Bound To Stay Bound

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 Heartless
 Author: Meyer, Marissa

 Publisher:  Feiwel & Friends (2016)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 453 p.,  24 cm

 BTSB No: 640232 ISBN: 9781250044655
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Subjects:
 Characters and characteristics in literature -- Fiction
 Love -- Fiction
 Fantasy fiction

Price: $22.86

Summary:
In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, Cath would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome and mysterious court jester.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 5.60
   Points: 20.0   Quiz: 185639
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 9-12
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 29.0   Quiz: 69873

Reviews:
   Booklist (08/01/16)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (00/11/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2016 Catherine Pinkerton’s dreams may be complicated—after one, she wakes to find a lemon tree has grown in her bedroom overnight—but her hopes for the future are not. Cath, who crafts exquisite tarts and cakes, just wants to open a bakery, until the kind-but-idiotic king of their kingdom, Hearts, expresses an interest in her, and her social-climbing parents refuse to acknowledge her reluctance to be wife or queen. But when she meets the compelling new court joker, Jest, Cath is swept off her feet, daring to dream of the life she wants, even as she unwittingly sets off on the path that leads to her inevitable future as the feared, enraged, and notorious Queen of Hearts. Readers familiar with Carroll’s classic will notice all the details of Alice’s Wonderland falling ominously into place, but newcomers, too, will be swept up in Cath’s doomed quest for freedom. Clever, whimsical, and mournful, this story of an infamous villain who was once just a girl will capture plenty of hearts of its own. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles grew progressively more hyped with each release, and this high-interest stand-alone boasts an extensive prepublication marketing campaign. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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