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If you could sum up Dearest in three words, what would they be?
Sweet, lovely, surprising
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This series has turned out to be one of my favorite fairy tale retellings. The way Kontis involves so many different fairy tales is so enjoyable. This one had bits of the Seven (6 in the original Grimm) Swans, The Goose Girl, and a hint of Peter Pan.
Friday is the sixth Woodcutter sister and she gets a bad rap for being dull. I must disagree wholeheartedly. She is pure of heart and incredibly brave and loving. She is a princess, yet she takes all of the refugee children under her wing and teaches them the value of being useful.
She sets about to help a cursed princess and her seven brothers when she discovers them by mistake one night after chasing down a dog. The brothers are endlessly entertaining. I especially loved the twins (as I have twin brothers) and their sense of humor.
I'm just really happy about this book. 5 Stars. Keep 'em coming, Ms. Kontis!
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Kontis weaves a beautiful, haunting tale that Kellgren brings to life. It's definitely something I'd listen to again and I felt comfortable listening to it with my young kids in the car.