Throughout their adventures in the book, Blanche, Bear, Rose, and Fish (Bear's younger brother), rely on and trust one another. They save each other in life-or-death situations, reveal their secrets to one another, and are incredibly loyal, despite barely knowing each other. They strive to live good lives.
I didn't think that I would like this book, because it is a faery tale, after all, and I've never liked fantasy books very much. But once I started reading it, I didn't want to put it down: it was fast paced, suspenseful, and wonderfully mysterious.
Thanks for the review, Lauren! We have a lot of great teen books at the Arlington Public Library that are the re-tellings of fairy tales. Here are a few to choose from: