Dependable, Young Adult, Alex Flinn, Snow White, Contemporary, Romance, Teen Idols, Fairy Tale
In this modern twist of Snow White, readers get the perspectives of all the primary characters. Violet is brilliant but ugly enough that her classmates and teachers despise and bully her. She only has one friend, Greg, until he forgets her and starts dating Violet’s worst enemy. While Violet is dealing with losing her only friend she meets Kendra, a witch who can help her change the way she looks and teach Violet how to use her magical gifts. Violet becomes obsessed with using magic to become beautiful, but nothing she does seems to be able to change Greg’s mind. Years later, Greg’s daughter, Celine, loves her new stepmother, Violet, until suddenly Violet no longer seems to like her at all. When Violet attacks Celine, Celine has to rely on the help of Kendra and her friend Goose to find her a true love’s kiss to save her life.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 36
, Article 39.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol36/iss5/39