Red Hood

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HarperCollins Publishers, 2020 - Young Adult Fiction - 353 pages
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A dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power--and one girl's journey to regain it. Five starred reviews greeted this powerful story from Elana K. Arnold, author of the Printz Honor winner Damsel.

You are alone in the woods, seen only by the unblinking yellow moon. Your hands are empty. You are nearly naked. And the wolf is angry.

Since her grandmother became her caretaker when she was four years old, Bisou Martel has lived a quiet life in a little house in Seattle. She's kept mostly to herself. She's been good.

But then comes the night of homecoming, when she finds herself running for her life over roots and between trees, a fury of claws and teeth behind her.

A wolf attacks. Bisou fights back. A new moon rises. And with it, questions.

About the blood in Bisou's past, and on her hands as she stumbles home.

About broken boys and vicious wolves.

About girls lost in the woods--frightened, but not alone.

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User Review  - starlight-glimmer - LibraryThing

I'm planning to read a trio of Red Riding Hood retellings this month, and this one is first. To my surprise, the first section of this novel is a second person narrative, and this is the best version ... Read full review

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User Review  - jmoncton - LibraryThing

An fun and fast-paced retelling of Red Riding Hood, although this isn't the passive Red Riding Hood who gets rescued by the wood cutter, but a tough kick-ass Red who can take care of herself and even ... Read full review

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Elana K. Arnold nbsp;is the award-winning author of many books for children and teens, including The House That Wasn't There , the Printz Honor winner Damsel , the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of , and the Global Read Aloud selection A Boy Called Bat . She is a member of the faculty at Hamline University's MFA in writing for children and young adults program, and lives in Long Beach, CA, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals. You can find her online at

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