Heather's Reviews > A Tale Dark & Grimm
A Tale Dark & Grimm (A Tale Dark & Grimm, #1)
Jul 17, 2010
Recommended to Heather by: my boss and her nine-year-old daughter
Recommended for: reluctant young readers, or anyone looking for a good fun read.
I read the advance reading copy of this book, and absolutely LOVED IT! I want to recommend it to anyone that works with young students, particularly those that are reluctant readers. I agree with my boss, who when she handed it to me, said "Can't you just see all the fifth grade boys drooling over this book?" It is wonderfully bloody and fun--but there is also a level of complexity that the author loves to point out in his to-the-side narration, but never explicitly state, such as: "Why? I've already told you. I don't know. Though it may have something to do with sacrifice" (61, ARC). I love that the author is acknowledging that there IS complexity to the fairy tales we have so simplified over the years. I also love that he leaves the reader to figure out the importance of the stories, that he uses big words, and that he has high expectations for his readers. GOOD classroom book (depending on age level), and EXCELLENT book for independent but picky readers!
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