Grim edited by Christine Johnson is an Anthology of Re-Tellings of some of our favorite classic fairy tales!
Today’s review includes the second story, Figment by Jeri Smith-Ready.
“Inspired by classic fairy tales, but with a dark and sinister twist, Grim contains short stories from some of the best voices in young adult literature today:
Jeri Smith Ready
Shaun David Hutchinson
This is a short story of a Figment and it’s power to bring good luck to those who cherish it.
Following a teenage boy after hearing of his father’s passing, a mysterious object begins to speak to him. Soon, his social life is in shambles and he begins the journey to discovering who he can be.
This isn’t a creepy of spooky story. It’s more of a single spirit that drives this contemporary plot, and the ending is happier than I would have expected.
This is a story of trust, promises, and luck.
Scare Factor: 1/5
Star Rating: 3/5
Published: 25 February 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult Fairytale / Re-Tellings
Pages: 480, pages 34 –
How I Read It: Hardcover
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