Book Review: The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson

This is my first experience with Melanie Dickerson and her writing and I have to say that it wasn't what I expected. I think Dickerson does a great job with the world. She tries to keep her time periods as accurate as she possibly can. I really like this when someone is trying to keep some sort of historical background to the story. I think this story will really draw people who enjoy historical fiction mixed with fairy tales.

This book really drew me in because of the fact that this Rapunzel could throw knives. Who wouldn't want to read about a Rapunzel that is so incredibly cool. I wanted to find out what this book had to do with throwing knives and it just wasn't there. I was sadly disappointed because Rapunzel was just so afraid. Everything seemed to scare her. I really think that Rapunzel is more jumpy than myself. Rapunzel has always been sheltered by her over protective mother. Her mom is always moving her from place to place to protect her from the men that want to marry her.

I had a really hard time finding a connection with this book. I feel like it is one of those books that you read and it is enjoyable but it isn't for you. That is how I felt. The book was enjoyable enough, I didn't hate it but it just isn't for me. I do recommend this to those that maybe want a softer sort of fairy tale retelling.

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