I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a wonderful read that deserves to be listed as a YA classic. A little bit Austen but not quite so formal. Populated by a cast of eccentric characters, the narrator is a charming 17 year old girl, Cassandra. The characters are well developed and always interesting, the story doesn't follow the happy ever after formula and at the end it left me wondering what was next for the characters - always a sign of a good read.
Ref: What's in a Name, Historical Fiction Reading Challenge