I was lucky enough to snag an ARC of Red by Liesl Shurtliff at AASL and my 9 year old son just finished it and loved it! Here's his review:
by Liesl Shurtliff
Review by Zack
Red is the story of “Little Red Riding Hood”, but with a twist. Red is a witch that is afraid of her own magic. Then her granny gets very sick. Her granny has the recipe for the “curious cure all.” So Red goes to the woods to find ingredients for this potion. She meets a girl named Goldie. Red becomes friends with Goldie. She is a girl with blond hair and together they travel to search for the ingredients. While in the woods they meet a huntsman and a wolf. Once you get farther into the book, you realize that Red, Goldie and the Wolf are not going for the potion ingredients any more. What they end up searching for are red wine, red roses and magic hearts. Do they find them? Does Granny get better? You’ll have to read this great book to find out!
I didn’t want to stop reading “Red” because it was just so good. I was shocked at the ending because I didn’t expect that something that did happen happened. The book was intense pretty much from start to finish. I couldn’t put it down.