In an author’s note at the back of her new novel, Alex Flinn writes about reactions to her previous fairy tale pastiche, BEASTLY. She was. year-old Johnny is approached at his family’s struggling shoe repair shop by Princess Victoriana, who asks him to find her brother who was turned into a frog. Cloaked by Alex Flinn. Cloaked book cover. logo logo. Rating / Alex Flinn is synonymous with modern fairytale remakes.

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The entire story is very lighthearted allex very comedic in tone. I think I write for young-adults because I never quite got over being one.

Children’s Book Review: Cloaked by Alex Flinn, HarperTeen, $ (p) ISBN

There aren’t enough good ones out there of that fairy tale. Because I knew it all was true, the second I got cloaked. Is this a series? At the end of the Book, Flinn lists all of the stories that she drew from, floaked there were waaay more than I was expecting.

Too many events happening and too many storylines for one story. Let me set the scene for you: But that was a long time ago. I mean, who doesn’t want to read a mixture of fairytale retellings in one? There are I felt three main retellings goi 3.

Flat like the characters and absurd like the rest. It’s meant to be light and fluffy and fun. Victoriana places her small hand in front of the dog, and he stops. Select a Tag Likely Stories Book Group Buzz featured fiction good books for book groups adult books Bookends Audiobooker nonfiction book group tips picture books video Shelf Renewal readers’ advisory crime fiction Book Trailer Thursday backlist Mystery Month adult fiction PreS-Gr. Oh, I am such an idiot. It also makes it hard to see because the manager, Mr.


I must have made my dad read it to me twice a week for an entire year.

First of all, Johnny pissed me off so much. View all 5 comments. I guess I must have nodded or something because, cloakex that point on, every poem I ever wrote in school was submitted to Highlights or Cricket magazine. But the real world can Liga raises her two daughters in the safe haven of an alternative reality, a personal heaven granted by magic as a refuge from her earthly suffering.

Oh and did I mention the shoes? It’s ridiculously cheesy and eye-rolling annoying. Get to Know Us. It’s painfully, sadly obvious that his best friend, Meg, has a crush on him, but he never picks up on a single one of her anvil-sized hints. Normally, Alex Flinn writes about the princess falling in love and the inclusion of another girl is to make us readers hate her.

The story has several takes on old fairy tales. But a good witch. Something about it just seemed cloked it was written by a girl, which it was. The dog scampers out, looking for something to sniff, but at a signal from the princess, he comes right back and sits behind her.


And then there was the whole shoe theme — a major addiction of mine! I lost count of how many times the main character, Johnny, made me face palm at his dimness and complete inability to read anyone around him. It makes use of some lesser known tales right alongside the more obvious ones, and it uses them all in a way that I can’t help but describe as cute.

Zeiser, told my mother, “Alexandra marches to her own drummer. And there was a LOT of clpaked moments. She lives in Miami with her family.

Cloaked by Alex Flinn

The novel is also pretty clean with the exception of some kissing, and like all fairytales it has a moral at the end. Anyway, this is just a hodgepodge of various Grimms’ Fairy-Tales, all because in her first book readers had no idea what Snow White and Rose Red was. Lynn and I both have shoe addictions so there was natural appeal here.

It’s even better because I was wrong. It’s a fun enough book, but it’s very much lacking in depth.