Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine spotlighting anticipated new releases that we’re all excited for. Today I’m waiting for Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann.
If you love reading poetry inspired by fairy tales than you’re going to love this collection of poetry! Better yet, if you love reading poems about young heroines that are deadly funny and serious then you’re really going to love this book! Here’s the summary:
Accompanied with beautiful black-and-white photographs, Poisoned Apples explores how young modern girls look at themselves, their friends, and their role in society using fairy tale characters. In 50 poems, Christine Hepperman has created a collection of contemporary fairy tale retellings about modern girls and the beauty myth with truth that is powerful and provocative.
Why I’m waiting: I don’t read much poetry nor have I read poems based on fairy tales so I was really intrigued when I first heard about this book from Cuddlebuggery. This sounds a lot like feminist poetry so I’m intrigued as to how the author explores modern girls today but in a fairy tale setting.
About the Author: Christine is a poet, writer and critic. Poisoned Apples is her first book and she’ll also be coming out with a new series called the Backyard Witch published by Greenwillow books next year.
What book are you waiting for this week?