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Letters to Zell by Camille Griep
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May 06, 2015

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, written-by-a-friend, kindle

I unabashedly loved this book. It is full of humor and a lot of allusional gems to fairy tales and other works of beloved literature ranging from Oz to Narnia. And yet . . . it is not a frivolous story. These women (whom we would think of as Snow White (Bianca), Cinderella (CeCi), and Sleeping Beauty (Rory)) reveal real lives with real problems in their letters to their friend Zell (Rapunzel), who has recently upset their social structure by moving away with her husband and children to pursue her dream of raising unicorns. Her Pages (story) were done, so she was free to go "off-script," as it were. In doing so, she allowed CeCi, Bianca, and Rory to dream of a different life after their Pages are completed.

But not every fairy tale ends with Happily Ever After. The friends have to find a new equilibrium as their relationships change, and yet fulfill their own Pages lest the very fabric of their reality (the Realm of fairy tales) is destroyed.

A wonderful read. I can't recommend it highly enough.
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Reading Progress

May 6, 2015 – Shelved
May 6, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
May 6, 2015 – Shelved as: fantasy
May 6, 2015 – Shelved as: written-by-a-friend
August 10, 2015 – Shelved as: kindle
November 28, 2015 – Started Reading
November 28, 2015 –
4.0%
December 4, 2015 –
12.0%
December 9, 2015 –
19.0%
December 15, 2015 –
53.0%
December 25, 2015 –
73.0%
December 27, 2015 –
100.0%
December 27, 2015 – Finished Reading

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