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“3rd-5th grade fractured fairy tale lovers may like this pretty well. It wasn't my favorite fractured tale, and as for Bluebonnet nomination...meh!
I'd like to give it 2.5 stars. I didn't really like it or think the characters were compelling--or even believable (sisterly love didn't ring true to me). I think some of my girls will like it though. It will be a no-go for most of my boy Bluebonnet readers. So 3 stars for my girl fairy tale lovers. ”
“Cute cheap book about two kids who get sucked (literaly) into Snow White's story, mess it up, then have to figure out how to make it all happen the way it's supposed to. Includes many twists.”Penguin wrote this review Wednesday, February 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Its Pretty Good So Far”katlyn walker wrote this review Tuesday, February 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“School girl does what comes up to her mind. Fairy tale of ”4 Kiki wrote this review Tuesday, November 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Really Good!!!”Emmely wrote this review Sunday, November 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love this start to the series! It's a little bit Allie Finkle, a little bit Magic Tree House, and some of its own little bit of magic. I know when I was around Abby's age, I was FASCINATED by the concept of fractured fairy tales, and I'm so glad there's a series out there to address this concept and address it well! We all know the fairy tales we grew up listening to and reading had their flaws, not the least of which is the sexist roles female characters were shoved into. Abby not only turns that stereotype upside down, but takes care to point out how problematic they are, all in a totally kid friendly way, ingrained within the text so it's not hitting you over the head directly. There's so much that can be done with these books, whether kids are reading them for fun, or reading them with a more critical eye. I really hope they grow in their popularity, it's just a great fresh series. ”Runa wrote this review Monday, November 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Grade level: 3-6
Summary: Whatever After is about a ten, year old girl named Abby and her seven, year old brother Jonah. They just moved to Smithville and are going to a new school. Every thing is different in Smithville for them. When she comes home from school and falls a sleep, she dreams about her old friends and her old house. When suddenly her little brother Jonah starts yelling “Abby! Abby! Abby!” he wakes up Abby and tells her that the mirror is hissing. Of course Abby doesn’t believe him, but he still makes Abby come and look at the mirror in the basement in the middle of he night. The mirror is big and the frame is made out of stone and decorated in carvings of small fairies. Jonah knocks on the mirror, nothing happens they wait and the mirror starts to hiss. Jonah knocks again and the mirror starts to change colors. Abby told Jonah not to knock on the mirror so he knocked on the mirror anyway. Now you have to read the book to find out what happens to Abby and Jonah.
Critique/Recommendation: I think if your, someone who likes fairy tales you will enjoy this book very much.
Series: This book is not part of a series
Reviewed by: Paige
Book Location: ISR Rumbai library
“fun, sassy and very quick”bella twilight wrote this review Thursday, September 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Super cute. Can't wait to read book two. ”Jessica wrote this review Saturday, July 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A fun, modern, fractured take on Snow White. A magic mirror in the basement "slurps" up a girl and her younger brother and transports them into the fairy tale. The kids recognize the evil queen's attempt to kill Snow White, but the unforseen result of preventing the poison apple bite is that the princess will never meet her prince...unless Abby and Jonah can somehow repair the damage.”Laurel McCaig wrote this review Thursday, June 14, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No