Comments for Through the Woods
Through the Woods: 12/02/14
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll is a collection of short stories that are in the tradition of the uncensored brothers Grimm. Most specifically, they are drawn from the Little Red Riding Hood tale because: "the WOLF only needs enough luck to find you ONCE."
These stories, though, are not about young, beautiful women being captured or devoured by monsters. These women, though in the path of danger, are dangerous themselves, and capable of calling on their inner strengths to rescue themselves and those around them.
My favorite example from the book is the story of a brother taking his bookish sister to the lake house of his financée's family. The girlfriend tries to befriend the sister but she can see right through the ruse, seeing through to the monster that lies beneath.