Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Twelfth

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Book Review - Twelfth


About the Book

In Twelfth, Better Nate Than Ever meets The Parker Inheritance in this heartwarming mystery about finding your people and accepting others as they are.

Twelve-year-old Maren is sure theater camp isn’t for her. Theater camp is for loud, confident, artsy people: people like her older sister, Hadley—the last person Maren wants to think about—and her cinema-obsessed, nonbinary bunkmate, Theo. But when a prank goes wrong, Maren gets drawn into the hunt for a diamond ring that, legend has it, is linked to the camp’s namesake, Charlotte “Charlie” Goodman, a promising director in Blacklist Era Hollywood.

When Maren connects the clues to Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, she and her new friends are off searching through lighting booths, orchestra pits and costume storages, discovering the trail and dodging camp counselors. But they’re not the only ones searching for the ring, and with the growing threat of camp closing forever, they're almost out of time.

My Take on the Book
This was a powerful and important book that all need to read. Through the book you are challenged by the gender issues that are presented to every reader. The things I appreciated is that the author has done a great job at making these challenging topics fun and entertaining. Also, the author has created a strong main character that not only has to learn to accept themself, but also has to learn to grow, love and understand others labeled as different. This book really allows the reader to reexamine one's own humanity.

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