Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan




I’d never thought of Sleeping Beauty as tragic before reading this version.  In the traditional version Beauty’s whole family remains asleep with her and all are awakened to a wonderful reunion.   Not so in Rose’s story, she’s been asleep and forgotten for 62 years, her parents are dead, her boyfriend is dead, and the world she knew is dead.  Rose’s awakening to her new world and her new life is complicated by a threat from the past.  She has to figure out what her childhood taught her and how she will go forward now.  I cried at the reveal, and I want more story.   I am buying a hard copy for the high school library.  

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