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Disney Book Tag

August 27, 2018

I’m not sure where I first saw this or who created it, but there was no way I was not going to do this tag. My wife and I love Disney, we have annual passes, and I’ve lived near the parks almost all of my life. I’m still excited for new Disney releases and am excited that my kids will live so close to such a magical place. I will list the questions all together at the end for anyone that wants to do this tag.

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1. The Little Mermaid – a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Cath goes to college, but she exhibits quite a bit of social anxiety to the point of hiding out in her dorm room. As someone with anxiety, it really felt good to read about someone else that also felt completely out of place in normal, every day situations. I identified a lot with Cath through her story and this still remains one of my favorite reads.

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2. Cinderella – a character who goes through a major transformation

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody. Enne fits the bill for me. She starts out a prim and proper lady and ends up a bit of a badass. Everything she knows about herself, her life, her family, is turned upside down and Enne is forced to adapt to a very different world than the one she was trained to exist in. Her transformation is a good one, but definitely major.

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A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. Not only is there a wide range of characters, but a wide range of POVs, as well. Each one is interesting in their own right, but there are always favorites. The characters grow and change through out the series so someone you didn’t care for in the beginning may become a favorite towards the end. That was Sansa for me. I couldn’t stand her in the beginning, but she become one of my most loved.

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The Fury by John Farris. I power through books, but this one was such a struggle that I put it down for good about half way through. I’m not 100% sure why, but it felt dated. I could feel the 70s drifting off each page and I’m not a big fan of the era so maybe that was it. I ended up giving the book to my mom since the topic (psychic powers) would fit her and she doesn’t mind the 70s.

download5. The Lion King – a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Liesel’s entire childhood is traumatic. The book is set during World War II so I don’t really need to explain what is so traumatic. Despite that she manages to find comfort in books, banned books. It’s a beautiful story about how precious stories are that we would risk our safety to save them. I loved this book and warn against the movie. It lost the entire meaning of the book and chose to focus on a romance instead.

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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. A friend asked me to read this or I wouldn’t have picked it up. The story following Anna is beautiful and intriguing. I’m sure everyone has heard about the agricultural chapters with Konstantin Levin which are heavy and boring. I would not mind a version of the book without those chapters.

215244467. Aladdin – a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse

A Thousand Nights by E. K. Johnston. This is a Scheherazade retelling and it’s done beautifully. The next girl to wed and die is to be from the main character’s village and she knows it will be her sister that is chosen. So she sets out to save her sister by drawing the attention away from her. She gets exactly what she wanted, but at what cost?

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Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin. Yael impersonates the only female racer, Adele Wolfe, in an international motorcycle race. Winning would allow her to get close enough to Hitler to assassinate him. Her entire mission counts on her passing as Adele from beginning to end. It becomes extra difficult when Adele’s brother and ex-boyfriend show up in the race as contestants.

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. There’s really nothing to add here. I just think Monty, Percy, and Felicity would make for a hell of a good time.

 

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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. I’m not exactly sure that this counts, but the shady/evil characters in this story are beyond interesting. Maybe it’s just because I have a love for the old fairy tales and how gruesome they could be. (Disney changed quite a bit about them to make them presentable as wholesome children’s stories.) I am excited to see more of them in the upcoming books.

 

TAG QUESTIONS

1. The Little Mermaid – a character who is out of their element, a “fish out of water”

2. Cinderella – a character who goes through a major transformation

3. Snow White – a book with an eclectic cast of characters

4. Sleeping Beauty – a book that put you to sleep

5. The Lion King – a character who had something traumatic happen to them in childhood

6. Beauty and the Beast – A beast of a book (a big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful

7. Aladdin – a character who gets their wish granted, for better or worse

8. Mulan – a character who pretends to be someone or something they are not

9. Toy Story – a book with characters you wish would come to life

10. Disney Descendants – your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character

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    1. It really is. It got me thinking about the books I’ve read, too. I’d forgotten about some of these until this post.

  1. Ooh I love this tag and all your answers!! Also I completely agree with you on The Book Thief, I thought I was the only one that felt it was boring 😂

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