Unwritten by Tara Gilboy

My rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 3.93 with 169 ratings (as of 12/10/18)

Twelve-year-old Gracie Freeman is living a normal life, but she is haunted by the fact that she is actually a character from a story, an unpublished fairy tale she’s never read. When she was a baby, her parents learned that she was supposed to die in the story, and with the help of a magic book, took her out of the story, and into the outside world, where she could be safe.  …more

200 Word Review

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.

Unwritten is about Gracie Freeman and her family. Gracie is a normal twelve year old who discovers she is really a character from an unpublished fairy tale. When her parents discovered she was supposed to die in the story, they took her out of the story, and brought her into the outside world. Gracie is desperate to know what the story says about her and, because of a magic book, is pulled back into the story.

Tara Gilboy offers a charming fantasy in which Gracie desires to find out about herself and what the story’s author wrote about her. Is she a hero, the villain, or a minor character? Is she supposed to be good or bad? Can she change or is it predetermined?

Unwritten is a short novel with 198 pages, according to Goodreads, but has a lot of depth to it. Authors meeting their characters or characters coming to life is not a new idea but it’s unique in the way the author handles the situation. You’ll have to trust me. I do not want to spoil anything.

I would enjoy reading a sequel or from a different character’s point of view. Unwritten is Tara Gilboy’s debut novel.

Genre: Fantasy, Childrens
Print Length: 198 pages
ISBN: 1631631772 (ISBN13: 9781631631771) 
Publisher:  Jolly Fish Press
Publication Date: October 16, 2018

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