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Not his story


Title: Scarlet
By: A. C. Gaughen

It’s the story of Robin Hood, but it’s not his story. Instead the protagonist is Will Scarlet, but in a way we’ve never seen him before. This time around, he’s a she, and she’s every bit the thief of legend that we’ve heard about. Gaughen does a wonderful job writing her characters. You really get a sense of who each person is and what their motivations are. You never feel as if someone is acting out of character, or doing something that is completely unrealistic. On the other hand, some of the situations, such as the love triangle, are run-of-the-mill clichés. Nonetheless, for a first novel, Gaughen does a great job of making the story flow without getting stuck in stereotypical plot devices. This is a perfect novel for young adults and mature tweens, or any adult looking for swift read.

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Posted on Dec. 15, 2013 at 12:44 a.m.

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