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Reawakened: A Once Upon a Time Tale

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Highly Recommended

A Must read for all Once Upon a Time fans.

posted by FGNY on May 17, 2013

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First of all, this book is very similar to the movie. A little b

First of all, this book is very similar to the movie. A little bit too similar. I mainly get this idea because it switches and forth between fairy tale world and Storybrooke in almost exactly the same way as the actual TV show. However, the author does try to add some ‘...
First of all, this book is very similar to the movie. A little bit too similar. I mainly get this idea because it switches and forth between fairy tale world and Storybrooke in almost exactly the same way as the actual TV show. However, the author does try to add some ‘flair’ by skipping some parts in most of the scenes and instead explained these events as a kind of introduction to the next part of the scene. For example, where the TV show would demonstrate an event from beginning and end, this book starts at the middle, and briefly describes how they even got there (in a sort of flashback form). I really don’t like this since it feels like the story has a huge gap in it because of this. 
Also, the characters are not developed like I think they should be. For example, Rumplestiltskin comes across in this book as a wise and somewhat kind man, completely different from the quirky, tricky, evil and slightly crazy man that is clearly portrayed in each episode of the TV show. 
Finally, the writing quality is not the best. It really just sounds like someone watched each episode, wrote it down and then added a few adjectives and short descriptive paragraphs. I would say this book is written in a mid-late elementary age level (seriously). 
Also, this probably isn’t as important for most of you, but you don't get any kind of cool 'easter eggs' in this book like you do in the movie (which I always love looking for :). 
However, this book is is very nice if you want a review of each episode as well as a little extra insight into what each character may be thinking during each scene (which is what a Television show lacks). Although this is true, if you want the full story and glory of Once Upon a Time, I would suggest watching it rather than reading it. I would really just limit to this book as being an okay supplement or synopsis of the TV show 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    QUESTION?

    Does any one know if it goes thrue the hole five seasons? I am a big fan and it seams to have the hole thing the show started out with
    but I don't whant to buy before not knowing and does it switch back and fourth like the show does that would be nice.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2013

    Once <3

    This was good book for all fans but if you havent seen the tv show the book could be a little confusing for you. But it is stilagood book, l recomend it to all fans

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2014

    Book Review Once Upon A Time is a novel written by Od

    Book Review

    Once Upon A Time is a novel written by Odette Beane that is based off of the TV show on ABC network. Once Upon A Time is about a young bounty hunter named Emma, whose life gets turned upside down on the night of her 28th birthday, when her 10 year old son shows up at her Boston apartment. Her son Henry, who was put up for adoption at birth, tells Emma he ran away from home to meet her and convinces her to take him back to his hometown of Storybrooke,Maine. While in the car with Emma, Henry explains to her that all of the citizens in Storybrooke are actually characters from old fairytale stories, who have been cursed by the evil queen into this world. When Emma drops Henry off at home she meets his adoptive mother Regina, or as Henry calls her, the evil queen. Emma decides to stay with Henry in Storybrooke and become sheriff of the town. Henry keeps trying to convince Emma that she is the savior of Storybrooke and that she can break the curse that is keeping everyone in Storybrooke. All she needs to do is believe, according to Henry.
    I think that the strengths of this book are that it allows the reader to see into the minds of the characters and provides them with information they do not receive in the show. A weakness in the book is that the book does leave some things out that are in the show. Also, the book has a lack of vocabulary, for example the passage states, “She went to him”. Instead of just saying it flat out the author could’ve used more diction like, she stalked over to his table in the corner. I believe that more detail and diction could’ve made this book a lot better. However, I like the fact that the book switches from the enchanted forest in the past to Storybrooke in the present. For instance the passage states,” In another world, in another time, Snow White stood hand in hand with Prince Charming” and “She followed his eyes and saw the sign: Welcome to Storybrooke.” This reveals how the book is better by switching between worlds because the reader knows how everything happening in the present, ties in with everything that happened in the past. Based on these facts I think that Once Upon A Time is an overall good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    I do not know

    I have never seen once upon a time but i absolutely love once upon a time in wonderland. I am soooooo mad that the show is ending!!!!!!!! >:(

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

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