Monday, June 18, 2018

Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood

Red: The True Story of Red Riding HoodGoodreads Synopsis:    Red is not afraid of the big bad wolf. She’s not afraid of anything . . . except magic.
But when Red’s granny falls ill, it seems that only magic can save her, and fearless Red is forced to confront her one weakness.

With the help of a blond, porridge-sampling nuisance called Goldie, Red goes on a quest to cure Granny. Her journey takes her through dwarves’ caverns to a haunted well and a beast’s castle. All the while, Red and Goldie are followed by a wolf and a huntsman—two mortal enemies who seek the girls’ help to defeat each other. And one of them just might have the magical solution Red is looking for. . . .

My Thoughts:

-    I know I'm posting this after Grump, but I promise I read this first. I just had to get Grump's post up because I was assigned a date.

-    I really enjoyed this one. I liked the references to Rump, and I really liked the variety of fairy tales that were used. For some reason, I just love fairy tale mash ups.

-    I'm glad Red got her own book. She was such a fun character in Rump, and it was fun to get to know her story.

-    I loved Red's character development. She went through a lot, and she had to learn so much. It was good to see her stretch and grow.

-    I really liked Red's relationships and interactions with the other characters, especially Goldie. 

-    I loved the message of this book. It is something everyone could benefit from. It talks about grief and not wanting the people we love to die. It was so good, and it tackled the topic is a great way for a middle grade book.


  1. Sounds like this one was another win. I love fairytale mashups too.

    1. Ya, there is something more fun and clever about mixing up fairy tales than having just one.