Monday, July 14, 2008

Black Pearls: A Faerie Strand by Louise Hawes - OPTIONAL

Hawes, Louise Black Pearls: A Faerie Strand, 211 pgs. Houghton Mifflin Company

Language~G, Sexual Content~PG-13; Violence~PG


At first glance, this title appears to be the telling of some dark faerie tale. Unfortunately the cover is very misleading. Hawes takes 7 known fairy tales and retells them in a non-traditional way, while intriguing to the fairytale connoisseur; the stories are far from scary and are often full of disturbing images with underlying sexual inferences. This collection will leave most readers slightly disappointed.

Allison Madsen~Teen Librarian-SJO Public Librarian

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