Teachwire Logo
Book reviews

Glass Town Wars

Glass Town Wars

About the Book

Author: Celia Rees

Age Range: 11-14 Years 14-16 Years

Publisher: Pushkin

Price: £12.99

Review

The original ‘Glass Town’ was constructed and populated by the collective literary imaginations of Branwell, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë when they were all still children.

In this extraordinary book, Celia Rees dips into the fantasy world created by the young siblings – drawing out scenery, characters and conflicts, then skilfully weaving them into a storyline that also explores a near-future where artificial reality is about to open up new planes of existence, and the brutally beautiful Yorkshire moors where the Brontës lived, wrote, fought and dreamed.

Full of adventure, peril, violence and villainy, this is ultimately a tale of love between Tom, trapped in a coma and moving through virtual space, and Lucy, the girl who patiently reads to him while she waits for him to wake up; but also, it is hard not to conclude, a declaration of passion from the author to Emily Brontë herself.

Utterly beautiful.

Would you like your book reviewed by us?