Towering

Towering

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A contemporary retelling of Rapunzel told from the alternating perspectives of three teens whose fates unknowingly bind them together to destroy a greater evil"--.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, c2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062024176
0062024175
Characteristics: 295 p. ; 22 cm.

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mbssmith
Jul 31, 2013

This book was pretty good. I really liked the rhapsody, that was a good detail, but I think it would have been better if Alex Flinn had modernized another detail from the fairytale like the tower or the long hair. I also don't think that Wyatt should have had the fleeting thought that Mrs. G and Mama were the same person.

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Elentari
Jul 02, 2013

I just finished reading this book. I would not say it was horrible or even bad, I just think that the book was a bit lacking. I was really disappointed after reading A Kiss in Time, which was a wonderful book by the same author. I just think the plot could have been more developed, and the characters as well. I wish I actually cared about what was going to happen in the story, but I didn't. I think the entire plot was far fetched and stupid to be honest. The book was alright, but it lacked the luster of a truly good book. Also, i was kinda creeped out by the reference to Wuthering heights in this story. ugh!

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Futuregohangurl
Jun 27, 2013

i enjoyed this book. i liked it better than her other book i read. this was a very good book. i may try her other stuff

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BlackWickedPanther
Apr 30, 2013

At first, I merely saw his face, his hands on the window ledge. Then, his whole body as he swung himself through the window. Only I could not see what he swung on.
Until, one day, I told my dream self to look down. And it was then that I saw. He had climbed on a rope. I knew without asking that the rope had been one of my own tying.

Rachel is trapped in a tower, held hostage by a woman she’s always called Mama. Her golden hair is growing rapidly, and to pass the time, she watches the snow fall and sings songs from her childhood, hoping someone, anyone, will hear her.

Wyatt needs time to reflect or, better yet, forget about what happened to his best friend, Tyler. That’s why he’s been shipped off to the Adirondacks in the dead of winter to live with the oldest lady in town. Either that, or no one he knows ever wants to see him again.

Dani disappeared seventeen years ago without a trace, but she left behind a journal that’s never been read, not even by her overbearing mother…until now.

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white_rhino_0
Jun 12, 2013

white_rhino_0 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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RedCherries
Sep 17, 2017

" High in my tower I sit. I watch the birds fly below, the clouds float above, and the tall green forest stretch to places I might never see.

Mama, who isn't my mother, has kept me hidden away for many years. My only companions, besides Mama, are my books—great adventures, mysteries, and romances that I long to make my reality. But I know that no one will come to save me—my life is not a fairy tale after all.

Well, at least no one has come so far. Recently, my hair has started to grow rapidly and it's now long enough to reach the bottom of the tower from my window. I've also had the strangest dreams of a beautiful green-eyed man.

When Mama isn't around, I plan my escape, even if it's just for a little while. There's something—maybe someone—waiting for me out there and it won't find me if I'm trapped here Towering above it all "- Goodreads

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