Title Profile & Character Information

Briar Rose

Annotation

A powerful retelling of Sleeping Beauty that is "heartbreaking and heartwarming."

An American Library Association "100 Best Books for Teens"
An American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults"

Ever since she was a child, Rebecca has been enchanted by her grandmother Gemma's stories about Briar Rose. But a promise Rebecca makes to her dying grandmother will lead her on a remarkable journey to uncover the truth of Gemma's astonishing claim: I am Briar Rose. A journey that will lead her to unspeakable brutality and horror. But also to redemption and hope.



Characters
NameBerlin, Becca (Rebecca)
GenderFemale
OccupationJournalist
TraitsJewish
American

GenreFantasy
    --Dark
Fairy tales
Mystery
    --Women sleuths
Fiction
TopicsDeathbed promises
Search for truth
Jewish Holocaust
Family histories
Heritage
Sleeping Beauty (Fairy tale)
SettingGermany
Poland
Forest
Concentration camp


Series
  Fairy Tales Series
1The Sun, the moon, & the stars
2Jack, the Giant Killer
3The Nightingale
4Snow White & Rose Red
5Tam Lin
6Briar Rose
7White as snow
8Fitcher's brides