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Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses by Ron Koertge
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Aug 18, 2012

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bookshelves: older-teen, poetry, short-stories
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A collection of prose/poem versions of twisted fairy tales.

A lot of them were obnoxious or tried too hard to be edgy/shocking, but there were a few that were really good (The Emperor's New Clothes - an Afterword, and Wolf in particular). A lot of the selections in this book would be good discussion starters. Maybe pair one of them with the actual Grimm's tale or another twisted tale like the kinds Jackson Pearce writes?

Several mentions of sex & themes younger readers probably won't understand make this one for older teens and adults only.

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