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Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde
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Apr 05, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: library, reviewed

2 1/2 stars

Originally posted on my blog here.

You know a book is going to be EPIC when you laugh after only reading through the chapter headings. I guess that raised my expectations a little too high. The Author’s Note, which I never ever read, was actually quite interesting. Vivian Van Velde comes up with some exceptional questions having to do with the Red Riding Hood story. I mean really, most fairy tales that we grew up with have many, many things wrong with them that we don't pause to think about until we are older, if at all!

That being said, the story’s premises were interesting but kind of difficult to get through. I could see promise in them, but they were too simple and not engaging enough. I had to force myself to finish it. This brings it down to a 2 stars, but an extra half added for what it could have been.

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Reading Progress

April 5, 2011 – Shelved
May 1, 2011 – Started Reading
May 1, 2011 – Shelved as: library
May 1, 2011 –
page 50
May 4, 2011 – Finished Reading
May 8, 2011 – Shelved as: reviewed

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