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Spinners by Donna Jo Napoli
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Apr 20, 09

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bookshelves: 2009
Read in April, 2009

I'm giving this four stars instead of three because I think those among my peers who enjoy fairytale retellings will enjoy Spinners, if only because it's rare to see Rumpelstiltskin retold. (Then again, I might have said the same thing about Wizard of Oz at one point and look what happened with that.)

My only complaint is how abrupt the ending was, and the only reason why I might have given this book three stars instead of four. The authors invested a lot of thought into the background story and how it evolved into the events we recognize from the classic tale. And yet, the story ends just as the fairytale does, without running down as intricately as the rest of the book. While it's easy enough to imagine what happened to all the characters, I still find the ending lacking.
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