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February 1, 2019

Let Your Narrator’s Voice Shine: Teaching by Example with Beauty by Robin McKinley

Let Your Narrators Voice Shine -Teaching by Example - Beauty by Robin McKinley - Write Fiction Well

I’ve read Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast seven times now in the last decade after I first discovered Robin McKinley’s adaptations. It’s incredibly rare for me to reread a book but what usually does the trick is the voice.

When a book has great voice, it means the author understands the role of a narrator and lets said narrator do his or her job. In this book, it’s not an easy feat as McKinley brings Beauty and the Beast into the modern world by giving the tale contemporary relevance about feminine capability while simultaneously preserving the magical essence of what makes a fairy tale, a fairy tale.

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