02. February 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fairy Tales and Folklore, Paige

Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire, 280 pages, read by Paige, on 01/25/2012

Internationally acclaimed author Gregory Maguire has written more than just the ever popular Wicked. Mirror Mirror is his adaptation of the story of Snow White. Instead of the traditional story written by the Brothers Grimm or the Disney creation, Maguire brings history into the story looping the imfamous Borgia’s of Italy into the story.The mirror and the dwarves are still very much a part of the story as are many of the traditional and well known elements, but they are slightly altered or have a different backstory.

Having never read anything by Maguire I was surprised. Wicked is so very popular I was expecting something with a little more, something. This is not to say that I didn’t enjoy it, but it ended with a sort of ‘meh’ ending. I would still reccomend it to anyone looking for something a little different than what seems to be the norm in teen lit, but it was not my favorite. I did love the ‘historic’ tie-ins; it was a nice, fun touch.

 

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