Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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“Grandmother, what big eyes you have!”
When young Red makes that statement to her grandmother Matilda, we all know where the story is going—or do we?—in The Grandmother with Enormous Eyes by author A.G. Marshall.
Having already enjoyed a different story in this series, I didn’t feel the need to check the blurb for this one. The title let me know which fairy tale would be retold here.
This short read took me into an area of fantasy I’ve never entered on purpose before, and I likely never will, but the twist turns out to be a great one for this reimagined story.
Granted, the way Red keeps addressing her grandmother as “Granny” over and over again is pretty tiresome, but the story is well-written overall, and wow, it’s a rather poignant one.