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LIES, KNIVES AND GIRLS IN RED DRESSES by Ron Koertge, illustrated by Andrea Dezso

Posted in reviewku: plunder, young adult fiction, reviewku: poetry (all)

FAIRY TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE

Opinions, background

voices, motivations, side

stories, new truths told.

 

Nitty Gritty:

Middle grade / young adult

Fairy tale collection – subversive fiction

Multiple POVs – shifting from story to story and sometimes within single stories

Prose and poetry combination

Dark side and gritty underbelly of we’ll k own fairy tales

Strong imagery

Black graphic shadow / cut out style illustrations

Distinctive voices of main and secondary characters