Red Riding Hood

"The body of a young girl is discovered in a field of wheat. Her flesh mutilated by telltale claw marks. The Wolf has broken the peace. When Valerie learns that her sister has been killed by the legendary creature, she finds herself at the center of a dark mystery, one that has plagued her village for generations. It is revealed that the werewolf lives among them, and everyone in the village immediately becomes a suspect. Could her secret love Peter be behind the attacks on her town? Is it her betrothed, Henry? Or someone even closer to her? As the men in the village hunt for the beast, Valerie turns to her grandmother for help. She gives Valerie a handmade red riding cloak, and guides her through the web of lies and deception that has held her town together for so long. Will Valerie discover the werewolf's identity before the town is ripped apart?"

When you saw the title, did you think I was talking about the new movie? Nope! It's actually the book that was made with it. It can get really confusing, but when you understand everything, it's not so difficult. This book is a new take on the old story, Red Riding Hood. It's hard to explain so... bear with me. Basically, when Catherine Hardwicke got this story idea, she told her friend, Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, to write a story to fully introduce the characters' stories and personalities that she can't fit in the movie. So, long story short, you should read this before you see the movie! Only downside? It doesn't include the ending! It was made so you would have to see the movie to know the ending. Some, don't like it, but I think it keeps me interested. My advice? Read this book before the movie! It's a pretty short read and it helps you better understand and probably has "deleted scenes" they couldn't fit into the movie. Love the people, love the story, and it keeps you wondering "who the heck is the wolf???"
So, as for rating,it's a definite 4/4, and I'll let you know later my thoughts on the movie!
Sweet Daydreams,
Brooke
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