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Too soft, too kind, unfit to be queen. That’s what everyone says about Sophie, heir to the throne. Yet, she’s a threat to the queen and what else can the queen do except send her to the woods with a huntsman. When they stop to rest, the huntsmen draws his knife, and, unlike the story we know, cuts out her heart. But that isn’t the end of this story. With the help of seven dwarfs, Sophie somehow survives, only to learn that not all is as it seems. With no other choice, she sets out on a quest to find the one really behind the attack, a quest that, should she fail, means the end of her life.

Poisoned is a retelling of the classic Snow White fairy tale, and it reads like a fairy tale as well. That doesn’t mean there will be a happily ever after, that you’ll have to find out for yourself. Some of the plot points felt like they were in the story only because they were in the original tale. The dwarfs don’t stick around long, I would have loved to see more of them, but Sophie meets other characters that I can’t help but love. Most of the characters have one or two defining traits but are otherwise flat.

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Author Jennifer Donnelly
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Scholastic Press
Publish Date 10/20/2020
ISBN 9781338268492
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Issue October 2020
Category Young Adult


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