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Sleepless Beauty by Frances Minters
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Mar 16, 10

bookshelves: pbgs3-traditional-books
Read in March, 2010

Sleepless Beauty is a fractured fairy tale that retells the traditional story of Sleeping Beauty in a contemporary and rhythmic fashion. When the young beauty in this story pricks her finger and falls asleep as the evil witch’s curse foretold, rather than being awakened by her true love’s kiss, the young beauty in this story is awakened by the voice of a great rock star. The author’s choice to use a great rock star, rather than a handsome prince, to awaken the young beauty from her sleep reflects the musical style that is used throughout this book. The style can be clearly seen in the poetic and somewhat lyrical nature of the text which seems to appeal to the youth of today’s pop culture. This distinct, rhythmical style serves as an effective way to update and recreate the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty.
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