There are times when the world needs a story that is simple, rich, wonderous, and happy. A book that takes you into the mind of a child, and shares the world with you in a whole new light.
Enter, Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell.
After falling head over heels for Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms, I sought out Rundell’s other works. And I was not disappointed.
Rooftoppers offers a story that is full of love, charm, adventure, and the kind of feeling you get when eating a warm, sweet, sticky cinnamon roll. And that is honestly the best way to describe this book, I believe. I love it. No, I adore it. This story is one that I cannot wait to share with my future children, because it encapsulates in it all that is beautiful and good and wonderful about not just childhood but the world.
Imagine yourself an orphan, but living with the most loving scholarly man in the world, who gives you the best out of life, and teaches you what is really genuinely important. Imagine all of that about to be stripped away from you, when, out of sheer luck, you get a lead to the long lost mother you’ve been dreaming of your whole life. And then you’re on the run, on a desperate search for the mother lost so long ago, trying to find her before your time runs out.
That is the mere outer layer of Rooftoppers. There is such beauty in this book. Go read it.
Have you found any True Gems lately? Tell me about them in the comments!