Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

Book - 2011
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The body of a young girl is discovered in a field of wheat. Her flesh mutilated by telltale claw marks. The Wolf has broken the peace. When Valerie learns that her sister has been killed by the legendary creature, she finds herself at the center of a dark mystery, one that has plagued her village for generations. It is revealed that the werewolf lives among them, and everyone in the village immediately becomes a suspect. Could her secret love Peter be behind the attacks on her town? Is it her betrothed, Henry? Or someone even closer to her? As the men in the village hunt for the beast, Valerie turns to her grandmother for help. She gives Valerie a handmade red riding cloak, and guides her through the web of lies and deception that has held her town together for so long. Will Valerie discover the werewolf's identity before the town is ripped apart? This is a dangerous new vision of a classic fairy tale, the happy ending could be hard to find.--Amazon.com
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Poppy, 2011.
ISBN: 9780316176040
0316176044
Branch Call Number: YA HORROR BlakleyC Sarah
Characteristics: 329 p. ;,21 cm.

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_infuse_ Aug 20, 2012

idk y but i love this new version of red riding hood just cuz she isnt exactly little and with the movie its a darker and deeper. the love triangle aspect kinda annoys me but the book is actually pretty good. the book keeps u guessing at who the wolf is.. no spoilers! but i just have to say i love max irons as henry<3 cant wait to see him in the host

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magicbookworm113
Aug 16, 2012

i really couldnt tell who was the wolf at first and i had really thought that it was peter or someone but when i read the bonus chapter on the website, i was really surprised to find out that it was actually... nevermind. anyways so yea it was surprising. overall it was a pretty good book.

peppermint365 Jul 24, 2012

This book was so catchy, I loved the twist that they put on the classic Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. I saw the movie and read this book in one day, but it was definitely a page turner - couldn't put it down! It was full of suspense and kept me guessing the potential wolf suspect.

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Kenaia
Jul 09, 2012

I'm such a sucker for retold fairy tales, and this is definitely the most creative retelling of Little Red Riding Hood I've ever read. I read the whole thing in one go. Granted, I was in a car for seven hours straight but you get my point. I was absorbed and it was fantastic!

sarkel43 Dec 25, 2011

Short and enjoyable read. Couldn't figure out who the wolf was either, but still worth it!

Eri_Berry Oct 19, 2011

I enjoyed it. But I couldn't figure who the wolf was for some reason.

PrimaGigi Oct 09, 2011

It's a fun, quick, read. The writing is enjoyable and doesn't get bogged down in trying to take itself too seriously. I enjoyed getting getting into greater detail about Valerie. She was my favorite character from the movie.

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Jasmine96
Jul 31, 2011

I watched the movie before I read this book.And I would prefer the movie over the book because the book was kind of boring and slow. but that movie was AWESOME!

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colten22022
Jul 10, 2011

extremley interesting!! loved it. I didn't quite like the ending...but it was amazing the whole way through!! :)

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KnitANewDawn
May 30, 2011

I wasn't all that impressed. Easy read, very predictable. A big issue for me at the start was I had to actually read the introduction to understand the housing situation. Either I missed a sentence or the author just skipped mentioning the houses were on stilts. Made things very confusing for awhile there (and then I caved and read the introduction which really shouldn't have any impact on the story).

At the end of the day, I'm glad I didn't buy it. Maybe the movie is better?

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Feb 13, 2012

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