‘Rewritten’ by Tara Gilboy
Book 2 in Unwritten series
Publisher: North Star Editions/Jolly Fish Press
Genre: Middle Grade
Release Date: April 7, 2020
I received a complimentary copy of ‘Rewritten’ through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
My love of reading began at a very young age, and I would constantly imagine taking part of the wild adventures I would read about. Recess time would consist of me traveling to different lands and solving conflicts. So when I came across ‘Rewritten’ by Tara Gilboy, I was thrilled! While the circumstances of the story are slightly different (Gracie is a storybook character attempting to understand her creator’s intentions), I loved that I was essentially reading about a character creating her own new adventure.
The pacing of ‘Rewritten’ was very good, and the story went pretty quickly. I haven’t read the first part of this series (Unwritten), but Gilboy made it easy for me to follow along with Gracie’s struggle to define herself on her own terms. Gracie is a character trying to rectify the mistakes of her past, and it’s quite an uphill climb. I appreciated that she is shown as a person who constantly thinks of the life she once lived, while wanting to move forward from the new circumstances in her life.
‘Rewritten’ is a Middle Grade novel. I found it to be a pretty accurate description, as this story is perfect for children aged 10-14. It has just the right elements of conflict and horror, without it being too intense for young readers. ‘Rewritten’ also carries a strong message of a girl trying to make things right for herself and for those she’s close with. I wish I had a story like ‘Rewritten’ when I was younger!
Rating: 5/5 Stars