Erica Sonzogni


Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, immigration, comic, bogeyman, rescue

Document Type

Book Review


This book of short stories compiles fictional accounts written by various authors. Each story includes a male main character who struggles with good and evil. One story is a fairy tale that involves a thief who turns into a hero by helping Little Red Riding Hood. The thief, known as The Bandit King, is a comical young boy who is a dictator over his own kingdom, but has a change of character when he encounters the strong-willed Hood. Another story is about a boy and his father who are escaping Mexico to come to the United States illegally. This child’s journey is terrifying and readers feel the intense suspense as he narrowly escapes to a better life.