Friday, February 1, 2013
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Publish Date: February 14, 2012
Many stories about Robin Hood are Robin and the Merry Men as full-grown adults. This one is set shortly after Robin has returned from the Crusades. He's still a young man, as are his band of thieves...well, there is Will Scarlet...she's definitely NOT a young man.
Will Scarlet - no one but Robin and the Merry Men know Scarlet is a woman. She's sometimes rude and mean, then loving, sweet, tough, and surprisingly girly. The thing that really stuck out for me is how she always said she hates being a girl. I totally understand it though, in her situation, being female was a bummer.
Robin Hood - still learning how to successfully take from the rich and give to the poor without anyone getting hurt. He's brash and not very forthcoming, but he's learning. A little broody and jealous.
John - a sweet big lug, but quite a womanizer.
Guy of Gisbourne - hired by the Sheriff to ferret out Robin and the Merry Men. He'll stop at nothing, even killing villagers. He has a past with Scarlet, but she's not telling.
The story is good, I liked finding out slowly what happened to Scarlet's sister and how Guy of Gisbourne was involved. But I did get bored with how many times Scarlet referenced her sister and what happened to her, at least in her thoughts.
Posted by Dawn at 2/01/2013