Samantha N. Rivera
Mrs. Gordon and Mrs. Green Wyche
27 January 2014
UnEnchanted (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale) by: Chanda Hahn
Theme: Life is about overcoming challenges
Mina Grime is isolated, clumsy and forever at the wrong place at the wrong time. That is until she saves the most popular boy in school. Overnight her life changes, she attracts the boy, becomes noticed by the community and inherits an ancient family curse. In order to be free of the curse she has to live through every fairytale collected by her Grimm relatives. Should she fail, the curse will move on to her brother. And that is an outcome that Mina won’t let happen. Mina has to follow her Grimm path to the very end.
Now that she has inherited this curse and is determined to stop it she is faced with the first story. The first story seems to be a modern version of Hansel and Gretel. The bakery at the beginning of the story was the gingerbread house. Claire, the tour guide, was in fact the old witch that would captivate the boys’ attention and feed off of it and that’s how she would stay so young.
There is a second fairytale that is also a modern/present type of Little Red Riding Hood. Mina was Little Red, Brody was the huntsman and Grey Tail was the big bad wolf. Throughout this tale Mina is constantly running into Grey Tale. He wants the Grimoire, a book that only presents itself to a Grimm if it sees that he/she needs its help. Without the Grimoire, Mina would fail and the curse would move on to the next Grimm. Like in the fairytale, the huntsman saves Little Red from the wolf, which is exactly what Brody does the first time Mina runs into Grey Tail.
Mina Grimm and Brody Carmichael
Mina had always had a crush on Brody, but knew deep down that he was out of her league so she would never really make a big deal of it. After the incident that occurred in the bakery, Brody seemed to have opened his eyes at Mina after she saved him. He started to wonder why he had never...