Thursday Throw Down: Royal Rivalry
So, last week, we decided that no matter what, RIVER would take everyone down if she was in battle mode. No one thought Buffy could take her, and poor Echo didn’t have any votes.
So this week, since we’re talking Fairy Tales, which of these fairy tales would you rather your story be? (I did try to pick the most non-depressing ones… Did you know that the Little Mermaid actually dies in the end from a broken heart?)
Snow White, who was so hated by her step-mother that she was almost killed by her not once but four times (the huntsman, tightly laced stays, poisoned hair combs, and then the famous poisoned apple)?
Sleeping Beauty, who was cursed by a wicked fairy to die on her 16th birthday, but instead must sleep until wakened by a king’s son’s kiss?
Cinderella, given over to nasty stepmother and stepsisters, and only if you’re pious and good will your reward of marriage to the prince come?
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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