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Children's LiteratureHang on tightly to your Brothers Grimm! Goldilocks morphs into Medusa—the hip teen variety—in Neal Shusterman's latest addition to his "Dark Fusion" series of updated fairytales. On his fifteenth birthday, Parker (aka "Baby Baer") finds his new neighbor Tara sleeping in his bed. After also wrecking the calibrations on his father's ergonomic chair and eating his little sister's favorite cereal, the connection is obvious— too bad this Goldilocks's tresses are closer to writhing snakes. With the aplomb of a teenage goddess, Tara soon takes over Parker and his private school. When kids begin turning into statues, Parker has to take a stand. Shusterman has a gothic-quirky, Stephen Kingish-sort of mindset that he lets loose with glee. He delivers, too, creating genuine chills up the spine for all those young readers who cut their eye-teeth on R.L. Stine. 2005, Dutton Children's Books, Ages 10 to 14.