Saturday, June 4, 2011
Book 3: A Kiss in Time
Alex Flinn's retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story A Kiss in Time
was the first book I started and finished in the Reading Challenge. It hits the main points of the story -- Talia, the princess, does fall asleep for three hundred years and Jack wakes her with a kiss. It hits the main point of a YA story -- Jack's parents seem to neglect him, and he's a bit of a loser, but it turns out that everyone loves each other and has been misunderstood. It's a fairly lightweight story that doesn't really ring true, but it moves along nicely and makes for a nice fluffy read.