Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel

Written by: Megan Morrison

First line: Rapunzel tossed the book out of the bathtub.

Why you should read this book: In this clever re-imagining of the old fairy tale, Rapunzel's Stockholm Syndrome runs deep, but she leaves her tower because she believes it's the only way keep her witch safe. Along with Jack (he of beanstalk-climbing fame), she visits the fairies and then undertakes a long and arduous journey, constantly weighed down by her hair and her own mixed-up expectations. I enjoyed this book much more than I expect to; it's a smart, fun romp through a fantasy world that takes itself just seriously enough.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You'd do anything for eternal youth and beauty.

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