This funny and empowering story weaves together three classic fairytales into one new adventure with an unusual structural twist: Rumaysa is a Muslim girl who lets her hijab down from a tall tower in order to escape. Set in a magical version of South Asia, Rumaysa explores enchanted forests and dragon lairs, teaming up with Cinderayla and Sleeping Sara along the way to create a strong sense of sisterhood.
In this book, we follow Rumaysa as she travels to different fairy tales, not just to save the princess but to also help them stand up for themselves.
I really liked this book, ok yes there were some [arts that could have been cleared up, e.g. how did Rumsaya know that Cordelia wasn’t her mother. But at the end of the day, I think it’s a children’s/middle grade book, so I do believe that some things don’t have to be cleared up. But that is my personal opinion.
I also really liked that it was a retelling of the classic fairy tales but with girls of colour and also not needing to be saved by the prince, they can save themselves.