The Princess Bride, William Goldman

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  1. Shelby R. Says:

    Summary: The Princess Bride is a wonderful tale telling of true love, danger, and suspense. Buttercup, who was once a simple farm girl, is now arranged to marry the evil Prince Humperdink. Months before the grand wedding, Buttercup is kidnapped and sentenced to death by her captures. However, a mysterious man in black comes to her aid, defeating those who have taken her. Buttercup discovers this man to be the farm boy she so dearly loves. Her beloved Westley, who supposedly died while overseas. Soon they are on the run, hiding from The Prince and his soldiers. After hours of searching, Prince Humperdink catches them both. Outraged he sends Westley to a chamber of great pain. A chamber in which lies his very death. Buttercup, unaware of this tragic situation, sends out four letters to each direction in search of a response from Westley. Will she and Westley ever reunite? Or will Prince Humperdink kill him before they get the chance?

    Rating: I think this deserves at least three. Maybe three and a half. I quite enjoyed the old story and found it somewhat exciting.

    Reccomendations: Pride and Prejudice, and The Hunger Games series.

  2. Jacob L. Says:

    Synopsis:
    Buttercup falls in love with her farm boy, Westley. He goes away to earn money for them to be married. She hears he has been killed by pirates. Meanwhile Prince Humperdink declares Buttercup a princess so he can marry her. He has plans for her to be killed before they are married, so he can blame it on another country and start a war. Westley, who happens to not be dead, stops the prince’s assassins and foils his plan. Humperdink captures Westley and is about to marry Buttercup when Westly’s new friends Inigo and Fezzik break him out of the dungeon. Together, they are able to stop the wedding, save Buttercup, and escape.

    5/5 stars

    I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good adventure story, rounded out with some true love and humor.

    This book is really like nothing I’ve read before, I doubt there are any novels like it, or ever will be. But nevertheless, I reccomend the Inheritance series and the Harry Potter series.

  3. Jasmine M. Says:

    Summary: In a Renaissance-era world, a woman named Buttercup lives on a farm in the country of Florin. She enjoys verbally “abusing” the farm worker Westley, referring to him as “farm boy,” by demanding that he performs chores for her. Westley’s only answer is “As you wish,” which represents his great affection for her without actually ever saying so. After Buttercup realizes the true meaning of the words, as well as the fact that she returns his love, Westley leaves to seek his fortune so they can marry. Buttercup later receives word that his ship was attacked at sea by the Dread Pirate Roberts, who is notorious for killing all those upon vessels he chooses to board and attack. Believing Westley to be dead, Buttercup is forcibly engaged to marry Prince Humperdinck, the heir to the throne of Florin. But, Westley was able to escape and must now head to save Buttercup from having a marriage to the wrong man. The book combines elements of comedy, adventure, fantasy, romance and fairy tale into a classic tale of true love and high adventure.

    Evaluation: I enjoyed this book very much. It was even better than the movie, but at times had a couple parts that had been a little confusing. Even though that I knew how they lived happily ever after and Buttercup had not married Prince Humperdinck, it was still intriguing to keep reading because it’s nice to know how they escape the castle and head over to some other part of land and live the rest of their lives. It was a nice part when all throughout most of the story Buttercup thought that Westley was dead but instead, he was headed for her until he did find his one true love. It was a great read!

    Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

    Recommendations: Hunger Games Series, Water for Elephants, The Boy who Dared, Swindle.

  4. Michelle S. Says:

    Summary: In this story, there’s a girl, named Buttercup, who lives on the farm with her parents and a farm boy named Westley. After Buttercup professes her love to Westley he leaves to go to America to seek his fortune, and soon afterward is reported to have been murdered by the Dread Pirate Roberts. Buttercup is heartbroken, and promises to never to love anyone ever again. Prince Humperdinck must marry so that he can become king, and he demands Buttercup to marry him. But soon after Buttercup is kidnapped by criminals. The criminals take Buttercup to cliffs on the coast of Guilder. While at the cliffs each of the criminals are defeated by the man in black, who ends up being Buttercup’s true love, Westley. But Buttercup doesn’t learn that the man in black is Westly until after she sees Westley, alive on the prince’s bed. Then after Westley threatens the prince, Westley and Buttercup escape and live happily ever after.

    Evaluation: I liked the book a lot; I thought it had a good mix between action, adventure, and romance. I liked the fact that at the end they found each other and she didn’t marry the prince, the prince was rude and mean and didn’t deserve to marry Buttercup, especially because she didn’t truely love him, since she loved Westley. I didn’t like the fact that the writer made the reader believe that Westley was dead, but that made the ending even better when the reader found out that Buttercup’s one true love came and found her and rescued her from a tyrant prince. This story is a classic fairy tale, but what I like about it was that instead of the poor farm girl marrying the rich prince, she married the poor farm boy who loved her just as much as she loved him.

    Rating: 5 stars

    Reccomendations: The Wedding Girl, Three Cups of Tea, The Secret Life of Bees, A Corner of the Universe

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