Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Second reaction: I wish Cinder wouldn't have been so down on herself. She is constantly demeaning herself, and wishing she was something else. She never has a good opinion of herself. Girls get enough of that already, I don't know if they really need to read about it. On the other hand, it can also make her more approachable as a character, that she has the same feelings that teens do. While I really enjoyed the book, this was a minor drawback.
Overall, I will still recommend the book. I think teens will really enjoy the story telling, plus the originality of the idea. Retold fairy tales are huge, and this is a great example of an original twist. There is a sequel coming soon (February 2013) that I can't wait to read. Fun book great idea, and lots of twists and turns!