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A Kiss in Time

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Publisher: HarperTeen

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 400 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 006087421X | Isbn-13: 9780060874216 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Hardcover , eBook

Category: Fiction & Literature , Romance , Teens

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Book Description
In the same vein as Flinn's Beastly, this clever and humorous retelling of "Sleeping Beauty" follows an aimless American boy who awakens a princess who has been slumbering for 300 years. Jack is on a European tour mandated by his parents ("What they don't tell you about Europe is how completely lame it is") when he breaks an ancient curse by kissing the slumbering Princess Talia. Instead of rejoicing, she and other awakened members of their magical kingdom are confused and perturbed to find themselves in the 21st century. In order to escape the wrath of her father, who blames her for causing the curse, Talia flees with Jack to his home in Florida. While acclimating to the modern world-cell phones, television, Jell-o shots-the princess manages to charm everyone she meets and help Jack sort out his life. Alternating between the teenagers' distinctive points of view, Flinn skillfully delineates how their upbringings set them apart while drawing parallels between their family conflicts. Fans of happily-ever-after endings will delight in the upbeat resolution, which confirms the notion that "love conquers all."
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    After reading the two novels of Alex Flinn, I can say that I am now a fan of her works. What made me really love her novels is the fairytale inspiration. I grew up with Disney and it opened me to the ...continue

    After reading the two novels of Alex Flinn, I can say that I am now a fan of her works. What made me really love her novels is the fairytale inspiration. I grew up with Disney and it opened me to the fairytale world. As I grew older, I became curious to the real stories or the other versions of the tales. And as I read this modernized Sleeping Beauty, as well as with Beastly, I was open to new perspectives of the story. I was open to the fact that the witch has her reasons why she cursed the princess. I became open to consider other factors that might have affected the witch's intentions and the king's decision. It also made e think about the idea of fate and destiny. Yes, that is possible. I like the irony on how an idea was made realistic through a fairytale-inspired novel. Aside from that, the humor of the author is still intact. I really love how it can make me laugh, grin, smile, smirk, frown, react or think aloud by myself while I'm reading it even if that may look weird for others and embarrassing for me. This shows how the reader can relate to the characters of the book., whether it is a happy, sad, frustrating or a romantic moment. Another is that I love how the author describes every situation and characters in details. It makes you still hope for an ideal situation, ending and character. Like with Jack, I find him really handsome. He looks like a happy-go-lucky jock at first but really has a soft-side. Then with Talia, she was a spoiled, bratty princess but she turned out to be someone who see the good and beauty of a person and she appreciates even the smallest things. Overall, it was a really good book and it is worth the time. Good job, Alex Flinn!

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  • 3

    La autora de este libro, me he dado cuenta, tiene la afición de escribir sobre los cuentos clásicos de disney (Beastly/La bella y la bestia). Y ahora en este libro le toca el turno a La bella ...continue

    La autora de este libro, me he dado cuenta, tiene la afición de escribir sobre los cuentos clásicos de disney (Beastly/La bella y la bestia). Y ahora en este libro le toca el turno a La bella durmiente, claro, que siempre les da un toque fresco y juvenil, además de que los adapta a nuestra vida actual. Terminado, después de un gran lapso de tiempo y tengo que decir que no me gustó tanto como Beastly, pero me gusta que sus libros tengan valores.

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