GERONIMO STILTON Book 28: WEDDING CRASHER
Geronimo gets the tackiest wedding invitation he's ever seen, written in crayon and sealed with chewing gum. It announces the wedding of his cousin, Stevie Stingysnout, which will be held at the family home, known as "Penny Pincher Castle" on "Cheap Change Hill." He can't believe it when Thea insists they attend. She doesn't even give him time to pack properly, but Geronimo comes along when he finds out that Benjamin is going.
When they arrive at Uncle Samuel S. Stingysnout's crazy castle, it's in the middle of nowhere --- and built out of all kinds of materials, even aluminum cans. In order to get in the castle, they must travel across the stinky moat in an old patched inner tube. Geronimo is appalled by his uncle's home and is amazed that his uncle loves it so much. He regrets going on the trip with his entire heart, especially after Trap tricks him into taking off his pants in front of a bunch of guests.
Because of Uncle Samuel's thrifty ways, the room Geronimo stays in is really poor and depressing. It holds a fireplace with pretend flames and a book that you can't open. Can things get any worse? Yes, as a matter of fact. When Geronimo needs the bathroom, he must ask his uncle for the key. Uncle Samuel can't hear very well and Geronimo can't wait. He's so impatient that he makes a fuss. Now the guests think Geronimo is a mouse who takes his pants off in public and is rude to his uncle. And that is not the end of his humiliation --- all because of prankster Trap.
Geronimo is amazed when the bride, Patience Plainpaws, begins to serve dinner wearing a maid's uniform. Geronimo overhears visitors discussing the fact that Patience was once wealthy but has since lost her fortune. Dinner itself is shocking because there is so little of it, and the castle is freezing. Is there any way this wacky wedding trip can have a happy ending worthy of a Geronimo Stilton book? You might be surprised…then again, you might not be!