Scarlet

Scarlet

Book - 2012
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Will Scarlet shadows Robin Hood, with an unerring eye for finding treasures to steal and throwing daggers with deadly accuracy, but when Gisbourne, a ruthless bounty hunter, is hired by the sheriff to capture Robin and his band of thieves, Robin must become Will's protector risking his own life in the process.
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2012
ISBN: 9780802723468
0802723462
Branch Call Number: / FICTION GAUGHEN A
Characteristics: 292 p. ; 22 cm

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ARIEL D SMITH Jun 12, 2014

Scarlet is a cute read, it is worth your time and is very entertaining. i Love that the fact that this book has a bunch of action, steaming romance here and there and surprises. you will not be disappointed.

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MusicGirl107
May 24, 2014

Really Good, well written and has a good plot line

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ABenoit
Jan 02, 2014

Another cool fairytale remake. i enjoyed it.

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sherryhuang
Nov 19, 2013

One of the best books I've read for a while-- with realistic characters, heartshattering backstories, and packed action, the author really gets you feeling, hoping, and crying along with Scarlet and Rob. Although the old English-style narration can be a bit difficult to understand at times, it was a thoroughly enjoyable book. Once I started, I found that I could barely put it down!

mvkramer Nov 13, 2013

I have a high tolerance for angst; I read and enjoy fanfiction; but in this book the angst to action ratio was way too high. Characters were upset with each other and tormented because they wouldn't freaking talk to each other, which is so lazy on the part of a writer. Seriously, writers, just let your characters sit down and have a conversation. There are only so many misunderstandings and assumptions a reader can handle.
Also, for the love of all that is holy, why do they keep writing love triangles? Someone, stop the madness. In this work it is unnecessary and takes away from Scarlet's character. The only members of the band who get any definition at all are her love interests. Robin's band has to have more than three people in it. Let her have some friends!

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emmadragons
Oct 26, 2013

loved it

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DanceFiddler
Aug 15, 2013

This is the story of one of Robin Hood’s Merry Men: Will Scarlet. Except, Scarlet is actually a woman in disguise—the others know this on a need-to-know basis. Then Sir Guy of Gisbourne arrives in town to assist the Sheriff of Nottingham stamp out Robin’s band, and it turns out that he has an old score to settle with Scarlet. A very interesting take on the Robin Hood tale, but nothing spectacular. Scarlet reads like any other girl-who-dresses-as-a-boy-to-avoid-constraints-of-society/guttersnipe character. The character development is kind of sweet, though.

BPLNextBestTeens Feb 04, 2013

It's about time! Robin Hood's band of merry men is infiltrated by a girl. Known as (Will) Scarlet - this character is a kick-butt fighter and an even better thief. Full of fast-paced action and adventure, Scarlet's story takes place under the thumb of an evil sheriff. Full of self-doubt and battling an eating disorder, Scarlet must also come to terms with her feelings for both Little John and Robin Hood. I loved this book. The only thing I didn’t like was how Robin treated Scarlet at the end. It is not cool to have him verbally abuse her and portray that as o.k. because he loves her. She should have kicked HIS butt. Read-a-likes: Michael Cadnum’s The Book of the Lion, and Karen Cushman’s Catherine, Called Birdy. SA

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523_8
Nov 27, 2012

A retelling of Robin Hood with a kick a*** heroine?! What's not to love?? Great little read for younger teens with plenty of action, adventure and not so unrequited love.

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MusicGirl107
May 24, 2014

Coarse Language: some swearing

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MusicGirl107
May 24, 2014

Sexual Content: Some kissing and a little rape

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MusicGirl107
May 24, 2014

Violence: Some gruesome fighting scenes

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mvkramer Nov 13, 2013

In this re-imagining of the Robin Hood legend, Will Scarlet is an audacious thief, a troubled soul, and secretly -- a girl. Ostensibly she stays with Robin Hood's band because he threatened to turn her into the authorities, but her real reasons are more complex. She hates seeing the people of Nottingham suffer -- and she loves Robin. When the sheriff hires the cunning and merciless thief-taker Guy of Gisbourne to catch Robin, Scarlet's mysterious past comes back to haunt her, because Gisbourne issn't just interested in Robin. He's very interested in her.

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