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Medusa
Medusa | Jessie Burton
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Super_Jane
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4.5/5 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗 #medusa #myth #retelling

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angieinwonderland
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This was an empowering retelling. With retellings, there isn't as much surprise in the storytelling, but this was enjoyable as a story in itself. The theme was easy to decipher and was relatable for sure. The novella length also made the pacing of the story perfect.

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Utena
Medusa | Jessie Burton

While the mythology of Medusa tends to change depending upon the told mythology or how her story is weaved into movies and books, Medusa's story is still a sad tale from beginning to end.

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AllDebooks
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Loved this illustrated edition of Medusa telling her own story.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/medusa-9781408886939/

bnp I like Jessie Burton, but my library doesn't have a paper copy - just an ebook. 8mo
AllDebooks @bnp I tead the ebook and was completely bewitched by the illustrations as much as the story. 8mo
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JaneyWaneyB
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LaurenMags
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A beautiful retelling of the myth of Medusa from her point of view. There are also beautiful illustrations throughout the book. Super quick read.

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Cathy_J
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5 months since my last post 😱 This was a nice read after a long reading slump. An easy to read retelling with beautiful illustrations ☺️ 🌟🌟🌟.5

Libby1 Hi! 👋 Great to see you again. 💐 1y
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Ellen_C
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Excellent YA novel. Imagines childhood trauma of Medusa at hands of villagers and gods, then the meeting with Perseus. Each character opens up about their lives and the hardships they have faced. Not completely faithful to the myth & I approve! https://cannonballread.com/2022/09/medusa-elcicco/

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abookishbutterfly
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I truly lost my head in this mesmerizing story. It‘s a thing of beauty, filled with philosophical depth, while equally tragic and inspirational. Plus, the thick, glossy pages covered in magnificent artwork made this an aesthetic treasure!

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abookishbutterfly
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And here was another truth: I was lonely and I was angry, and rage and loneliness can end up tasting the same.”

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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A feminist retelling of the classic Greek myth. When Medusa flees to an uninhabited island after her hair is turned into snakes, she enjoys the peace and quiet with her dog & sisters. However, soon Perseus shows up. She is determined to keep him from seeing the disfigured monster she has become. The plotline is changed a bit from the story we all know, adding more depth & humanity to Medusa the woman. The writing & illustrations are both gorgeous.

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