Saturday, March 27, 2021

Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets by Mari Mancusi - ADVISABLE

Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets: The Story of Iduna and Agnarr
 by Mari Mancusi
, 338 pages. Disney Press (Buena Vista Books), 2020. $15.

Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG



The day was supposed to be about peace and a new alliance; instead, a battle rose up and separated loved ones. Amidst the confusion, Iduna saved Agnarr, the crown prince of Arendelle, but she is a Northuldra and must keep her identity a secret to stay in Arendelle. Secrets start to build on each other  and are kept for good intentions, but what if they start to be harmful?

Learning the story of Elsa and Anna’s parents charmed me. I loved reading the pieces that I knew would influence their family in ways Iduna and Agnarr didn’t know about yet and puzzling over other parts of the story that I couldn’t see fitting together in the moment. More than that, though, I am relieved that Mancusi expanded the beautiful familial love story that is so prevalent in Frozen and explained the choices that Elsa and Anna’s parents made in a way that is understandable. Disney fans do not yet know how much they need this book to love the royal family of Arendelle even more deeply.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen 

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