Emily Simmerock's Reviews > I, Coriander
by Sally Gardner
I believe this is one of those select fairy tales that you have to be older to appreciate. I first received this book as a child, maybe ten years old, and tried to read it. I grew bored and impatient, as most ten-year-olds are, and wrote it off as a bad book. I got to organizing my bookshelves several years later, and came across it. Having it in my mindset that I would,once again, despise it, imagine my surprise and pleasure when I found the truth. I simply...loved this book. I found myself having to periodically put the book down from being overwhelmed by the emotion and the magic of the story.
Overall, I was extremely impressed at how well Sally Gardner brought in the history and magic to her well-woven tale. It has some sad parts, due to the death of a mother and an unpleasant (a grotesque understatement) new stepmother. But all in all it was a beautiful story I will recommend to anyone who enjoys a great fairy tale.