Award-winning author Melanie Dickerson, a masterful storyteller, continues her medieval retelling of fairy tales, this time using the story of Rapunzel.
In The Golden Braid, seventeen-year-old Rapunzel lives with her mother Gothel in medieval Hagenheim. Rapunzel dreams of learning to read and marrying one day — dreams Gothel continues to prevent from happening . . .
As in her earlier books, Dickerson’s tales feature wholesome relationships while still building a strong attraction between the main characters, making this a good choice for teen readers.
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Have you read the other young adult books by Melanie Dickerson? If not, check out my reviews for
- Captive Maiden – loosely based on Cinderella
- Fairest Beauty – loosely based on Snow White
- Healer’s Apprentice – loosely based on Sleeping Beauty
- Merchant’s Daughter – loosely based on Beauty and the Beast
- Princess Spy – loosely based on The Frog Prince