Parents' Guide to

Snow, Glass, Apples

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fairy tale favorite gets dark, violent, sexy makeover.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

Different Perspective

Not a horrible book for children overall, and if your child is exceptionally mature before the age of 14 I think that it would be perfectly fine for them to read this as well. It does not lie however when it mentions this book has several scenes of nudity and sex. Most of them do not show complete nudity however one scene shows the fully uncovered upper body of a woman. This book also is big on themes that some younger readers might not even pick up on which is another reason why I feel this is meant for older audiences. On the violence side it wasn’t too shocking for me, though I’ve personally never been afraid of gore. The main thing parents need to think about with this book though is the sexual and bodily content. Like I said earlier, great book overall, it packs a huge punch in the span of a few pages.
age 16+

Beautiful illustrations, creepy story, not for kids!

It's a creepy retelling of "Snow White" by Neil Gaiman, beautifully illustrated by Colleen Doran. It also includes graphic violence, explicit sex, and is generally not for children.

Is It Any Good?

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Everyone thinks Snow White is a folktale hero, but this erotically charged retelling shows her darker side. Neil Gaiman tells the tale from the perspective of the wicked witch, who struggles mightily to protect her king and their subjects from a strange, blood-drinking little girl. Sensitive readers may be overwhelmed by Colleen Doran's erotic artwork and by frank discussions and depictions of sex. Older, more sophisticated readers may appreciate the intricacies of the art and prose and be chilled by the ending. Gaiman and Doan are a formidable artistic team, and Snow, Glass, Apples finds them in top form.

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