Two children, 10 yo Abby and her 7 yo brother Jonah, move to a new house in a new town. A new house with a mirror in the basement that hisses, turns purple, and sucks you into fairy tales. In Whatever After Fairest of All, Abby and Jonah find themselves in the tale of Snow White, where Jonah prevents the evil step-mother from giving Snow White the apple. Does that change Snow’s story? Why, yes, yes it does. Can Abby and Jonah set Snow back on course? I know, but I’m not telling. 😉
Theology: God Who?
Whatever After Fairest of All is a secular romp through a fairy tale. God is not mentioned or alluded to in any way. What we have is a 10 yo main character that thinks she should be able to control the events around her. She mostly doesn’t succeed.
G for good fun, a girly read, and great voice. The books sounds very much like a 10 yo talking.
Fitting into a new town and school and giving change a chance.
Sarah Mlynowski has started a fun new series. This book, #1, is a nominee for the Texas state award for middle grade fiction (The Bluebonnet Award). My daughter loved this book and it made me smile as well. We will enjoy reading the others.