YF- emotionally complex, so maybe err on the side of older elementary
That. Was. So. Weird.
(Seriously... I know I said Woman in the Wall was weird [it totally was] and Big Bad Fox.... but dang.)
But. Weird does not equal bad.
And I couldn't actually find a reason not to give it 5 stars.
It is seriously emotionally complex... in a Stockholm Syndrome "dang people need therapy" kind of a way... but it's so well handled in the text.
(It's actually totally got a Star Wars arc going on-- naive hero, brooding bad guy, "maybe there is some good in you after all"....)
I'm shocked and impressed that this is a debut novel.
This is a retelling of Rapunzel, but it's not like any other retelling you've read.
(At least it's not like any I've read... if you find that it IS like one you've read, give me that title.)
Overall. Read it.