Day 7 – A Book That Makes You Laugh

Okay, it’s time to unveil a really obscure book for this challenge day!  

Cyrano by Geraldine McCaughrean is a retelling of the play based on the life of the well-known historical figure, Cyrano de Bergerac.  

Cyrano, a swashbuckling soldier who is a master of words, meets and falls in love with the beautiful Roxanne.  Unfortunately Roxanne has given her heart to another man and, to his dismay, Cyrano ends up helping his rival write romantic love letters to his sweetheart.  Cyrano yearns to win Roxanne’s love but his enormous nose gets in the way.

While this book is sweet, poignant and, at times, sad, there were parts where I laughed my head off and overall, I couldn’t put it down.

This book was shortlisted for the Carnegie Award in 2007.

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