|Plot Summary of Rose Daughter|
|"McKinley revisits the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast, but adds complex characters and a more complicated storyline that has a different ending than the original fairy tale. In this retelling of the story, after Beauty goes to live with the Beast, she spends much of her time tending to his rose garden. After seven days, she falls in love with the Beast and the two go to live with her father and sisters. The ending is different because the Beast stays a beast; he is not magically transformed into a man. McKinley's original retelling of the fairy tale, Beauty, has fewer descriptions of roses and is closer to the original, but this version reads more like a fairy tale."
serah, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Rose Daughter|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 90%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Type of couple:
- She's a human, he's a magical being
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- magical being
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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