What Once Was Mine

­Disney-Hyperion. (A Twisted Tale: Bk. 12). Sept. 2021. 512p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781368063821.
Gr 6 Up–The 12th book in the “A Twisted Tale” series asks: If Rapunzel’s mother accidentally drank a potion from the Moondrop flower instead of the Sundrop, how would Tangled have gone? Rapunzel grows long silver hair and develops powers that hurt rather than heal. To protect the kingdom, she’s locked away in a tower under the care of Mother Gothel. When Rapunzel finally escapes the tower, she runs into Flynn Rider and a woman named Gina, and together they investigate Rapunzel’s mysterious hair while running from Mother Gothel. The book takes on Tangled’s tight pacing and action sequences, which isn’t as twisty as the series name implies, but ultimately provides a fun time for fans. Characters cued white.
VERDICT A fun, if not particularly standout, reimagining of a beloved story.

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