The Storybook of Legends (Ever After High, #1) by Shannon HaleAt Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens...whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End-both for a story and for a life.
As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queens destiny is to follow in her mothers wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Ravens style. Shes starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future.
What if Raven doesnt sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.
Parent reviews for Ever After High
Something is going on at Monster High. But no one seems to know what that is. Things are strange at Ever After High. Maybe the Evil Queen is up to something! But surely not. But the only way they can figure out the mysteries of Shadow High will be to work together.
Catholic , children , Christian , Christianity , concerned parents , Ever After High , family , focus on the family , Monster High , morality , truth. I have never written a post or article that generated as much angry mail as when I wrote this. I was sworn at and taunted. Spam filled my email inbox. I automatically deleted many comments that were vulgar and included profanity.
Common Sense says
This time do not look for fairy godmothers or magic pumpkins and mice, and Cinderella may not be the demure damsel portrayed by Disney. Prince Charming Henry Dougray Scott is a young man struggling to define his own identity in the midst of an arranged marriage and a domineering father. Anjelica Huston makes one mean stepmother, shockingly icy and venomous at times. So well portrayed is the wicked stepmother than you cannot help but be endeared to young Danielle. Drew Barrymore is a master of acting youthful innocence and her simple sweet smile was everything I needed to forget some of the racier characters she has played. In spite of the above, I was pleased to see positive albeit brief references to Christian values. There is a brief instance of prayer and a mention of the positive role that Christian monks played in the education of society.