This is one of my favorite series EVER!!!:)
Chris Colfer did an AMAZING job on this book. I've read all four and they are really good. They are the perfect thing to read if you are wondering about the backstory of your favorite fairytale characters. In this one it can be a little violent because Alex is kind of uncontrollable when she's angry (two bad people put a spell on her) but she is able to overcome it. The Masked Man is a little creepy, but not to bad. Spoiler Alert: It's really sad when Charlie a.k.a Froggy gets trapped in a magic mirror and when you find out that Morina is using kidnapped children to make her beauty products and the process is slowly killing them. Alex also gets really romantic with young King Arthur( they sleep together on a hill, hug and kiss really passionately, and "wake up in each other's arms") but, let's face it that happens in almost EVERY young teens book. Throughout the series I think the only language they use is "crap" and "darn" and Mother Goose and Merlin have a bit of a drinking problem. That's about it for the more inappropriate parts, everything else is great!:) I think it teaches kids really valuable lessons about friendship, honesty, courage, and having a pure heart. Not to mention all the things that they learn about fairytales!
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking