Title: Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel
Author: Megan Morrison
Recommended for: 4th grade and up
Pages: 374 pages
Call Number/Link: J FICTION MORRISON, M.
Synopsis: Rapunzel believes she is the luckiest person in Tyme, because Witch tells her so, but when Jack climbs into her tower to steal an enchanted rose, he hints that Witch is not telling the whole truth and Rapunzel, driven by her anger and fear, descends to the ground for the first time.
Rapunzel is a very innocent girl, who has only had contact with Witch. Witch is her only source of information and she has no reason to doubt Witch. One day she gets a visit from a boy named Jack. Jack informs her that they have met before, but Rapunzel doesn’t remember it. He leaves, but not without leaving a ladder for her to climb down if she chooses to follow. Our of concern for Witch Rapunzel goes to stop Jack and that is just her beginning of her adventure. She meets many fairies and people on her journey that helper to become a stronger more informed person.
I liked this retelling of Rapunzel it was a fun read. Since Rapunzel has never been out of the tower, everything to her is new and interesting. I also like that she became her own person, not what others would want her to be or do in the end.