Monday, October 14, 2013
A C Gaughen, SCARLET
A fun YA about a girl who cross-dresses as Will Scarlet to escape her past. My teenage daughter loved it--partly because this girl is no simpering ninny, but a daring thief who's proficient at knife-throwing and rock-climbing. Truthfully, I felt the plot relied too heavily for its drive on the romance between Scarlet and Robin Hood, and Scarlet is amazingly obtuse about Robin's feelings toward her. The author could have done more with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham plot. But I liked the voice--it's different, spunky, has an edge and some humor. A good read!