I gave this book a decent rating, just because it had such an interesting setting. It was current, except not futuristic. The characters that inhabit it are strange and magical, but utterly grounded. Though the book is written in prose and not poetry, it is almost like the Weetzie Bat books. While the book was real, it didn't draw me in or enchant me. Readable, entertaining, but not rant-worthy.
Anything by Meg Cabot is entertaining, but I couldn't bring myself to read it all the way through. I sort of skipped around and read enough. It was entertaining but not entrancing.
I love love love this movie.It's semi-based on one of my darling childhood fairy tale retellings, The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker, and while not much of that tale is evident in the movie, it's totes still worth it. I love the jazz soundtrack, the flapper fashion, and the roaring twenties feel. Enjoy!
For those of you fairy tale buffs and retelling lovers, this movie's plot is definitely a bit far from the original. But, the new elements are cuter and much more Disney magical. The colors, Rapunzel's demeanor, and Gothel's 1D character are all in sync. I would definitely recommend it. :)
I was really super looking forward to this movie because I adored the book and sort of love David Levithan's work. However, the vulnerability of the novel was lost in translation. READ THE BOOK. It's better.