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Scar and the Wolf (The Plainfield…

Scar and the Wolf (The Plainfield Chronicles)

by Plainfield Press

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3.5 Stars

Ten second synopsis: Little Red Zombie Hood triumphs over fashionable yet murderous wolf in this coming-of-age tale featuring missing body parts.

Scar and the Wolf is a quirky, funny debut to a series focused around traditional fairy tales set in the world of the undead. Inserting zombies into classic literature is nothing new (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, anyone?) but it comes off nicely here for middle-grade readers. The book is only 85 pages long, which is the perfect length for what's being attempted here - readers know the story, so there's no need for in-depth characterisation or long, drawn out pacing of the plot.

While it wasn't wholly what I expected, I did enjoy this book and will be looking out for the second in the series. Note to publishers: please re-issue these with illustrations!! The cover art is great but I would have loved to have seen some illustrations throughout the book to enhance the quirky feel of the text.

Recommended for middle graders (in age and spirit!) who like their fairy tales a bit on the nose. ( )
  BruceGargoyle | Dec 2, 2013 |
This was the second YA zombie I have read and it was awesome. It is full of funny character names and puns that are occasionally gross. But that is the point; this book is very funny and extremely entertaining! A zombie book that is written for both the young and young at heart. Today is a special day for Scarlet Bone – it is her Unearth Day; but instead of a special day for her to be pampered, she has some chores. She must go to the market and buy a haggis for her party tonight. Her parents tell her that she can use the change to buy something; the money left over will not be enough to buy the dream-cape of Scarlet’s dreams.
On her trip to the market, she is given some warnings such as to go buy the haggis first, not to go to the bad area of the market, and not to be late. You see, she has to walk through the woods to her grandma’s house and oh, by the way, she has a red cape! Well, as you can see this story is a twisted take on little red riding hood. Emphasis on the twisted part – as I previously mentioned, this story is very funny. As we read along, we know that Scarlet is not going to take heed to these warnings, as well as she doesn’t go to grandma’s house right away, and somewhere along the away, she will say something about grandma’s big teeth, et cetera.
So, if you want to laugh and be thoroughly entertained, pick up a copy of Scar and the Wolf! ( )
  slimy07 | Jul 22, 2013 |
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