Book Review: The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson

The Golden BraidBook Review: The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson

Like Dickerson’s other fairy tale retelling, this is a take on the Rapunzel story. This is the story that leads up to Rapunzel being locked in the tower. At first, her only worries are that she will never learn to read and that her mother is a little overbearing. Enter the knight who saves them from attack on the road, and you have the start of a great story.

This book started a little slow for me, but once I got hooked I had trouble putting it down. There were a couple cheesy moments but I can’t discuss without giving away too much of the plot. I did like how Rapunzel learned to read using not only the Bible, but other literature from that time. It might have people looking up those references.

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Recommended Grades: 7 and up
Genre: Fairy Tale
Overall Opinion:  Average
Source: ebook from Netgalley