This will be Vivi's first weigh-in! Very excited, especially since the topic for this week is....-drum rooooll!!!-
FAIRYTALE RETELLING VS. THE ORIGINAL FAIRYTALEFirst off, I'm a rather traditional person deep down. Therefore, I read all my classics, read all the original fairytales in their original written form (I even read the Brothers Grimm in the old-fashioned, unaltered German text.Great for my German studies, and also downright hardcore for the original fairytale. For those of you who haven't dabbed on the original, goodness...you have NO idea how gruesome the story of Snow White really is. O_O It was scary...)
Anyway, back on topic. Even though I fall for the traditional things, I really enjoy a well-written retelling or adaptation. Mainly because nowadays, the original seems just like an obligatory read, and as much as I enjoy them, sometimes it's just not grasping enough. Retellings can be tailored very well to suit the appeal of a modern day young adult audience, and that is probably why I fall so hard for retellings.
Overall, if I had to sum it up, the retelling side would win! Not by a lot, but it would still win.
Do you guys have any amazing fairytale retellings you could share? ^_^