Ruby Red

A Jewel of a Book Author: Kerstin Gier and Anthea Bell (translator) Although I make no excuses for reading — and fully enjoying — young-adult fiction in my decrepit thirties, I do like to read with a ghostly specter of my younger self on my shoulder to see what she thinks of the books. Would she find the female protagonists believable and admirable? Would the writing come alive for her, and the stories feel compelling? Would she learn anything or be inspired to do further reading on a related subject? I pondered these questions frequently while reading the international bestseller [...]