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Series: Fairy Tale Reform School #3
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Things are changing at Fairy Tale Reform School.
At least, that's what Gilly's heard through the Enchantasia rumor mill. Word is, notorious trickster Rumpelstiltskin has taken over management from Headmistress Flora, and he's locked down the school tighter than the Pied Piper's pants. Not that this news concerns Gilly. She's been released from FTRS and is now suffering through attending Jack of All Trades School, where she gets to learn about different kinds of shoe leather and ways to measure feet. Truly riveting stuff.
But when Gilly's little sister Anna gets whisked off to FTRS thanks to her troublemaking new friends, Hansel and Gretel, Gilly knows she's got to get Anna out of there. There's only one thing to do; make some serious trouble and get thrown back into FTRS.
It's time to out-trick a trickster.
I really love this Middle Grade series. The characters are a lot of fun and the plots are creative and I love that they keep building into new books in the series but at the same time create good stopping points as well.
In this installment, Gilly's younger sister is thrown into Fairy Tale Reform School because the rules are changing and now it takes less offenses to get sent in. The reason behind that is there is a new 'reformed' villain in charge of the school - Rumpelstiltskin. The trickster of all tricksters is in charge and FTRS is not looking good from the outside... nor the inside it seems. Gilly and her reformed friends must find a way to get back into FTRS and figure out what Rump is up to.
I am so glad we are back with Gilly and the gang in this book and the plot was a lot of fun, and you really wanted to punch Rump in the face - he is creepy and a pain. Gilly hates being back in the real-world and it seems that her friends feel the same so a return to FTRS might be just fine. The characters are strong but still finding their places in the world and that is very relatable.
I love these books and their renditions of otherwise well-known fairy tales, but the characters are used in a very creative way and sometimes their natures are changed for the better and sometimes the worse. I love this series and can't wait for the next one.