The Girl in Red by Christina Henry

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24 thoughts on “The Girl in Red by Christina Henry

  1. Thank goodness for all the movies this generation watches. Now they can survive ANYTHING!
    *super duper Superman eyeroll*

    I’ve already seen some reviews for this book so I knew I’d be ragging on it no matter what you wrote 😀

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  2. I was less than impressed with this one and rated it 3 stars too. Considering how much I’ve enjoyed the author’s other books, it was somewhat disappointing. I also 100% agree with you on the feeling that she wanted to cram as many of her political and social views into this story as she could. It felt awkwardly handled and out of place, especially when you think how other authors have managed to do the same thing more seamlessly.

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    1. I still plan on giving her other books a try but man did this one push my desire to read them as soon as possible a bit further.

      Tell me about it… I had a feeling she was going to tackle those subjects one after the other without too much substance/originality. The moment she included the sexuality subject, she crossed the line and made me facepalm!

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  3. Great review Lashaan! I don’t think I’ve ever read a retelling, but it sounds like something I might enjoy! Maybe not this one though, as I usually find it quite hard to finish a book when I don’t like the protagonist or when his or her personality is very annoying…

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    1. Thanks, Juliette! There are so many YA retellings of classic fairytales out there, if you’re ever craving for those. I think anyone who wants to try the books by this author, they should check out her first books like Alice. But I definitely agree that such a protagonist is hard to tag along with! 😬

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  4. Ohhhhh dear… I am halfway through the book and I am a bit baffled… It’s my first by the author and she has had such a good reception I don’t know what I was expecting but… I am… this book confuses the frack out of me… for the reasons you have listed – I have highlighted bits based on your comments as well and … what age is she? The story reads like she’s a child but then there’s mention that she’s 20 and all that jazz and I feel disjointed as hell XD it reads fast though… and boy, oh boy, I can’t wait to start writing my review… kidding, it’ll be a tough one to write… sigh…

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    1. Hahahahaha I’m actually glad I wasn’t the only one. By the end of it, I was inclined to consider this YA, regardless of the “violence” in it. It’s also my first by the author but I’ll give her another chance by checking out Alice. I feel like she might have tried something new here by making it closer to “reality” compared to her other work. Hope you’ll have a less rocky ending though!

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      1. Well, that’s just it… The last 20% of the book was quite neat! So, now I am stuck on my rating, damn it 😀
        But, like you, it was also my first Henry and I think I would also like to give Alice a chance. I never liked Peter Pan as a story so I doubt I will ever read the retelling of it…

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  5. I think this book is definitely not for me hahaha 😂 I have such a hard time reading books with annoying protagonists and I’m not sure I would enjoy retellings either 🤔 For me, if it’s not in the original story, then it’s something else and using the same characters only bothers me 😂 That being said, I never tried it so I might like it! Great review, Lashaan 😍

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