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Book Review: Six Crimson Cranes

By: Haley Troha

Six Crimson Cranes, by: Elizabeth Lim is an extraordinary retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Wild Swans”. Also influenced by Japanese mythology, Six Crimson Cranes follows Princess Shiori as she is cast from the kingdom by her evil stepmother, her voice silenced and her loyal brothers’ turned into cranes. With only a paper bird, a petulant dragon, and a man she was once engaged to, Shiori must discover a way to end her brothers’ curse as well as her own. I thought that this book was really interesting and unique, and I would definitely recommend it. You should definitely read it if you’re a fan of The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by: Axie Oh, or The Girl Who Drank the Moon by: Kelly Barnhill.

If you are interested in book discussions and reading, Book Club meets one Tuesday per month. Book Club info is available on the LLC site. Also, students can stop by and make book requests with Mrs. Pigoni or anyone at the front desk at any time. The LLC's eBooks/Audiobooks and library book catalog are accessible 24/7, so Falcons can also check for great books there.

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