I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it tells a nice tale and it short so you can read it quickly!
The story starts with a woman called Kerrin about to tell her daughter a bedtime story, the little girl asks for the ‘Beautiful Beautiful’ story and Kerrin resigns herself to telling it, it seems to be one of her favourites for teaching her daughter an important lessons, however one of the hardest as it shows her previous life. She has made up ‘fairy tale’ like stories to tell her daughter to teach her important lessons, however most of the tales told have root in Kerrin’s life and how she is know.
The story is based on Kerrin, a young director who has just been nominated for director of the year in Glitter City (aka Hollywood), she’s been working hard in the indie circuit and may now be getting her big break. However evil things are lurking around the corner and the story is made to tell the young girl not to judge a book by it’s cover, regardless of what the cover is like.
It’s very interesting and nice to see how Kerrin was able to translate her own experiences into a tale she could tell her daughter without her realising it was about her Mum. I enjoyed her character and although at times she could be frustrating, it was good that you cared enough about the character at that point to be frustrated! Definitely a nice light-hearted read for anyone that likes fairy-tale retellings!
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