Sleeping Beauty, meet the Holocaust

When I was twelve I read “Briar Rose” the first time.  I loved the book then.  I had to read it again for a class this semester.

+ I still found it as appealing as when I read it thirteen years ago.

+ Well written

+ Imaginative/creative work

+ Reworked history

There were few negatives about this book except that it’s hard to grasp Gemma’s version of Sleeping Beauty because of the chapeter setups.  I think an older youth should read this book, because some of the descriptions are quite blunt for a twelve or thirteen year old.

Jane Yolen is amazing as usual.


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