Nov 25, 2012
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.
Fairy tales have never been more irreverent or subversive as Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.
Ok, so I admit it. I was sceptical when beggining this book. Teenager reading a fairy tale? As I read the last page though......oh....My....GOD!!! It was so good I almost started reading it all over again. No joke! I loved it that much. The only thing I can think of that's bad about this book is the fact that every parent or adult is terrible child murdurers....and that this particular child story is not really good for children to read unless the child was like me when I was a child. This particular gory horror filled fairy tale would have been the perfect book for me....but I was a weird child so I'd read it first yourself before deciding whether or not to let a child read it....just saying.