Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Teen Tuesday: Reckless by Cornelia Funke
Reckless by Cornelia Funke. 394 p. Reckless series #1. Little, Brown and Company, September, 2010. 9780316056090. (Own.)
Germany's version of J.K. Rowling has created an original fairy tale in the tradition of the brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. In Reckless, Jacob and Will's father has disappeared. Twelve-year-old Jacob travels through the mirror in search of him. He's unsuccessful but returns with treasures from Mirrorland. He continues his search and treasure collecting for twelve years until his brother, Will follows him into Mirrorland, is injured by a goyl and is slowly turning to stone. Now, Jacob must find the Dark Fairy if his brother is to be cured. This dark and creepy tale would thrill the original Jacob and Will. It will not be to a reader's taste if he or she prefers the "Disney version" of fairy tales.