Scarlet is a futuristic, sci-fi twist on the story Little Red Riding Hood. This book is about a girl named Scarlet who is searching for her grandmother. The story intertwines with a different plot about a girl named Cinder. Both girls are discovering more about themselves and the epidemic around them.
The plot of the book was astounding. It continued to keep you interested throughout the story. I love, loved the intertwining plot lines that never allowed me to be bored. I’ve always loved fairytales and different takes on them. This one definitely takes the cake.
I love the way you see glimpses of the original little red riding hood story. The connection to wolf and the antagonist group of the book, The Lunars, is really clever.
Review by Jordan, grade 8, Tuckahoe Area Library