Briar Rose by Jane Yolen – Book Review

When I picked up Jane Yolen’s Briar Rose, I did not fully realize how hard it hits. I knew I’d wanted to read this book for a long time, but I’d all but forgotten the conceit at its core–rather than your run of the mill retelling of Sleeping Beauty, Briar Rose frames the centuries-old fairy tale as the key to a mystery whose origins protagonist Becca traces back to the horrors of the Holocaust.

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