Briar Rose

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at
Fri Oct 27 06:20:36 EDT 2000

Becca had heard of Briar Rose (by Jane Yolen), and wanted to read it
because the main character was named Becca (WAY cool!).  I picked it up
yesterday, and finished it last night - despite being in the middle of A
Civil Campaign.  Is there higher possible testimony?

It's an interweaving of Sleeping Beauty and a Holocaust story, which
sounded odd, but works extremely well, IMO.  I liked the way the fairy tale
was changed and twisted, rather in the way DWJ did with Tam Lin, almost.
Anyone else read it and have any reactions to share?


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