REVIEW OF:  THE DOOR IN THE WALL, by Marguerite De Angeli

Reviewed by:  Jake

Have you ever tried to fight off an army with legs that can’t support you?  That’s what Robin, a knight in training from a royal kingdom, does in the The Door in the Wall by Marguerite De Angeli.  When Robin’s legs can’t support him, he gets out of knight camp and ventures with Brother Luke to a place of healing.  After summer, they travel back to the training camp, but a few weeks later, they are attacked.  Will Robin defeat the enemies or will he die in war?

This book is brilliantly written and I loved it.  I have never read a book this amazing.  My favorite scene was when he was whittling; it relaxed me when I was stressed.  The only thing I didn’t like was the slow beginning.

I would recommend this novel to anyone in 4th grade and up who likes to lay down and read a book in their free time.  I don’t think it would be good for ages younger than 4th grade because of some violence and harder language and vocabulary.