Bound To Stay Bound

View MARC Record
 Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea
 Author: Oh, Axie

 Publisher:  (-1)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 

 BTSB No: P09041 ISBN: 9781666526219
 Ages: 14-18 Grades: 9-12

Price: $56.99

In this retelling of the Korean legend The tale of Shim Cheong, sixteen-year-old Mina is swept away to the Spirit Realm, where, assisted by a motley crew of demons, gods, and lesser spirits, she sets out to awaken the sleeping Sea God and save her homeland and family from deadly storms.

   School Library Journal (08/01/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2022 Gr 7 Up—Oh adapts the traditional Korean "Tale of Shim Cheong" as the basis of her latest novel, her first foray into exploring folklore. Her unique version features 16-year-old Mina who, unwilling to watch her adored older brother lose his beloved Shim Cheong, replaces herself as the sacrificial bride of the Sea God. Waking in the Spirit Realm, Mina must reunite with her lost soul while figuring out how to save her earthly people. In combining historical folklore, magical elements, and fantastic creatures, Oh invents her own affecting myths. Spanish Korean actor Rosa Escoda makes her YA debut with energetic aplomb. Persuasively dynamic characterizations aside, however, Escoda has a noticeable speech impediment that could alienate impatient listeners. VERDICT The choosiest audiences might turn to the page to enjoy Oh's girl-power adventure. - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

View MARC Record