Author: Cindy C. Bennett
Publication: February 12th, 2013
Source: Local Library
Read: May 3rd-9th, 2013
Summary (from Goodreads):
I have been in love with the story of Rapunzel since Disney's Tangled came out. I have watched the movie nonstop, but I can't get enough of Rapunzel's story. When I heard about Rapunzel Untangled I couldn't wait to read it for myself. I have to say that this book did not disappoint.
In this story Rapunzel has 15 feet of beautiful, blonde hair. She has been trapped in the tower her whole life because her mother keeps telling her she is the key to saving the world. Bennett spruced the story of Rapunzel up a bit and made it more modern by giving Rapunzel a computer where she does her schoolwork. Rapunzel has a facebook account. There was still parts of Rapunzel's story that were not believable. I liked that. That is one of the reasons I happen to enjoy fairy tales. Rapunzel just happens to be my favorite fairy tale.
Then Rapunzel meets Fane and I imagined Fane as this super good looking guy. Tall with dark hair and brown eyes. Fane changes everything for Rapunzel. For her whole life she has no contact with anybody else besides her mother and suddenly she has this chance to talk to another human being. Fane is the first person to make Rapunzel question her world and her mother's intentions. Fane changed Rapunzel for the better and I really enjoyed his character. One thing that did annoy me about Fane was how often he mentioned Rapunzel being hot.
All fairy tales seem to have some dark elements and the fairy tale of Rapunzel is no different. I loved how Bennett was able to embrace those dark elements instead of just creating a happy story. There had to be a reason Rapunzel was locked in the tower. Bennett gave us a reason although it might have not been a sane one.
I enjoyed the intensity of Bennett's Rapunzel story. I had to quit reading when I was ten pages to the ending and I had to put the book in my locker so that I would pay attention during class. I couldn't stop thinking about what would happen to Rapunzel. My sure sign of a good book is one you can't put down. Rapunzel Untangled was that kind of book for me. The ending was intense, but it gave me peace and I feel good about Rapunzel's future although it is still uncertain. I love reading reviews on this amazing book and I would recommend this book to all people who enjoy fairy tales.
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