P is for Perfect (for Reluctant Readers)

Summary:

This series of short stories features a variety of genres all within the framework of magic, horror, and fantasy. A few of the stories are darker retellings of traditional children’s fairy tales, with well-known characters in completely new plots. Other stories are wacky but equally as dark. Most of the stories end with characters having to face the consequences of their own arrogance, and the cyclical nature of life.


BTSYA / Teen Reader (17):
Because none of the stories are interconnected, you can pick up and drop off wherever you want. All these short stories embrace the unexpected, keeping the reader interested in whatever happens next.

This book would be a great gift for someone ages 10 to 14 who is interested in fantastical stories who might not have the time to read a whole book at once.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Readers who love fantasy, magic, and/or horror, but not long chapter books will be thrilled to read (and re-read!!) this collection of short stories. 

Content Awareness Factors:

Like most Gaiman stories, they have darkness and violence. There are sexual references and characters use profanity.


Type of Book:
This is a collection of ten short stories. They skew to the "dark" side of fantasy and horror.
Educational Themes:

What famous fairy tale stories are retold? Does your reader like Gaiman's version or the original - or both?

Reading Level:
5.5
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
11 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
10 and Up
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer's Age: 17
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. Short stories are great and are often a perfect fit when you want something to read, but not something super involved or long.

Title M is for Magic
Author Neil Gaiman
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers © 2008 (Reprint edition)
ISBN 9780061186479
Material Paperback
Cost $7.54
Genres Fantasy, Short Stories, Science Fiction
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