Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood review by J...
Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Classic
Five Star Award

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Age at time of review - 10
Reviewer's Location - Naples, FL, United States
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Liesl Shurtliff takes one of the most loved fairy tale characters, LIttle Red Riding Hood, and makes her into a heroine that goes simply by the name Red.

The story follows Red and her friend Goldie (Yes, that is based on the character Goldilocks) on a quest to find a magic that will save Red's sick Granny.  There are references to many events in the traditional fairy tale, but they are told in a way that makes the stories seem entirely new.

Red embarks on a quest to save her Granny even though she is afraid to use magic. She feels it always ends in disaster for her.  Along the way, she learns a lot about her granny and her own magical abilities that she never knew.

The reader will be caught up in Red's adventure and will find it difficult to put this book down.

If you liked Rump (which was a Sunshine State Young Reader Award nominee in 2014-15) then you will love Red!

 

 

Opinion: 

I absolutely loved this story!  I had not read Rump or Jack but I definitely will now! 

I loved how little bits of the traditional fairy tales were added into the story.  For example, the scene where Red has the conversation with the "wolf" and says "Granny, what big teeth you have!" but it is just a game she plays with her Granny.  That is so creative!

I had a hard time putting this book down.  I just couldn't wait to find out what or who Red would encounter next!

Rating:
5
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This book is totally appropriate for everyone.

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