A powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty that is "heartbreaking and heartwarming."An American Library Association "100 Best Books for Teens"An American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults"Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by her grandmother Gemma's stories about... show more
A powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty that is "heartbreaking and heartwarming."An American Library Association "100 Best Books for Teens"An American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults"Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by her grandmother Gemma's stories about Briar Rose. But a promise Rebecca makes to her dying grandmother will lead her on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth of Gemma's astonishing claim: I am Briar Rose. A journey that will lead her to unspeakable brutality and horror. But also to redemption and hope.
Publish date: March 15th 2002
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages no: 239
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
, World War II
, Fairy Tale Retellings
Series: The Fairy Tale Series
The original fairy tales were darker and scarier than the tidied-up modern versions. Sure, some present-day ones still retain a shock factor, but they are so watered-down and are nothing like the original accounts, which, for the most part, do not end in "happily ever after."This is the a contempora...
I am not surprised that there may be a movie in the "works" for this book. I have met the author on several occasions and have found her a most delightful person. I've been reading and re-reading her stories for my own pleasure and to my children for years.This is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty wove...
This book is a reread for me and I'd still rate it 4.5 stars. I really really like this book! It's the first book that has ever made me cry. I enjoyed how the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty was used in the telling of the story. It's a very haunting and dark story that I did not expect when I first pi...
I remember feeling rather stunned when I first read this book. It's a re-imagining of the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty--the German version collected by the Brothers Grimm is known as "Briar Rose." I do love literate adaptations of these sorts of stories which, as the introduction to the book notes,...
This is the story of a grandmother who told a story of Briar Rose. A princess who is revived by a kiss from a prince. Her past is mysterious and when she dies her youngest grandaughter goes to find out more about her. Intercut with the story, Becca, the grandaughter, hunts up the past, finding th...