I am always a fan of writers taking something familiar and re-imagining it, particularly when it is done well. I love how this book takes the traditional Robin Hood mythos and adds a new twist to it. I felt like this book actually made the Robin Hood characters seem more real. Over the years, the tale has gotten sanitized and Disneyfied. Now this author spins a story that, while fiction, may just be a more accurate version than anyone realizes.
I really liked the character development. My favorite character was Much, the miller's daughter, and Will of course. I also liked that although Robin does play a part in this story, he is not the heroic figure that we imagine, and he is not the focus of the story.Will really drives the story, and everyone else is a supporting actor.
The book is aimed toward middle grades/young adult readers, and I think equally appealing to male and female readers. Kids interested in history and classic literature will be most interested in this book.
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