This is our quarterly book club to discuss fairy-tale retellings. Originally, this was just the two of us, but we have opened up the gates for new members (see button below to join). Discussion months are March, June, September, and December. The month following a discussion we will vote on the next book. Elizabeth and Mary will still do individual reviews on their respective blogs, and do an in-depth discussion covering the questions below. We will host more open discussions about the book in our Facebook group. You can also join to discuss all things fairy-tale, not just the current book club title.
Our in-depth discussions cover six questions:
In what ways is the retelling similar to the original fairy tale?
How are the two stories different?
Did the retelling retain enough of the original to be satisfying? Why or why not?
What did the retelling do better than the original?
What gaps did the retelling fill in that were missing in the original?