Posted in 2013-2014 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Storybook of Legends, by Shannon Hale

Storybook of LegendsSummary: At Ever After High, a boarding school for the sons and daughters of famous fairy-tale characters, students Apple White and Raven Queen face the moment when they must choose whether to follow their destinies, or change them.

Little, Brown

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2 thoughts on “Storybook of Legends, by Shannon Hale

  1. Shannon Hale strikes again. This sweet story has a nice touch and keeps you reading. The themes of independence and friendship helped one connect to the characters. Also the chats between the narrator and the mad hatter’s daughter were quite amusing. The plot was captivating but often predictable. While this story was sweet and fun, I believe it will fail to satisfy all audiences, though it meets all the required criteria for mock-newbery. I would recommend this book for girls in the middle school age range.

  2. You will notice I disregarded that the book was published much like the Disney fairy books by Gail Carson Levine, as part of a merchandise franchise is my review. The Newbery award is impartial to every book, whether it is used in promotion for a product or not. Therefore, focus on the writing and newbery criteria for the book, not the franchise behind it because it is invalid to the argument of getting the book off the list. Just give examples of books that you have read that meet the requirements more fully, that you have enjoyed more.

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