The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales (Once Upon a Time Today 0.4)
The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales by Heidi Garrett is a compilation of three short stories, "The Girl Who Watched for Elves," "The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes," and "The Girl Who Couldn't Sing." I am a huge fan of books that take well-known fairy tales and twist them into something new or of stories that create new fairy tales. I have entire shelf dedicated to these types of books on GoodReads.
I really struggled with The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales. All three stories are apparently abo...more
The Girl Who Believed in Fairy Tales is comprised of three short stories. I'll review each story individually and then share my thoughts about the stories as a whole.
"The Girl Who Looked for Elves"
A girl named Heather goes to a tarot reader and reviews her life in the past, present and future. This is the story of how her parents ended up divorcing and all the fighting that led up to that. Her father remarries, and her stepmother ...more
My rating for this book is 3 stars. This is a bind up of 3 novellas called The Girl Who Watched for Elves, The Girl Who Dreamed of Red Shoes and The Girl Who Couldn't Sing. These are all about one character named Heather Baker and her journey through life, love and relationships in some aspect.
The only story I thoroughly enjoyed was The Girl Who Watched for Elves. I absolutely loved the way Heather was making symbolism out of what the read ...more
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Even though this is an interesting bundle of three stories loosely based on fairy tales and biographical details about the author herself, I couldn't really get into it, and the last story in this collection, "The Girl Who Couldn't Sing" was plainly boring and annoying. Heather, the protagonist, believes in fairy tales and will rely on them when seeking for advice. Can we always relate our daily life events to fairy tales? In this ...more
I like the premise of Garrett's book, but I feel like I need to relate the main character more deeply and I need more elements from the fairy tales in each story. There was the archetypical evil step mother in the first story. Red, being a symbol for passion and danger is definitely present with the shoes in the second story. I would have liked to see more done with the ...
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The wonderful cover, letter to the reader and the incredibly well written book are a wonderful combination. A must read! I got this book free from the author for this review. I received this book as an ebook and enjoyed it so much that I am going to by a hard copy to add to my library.