Briar Rose Themes

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Becca Berlin undertakes a quest for Gemma's true hidden identity. She has little to go on at the time of Gemma's death, merely a box Gemma left that contains cryptic documents and other puzzling items. What Becca does have is her love for Gemma and the clues in the fairy tale as Gemma told it. According to Gemma, the bad fairy wears boots, the color black, and silver eagles. The spell is described as a great mist. The prince walks through thorns, with white birch trees on either side gleaming "like the souls of the new dead." After the prince's kiss, everyone sleeps on except Briar Rose, who eventually gives birth to a beautiful baby girl. "Sometimes living takes more courage than dying," Gemma comments. "I am Briar Rose."

Becca uncovers the truth and gains in understanding because she is loving and imaginative enough to follow clues derived from...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Briar Rose from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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