Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
Overall
3.7 Llamas

Review

I remember reading this book for the first time and I was all, like, “Wow that is so cool” or “Wow that’s kind-of weird. And then when I finished it, my mind was blown. THIS IS, HANDS DOWN, THE BEST TELLING OF RAPUNZEL EVER!!!!!!!! I would know. I’ve read a LOT of Rapunzel books.

Now there is magic in the book, but come on, I have only read two-or-three Rapunzel books where there wasn’t. And yes, there is a witch… but there is always a witch in Rapunzel. And though this book was written for kids, I personally believe this is a book for both youths and kids.

Over all, one of my favorite Rapunzel tales. And a good read for… well anyone really (but mostly girls, sorry guys).

Pros

  • A whole new twist on Rapunzel
  • For youths/kids

Cons

  • There is magic, good and bad

In all of Tyme, from the Redlands to the Grey, no one is as lucky as Rapunzel. She lives in a magic tower that obeys her every wish; she reads wonderful books starring herself as the heroine; her hair is the longest, most glorious thing in the world. And she knows this because Witch tells her so– her beloved Witch, who protects her from evil princes, the dangerous ground under the tower, even unhappy thoughts. Rapunzel can’t imagine any other life.

Then a thief named Jack climbs into her room to steal one of her enchanted roses. He’s the first person Rapunzel’s ever met who isn’t completely charmed by her (well, the first person she’s met at all, really), and he is infuriating– especially when he hints that Witch isn’t telling her the whole truth. Driven by anger at Jack and her own nameless fears, Rapunzel descends to the ground for the first time, and finds a world filled with more peril than Witch promised…and more beauty, wonder, and adventure than she could have dreamed.

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