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Lonely Castle in the Mirror

Lonely Castle in the Mirror

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2000s: How can you save your friend’s life if she doesn’t want to be rescued?

  • ISBN: 978-0857527288
  • Translator: Philip Gabriel
  • Genre: Fiction, Translated Fictioin

What you need to know before your trail

In a tranquil neighbourhood of Tokyo, seven teenagers wake to find their bedroom mirrors are shining.

At a single touch, they are pulled from their lonely lives to a wondrous castle filled with winding stairways, watchful portraits and twinkling chandeliers. In this new sanctuary, they are confronted with a set of clues leading to a hidden room where one of them will be granted a wish. But there’s a catch: if they don’t leave the castle by five o’clock, they will be punished.

As time passes, a devastating truth emerges: only those brave enough to share their stories will be saved.

Travel Guide

Transport yourself to a castle in Japan

The setting is secondary to the plot but there’s some fun mentions of a castle! This novel is all about  a castle in a mirror…

“The only place she could now go to freely from her bedroom was the castle. If I’m in the castle, she started to think, then I’ll be safe. Only the castle beyond the mirror could offer her complete protection.”

Much of the action takes place in the school environment in and around Japan.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Lonely Castle in the Mirror

Destination/location: Japan  Author/guide: Mizuki Tsujimura Departure Time: 2000s

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