Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Towering by Alex Flinn
Once again, Alex Flinn has woven a wonderful tale. In this modern day retelling of the story of Rapunzel, Rachel is a girl who lives in a tower visited by a woman who is not her mother, every evening. Her hair grows fearsomely fast and her tears have healing powers. When she is 17 years old, she dreams of a boy with dark hair and green eyes. Wyatt, also 17 years old has gone to stay with Mrs. Greenwood, a friend of his mother's after a tragic experience. From her house, he hears a beautiful voice singing. Not to mention the ghost who spoke to him and her journal that he found. Drawn inexplicably, he finds Rachel in her tower. That is when things get dangerous. Fantastic story! I totally loved it and highly recommend it.