Dokey, Cameron. Beauty Sleep. New York: Simon Pulse, 2002.
Cursed when she’s but a few months old to die when she turns sixteen. The lovely Aurore enjoys a happy of restricted childhood. She and her father’s hair Oswald have a love hate relationship. When she turns sixteen, strange things start to happen—plagues, if you will. For the sake of her family and kingdom, Aurore leaves and enters the forest—a magical, cursed place that she’s been warned against. Can Aurore escape the curse and return to rule as queens?
What I thought: This story was masterful in its narrative. If you don’t pay attention, you’ll get lost (literally) in the story. I liked that this was a first-person account and Aurore was determined to set her story straight. She wants the reader to remember more than the fairy tale.