Lunar Chronicles Read Along: Little Red Riding Parallels

Posted September 23, 2015 in Uncategorized / Leave a comment!

TLC readalong

As you all know, or maybe you don’t, Scarlet is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. For today’s post I’m sharing with you some of the similarities I noticed while I was reading.

  • Names Scarlet + Wolf: That makes sense right? Scarlet as in read and Wolf as in wolf. I don’t think Wolf’s name is very creative but it works I guess.
  • Wolf is scary, big, muscular, and unkept just like you’d think a wolf would be. Or what I think the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood would be like.
  • Scarlet’s red hair: an obvious one. She’s also really intense and fiery, something that seems to come with having red hair.
  • Scarlet lives with her grandmother and ends up going to “visit” her in a way: this one is kind of pushing it. Either way her grandmother is a prominent part of the story but the whole visiting her thing is only a little similar.

Out of all the fairy tale retellings I’ve read so far, this one is the one that shares the least amount of similarities I found. It was mostly Scarlet herself that shared the similarities. I found there were actually more differences than anything. This book doesn’t really feel like a retelling to me. I was a little disappointed with that but still loved the story.


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3 responses to “Lunar Chronicles Read Along: Little Red Riding Parallels

  1. aentee @ read at midnight

    Another heroine with red hair? They are like running rampant in YA haha. Sorry to hear you didn’t quite enjoy it due to the story being light on retelling aspect. I have to read this and Cress soon as I want to catch up before Winter comes out!

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