Lisa Rathbun's Reviews > Golden: A Retelling of "Rapunzel"

Golden by Cameron Dokey
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Aug 11, 2011

I enjoyed this YA story. The "witch" was here a kind sorceress, reminding me of George Macdonald's wise woman. I wondered how the author was going to turn a bald girl into Rapunzel, but *possible spoiler* then came the revelation that there were two girls!

I felt like a paragraph or two were missing where Rapunzel realizes she must go inside the tower to help free Rue. She went from being surprised to realizing that she had to find the key to knowing she had to go inside alone very quickly; I thought parts seemed to be glossed over there.

I loved the message that love is a choice to continually keep building a room where the loved one is safe and protected. True life-long love takes effort.

(I do always feel uncomfortable when a sorceress is a good character considering the Bible's commands against sorcery.)

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