Teen Book Review

Cloaked by Alex Flinn

Rating 4

Reviewed by Debbie, McClay Staff

Alex Flinn is a master of retelling fairy tales and Cloaked is like a fairy tale "mash up"!  The Frog Prince, The Six Swans and The Elves and the Shoemaker, just to name a few. Johnny is just an average guy working at a hotel shoe repair counter when a famous party princess comes to town. Add a talking fox, hungry giants, six enchanted swans and a magical best friend that has loved him forever and you have a  fun "once upon a time" novel.  This is a 2013-2014 Truman Award nominee and would highly recommend to young readers that like fairy tales with a little humor and adventure thrown into the mix. 

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