Reviewed by Catherine B. (age 12)
To me, this novel was full of surprises. I liked when the queen died because she found a live rat in her soup. I loved reading this book over and over again. This book was different because there are four separate stories in this one book. One story is about Despereaux. The other stories are about a rat named Roscuro and a girl named Miggery Sow. The last part of the book connects them all together. My favorite character would have to be Despereaux because he is so adorable and unique. I think that he's a very special mouse. My favorite part was when Despereaux came out of the dungeon covered in flour and the Mouse Council thought he was a ghost.
I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes adventurous stories with unlikely heroes.