This is a real rewriting of fairy tales. The You Choose: Fractured Fairy Tales are in a format hailing back to Choose Your Own Adventure. This book allows you to be Little Red Riding Hood, but in a a variety of settings. Will you be a secret agent? A child caught in the middle of a war? A normal kid? The book is sectioned into chapters and each one is a different choice.
The idea is pretty cool. And the execution isn’t bad. I read through them, and the story options are pretty interesting. While the book says they are written for 8-11 year olds, I’d probably go with the earlier ages in that range. Maybe 7-9.
There’s an interesting history in the back about how the story of Little Red Riding Hood developed.
(The table of contents notes that there are sites for further reading, as well as discussion questions, but the digital copy I received had sites and questions pertaining to a different book.)
Thanks to NetGalley and Capstone Press for a copy in return for an honest review.