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Deerskin by Robin McKinley
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Sep 27, 12

bookshelves: comfort-reads, wish-i-owned-it, 5-stars, fantasy
Read in November, 2009

McKinley has covered many fairytales in her novels, but this is the one that haunts me the most.
Based on Perrault's "Donkeyskin" Deerskin is the story of princess Lissla Lissar, daughter of the most beautiful woman in the world. Her mother's dying request is that her husband only marry a woman as beautiful as her - and that becomes her daughter.
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The dreamlike quality of the writing means that the trauma scenes are obscured. But the emotion is real - as is the hope and the recovery.
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Yvonne Please use a spoiler warning. Some of us aren't familiar with the Donkeyskin story and don't want to be spoiled while reading reviews to decide if we want to read the book.


Annie Yvonne wrote: "Please use a spoiler warning. Some of us aren't familiar with the Donkeyskin story and don't want to be spoiled while reading reviews to decide if we want to read the book."

Sorry Yvonne. This has now been fixed.


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