Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey – “ONCE UPON A TIME” IS TIMELESS The Princess Aurore has had an unusual childhood. Cursed at birth, Aurore is fated to . Oct 24, The Paperback of the Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of. by Cameron Dokey . Gr 6- Dokey has taken the familiar “Sleeping Beauty” fairy tale. May 20, In this variation on the Sleeping Beauty story, the characters prove sympathetic and the setting romantic, but the lack of tension makes for a.

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I cmeron the relationship she has with her parents. That aside this retelling is one of the most original of the series; a total heart warmer for all those romantics out there.

Normally, I have beahty problem with a first-person narrative. I mean how cool is it to be helpless and asleep for years on end?

I liked the Introduction, but I can’t really say that I had any favorite moments other than that, or favorite characters. Trivia About Beauty Sledp But the whole magic-all-around-you stuff was rather confusing, there were a lot of gaps in the story like how she met Ironheart while she was still awake when supposedly she ought to have been asleep for the years t I’d give this book 2 and a half stars if I could,it was little more than OK bdauty I can’t say I liked it a lot.

She goes to a magical forest, meets a guy and brings him out as a hundred years pass.

Her parents were determined to protect her and so limited her activities to those that did not involve any sharp, pointed objects. Caemron then she left and went into the spooky woods to stop the curse from tearing her kingdom apart. Jul 16, Bethany rated it really liked it Shelves: Simon Pulse October Length: Aurora is spunky and courageous, and the story teaches lessons of doing the right thing no matter what, even when it’s aleep, really difficult.

Throughout the story she was both likeable AND dislikable, relatable AND bfauty, wise AND immature, and as a female teenage protagonist, that she was given both types of characteristics was very relieving.


She’s independent and decides to do something about her curse. I thought about it and decided that if Aurora could accept it then I might as well too.

Cameron was born in the Central Valley of California. I love fairy tales, but this one was just a little too odd for beautg. What threw me off was the ending. Beauty Sleep 1 3 Jan 30, This king is the father of Ironheart and his brother, Valiant.

The men that are saved by the women are almost always softer, and I would love camero see the type of man who would shun anything typically feminine be saved by a female, and be changed by it. Is there a chance to translate this book into Spanish, so in Argentina we can read it too?

Beauty Sleep Book Summary and Study Guide

I think my boys would even like it. Not too long ago, I experienced a horrible hailstorm, where the hailstones were as big as golf balls, and THEY caused thousands of dollars of damage for people all across the city.

In this variation on the Sleeping Beauty story, the characters prove sympathetic and the setting romantic, but the lack of tension makes for a slow read. I would still recommend it to people like me, who haven’t read all that many Sleeping Beauty retellings, because this one was still quite an original take on the story.

Perhaps because Aurore sounds no more like a princess in her speech than I. My library Help Advanced Book Search. One of them hits her on the head, and she’s fine. Some good points to the story is the fact the she already assumes at least beauty does when she is telling the story that you already know that it will start out with once upon a time and ending with happily ever after.

Other than that a really good retelling in this times beauties own words of how she remembered her childhood. Magic fixes that relationship, for awhile, but it all just seemed too ridiculous.

Certainly, if I had really sat down and read properly, it could have been done in less than a day. Price may vary by retailer. Please provide an dkkey address. It went from being mildly enjoyable to me needing to bleach my brains out to forget what I just read.


Beauty Sleep: A Retelling of Sleeping Beauty by Cameron Dokey

Told in a first-person voice, the narrative struggles between a chatty, modern tone far too full of parenthetical phrases, and a stronger, more traditional voice that emerges in the second half. Unwilling to cause suffering, she will embark on a quest to end the evil magic.

Not that she was a dislikeable character per say. I liked how the relationship between Aurore and Oswald was portrayed, and even though they are cousins I kept saying in my head ‘second cousin, third cousin I did give a chuckle when the woman responsible for cursing Aurore was revealed to be named Jane.

So Ironheart has to watch his supposed true love get married to his father, who is pretty much the same age as him after the kiss, and see him start a family with these children being sixteen, seventeen years younger than he is. That must have been another way to make this relationship work otherwise, no? So many details left unsaid made me feel lost at the end of the story. But so is Goose Girl yet she still has a grace about her. And for goodness sakes.

First off, I was not expecting Aurore and Oswald to end up together. I didn’t really like how the narrator used brackets to tell us super obvious parts of the story. Cameron Dokey is the author of nearly thirty young adult novels. Ok, so the ending is really where it went wrong for me.

I like a happy ending so that wasn’t the problem. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover!