Saturday, November 14, 2009

Evil Step Mothers!

The Poison Apples Lily Archer

Despite references to various fairy tales, this is NOT a fairy tale retelling, which is really hard to tell from the product description.

Once I got over that disappointment, I was very much able to enjoy this book for what it is. Alice, Reena, and Molly are three very different girls with one thing in common-- a totally evil step-mother (and apparently whackjob dads that let their stepmoms just treat them like utter crap). The three are exiled by these (metaphorical) witches to boarding school, where they meet and form an unlikely friendship.

Chapters switch POV between each of the main characters, allowing them to flesh out as we see their inner monologue and everyone else's take on them. A great and funny twist on the boarding school/friendship/learning to accept change type story.

Book Provided by... my local library

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Charlotte said...

I liked this one a lot too!

Abbi Glines said...

Thanks for this info! I needed a new read. This sounds great.