Book Review: Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Hepperman
I loved poetry as a teenager, but it’s rare to find a collection that I feel confident recommending to Real Actual Teens today. Then I read this kick-ass, thought-provoking, feminist collection of poems inspired by fairy tale tropes, and I was blown away.
Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Hepperman
Published:September 23rd 2014 by Greenwillow Books/Harper
Source: ARC from publisher
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Genre: fairy tales, retellings, poetry
Synopsis: Once upon a time…
you were a princess,
or an orphan.
A wicked witch,
Big Bad Wolf,
Little Bo Peep.
But you are more than just a hero or
a villain, cursed or charmed. You are
everything in between.
You are everything.
In fifty poems Christine Heppermann places fairy tales side by side with the modern teenage girl. Powerful and provocative, deadly…
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