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There are also some truly heartwarming parts to the rest of the story: DNF because this king beats then rapes his own full-blood daughter before planning to marry her and no, thank you, we’re not tolerating any of that foul perversity today. It is dark, especially in the scenes between Lissar and her evil father, but she is such an irrepressible heroine that I think most teens will love her. If a novel is factually incorrect or it treats major traumas like no big deal then by all means rip the author to shreds.
I understand it’s based on a creepy old fairy tale, but neither the main character nor her father were believable.
This page was last edited on 30 Julyat Apr 14, TheBookSmugglers rated it it was amazing Shelves: From a writing perspective, Robin McKinley tends towards the verbose and the ornate – sometimes this works for her books, and sometimes in my opinion it does not. Waaaaaaaaay to wordy, I lost interest after she made it through Winter, met the magical lady, and just finds civilization again. Lissar tries to hide herself in her chambers, locking herself in, but on the third night her father enters the room through a forgotten door, and violently rapes Lissar and almost kills Ash.
After a long, cold winter, Lissar is able to heal, though she blocks out all memory of her past. This awareness of atrocities to follow makes the childhood of Princess Lissla Lissar even more disturbing. She grows up hearing the story of her mother’s courting, the accomplishments of her father and other such things that have instantly become legend in their lifetimes.
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Deerskin: Robin McKinley
This is one of my all-time favorite books. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This was a touching book.
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave recommendations. This causes her to lose her will to live, because she wants to be remembered as the most beautiful person, and nothing less. Click to print Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Pinterest Opens in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window. Princess Lissla Lissar is the daughter of a heroic and handsome king, who won the hand of the most beautiful woman in the Seven Kingdoms.
Betrayed and abused, Lissar is forced to flee her home to escape her father’s madness. The only point at which McKinley misstepped was by using magic to physically heal Deerskin. McKinley thankfully choose to tell the more optimistic version of the tale. It reminded me of Dickens somewhat. I really enjoyed this book.
Kind of wished for a bit more time seeing the Ossen and Lissar interact and a bit more after the wrap up for ship reasons. Notify me of new comments via email. And the love between Lissar and her dog Ash, and later between her, Ash, and the puppies she nurtures from near-certain death, more than makes up for the dark stuff.
Mdkinley romance is sweet, rohin. But there was something very, very remarkable about this book, something that I can’t rightly explain, something you have to read for yourself. All my ratings are, in fact, but this more than any. Lists with This Book.
Every day and every night, Lissar hears the story of her mother’s incredible beauty and her fa Originally reviewed on The Book Smugglers Trigger Warning: Please try again later. When the queen falls ill, still in her prime, she extracts one final mckinlwy from her distraught husband: Returning Deerskin’s body to it’s “unspoiled” state, was an example of where over- romanticising reerskin perfect female form ran counter to the theme and tone of the book.
Robin McKinley did an amazing job of taking a fairy tale and creating a beautiful story of strength and survival out of it.
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I was very emotional reading this book. It lives on the breaths I breathe and the food I eat; the blood my heart pumps reaches all of me, into all my hidden crevices, from my scalp to my heels. Why was the Mom Queen there?
To ask other readers questions about Deerskinplease sign up. Sure, there is physical attraction as well, but first and foremost the attraction comes from the way she and her love interest connect on the emotional level and thanks to their mutual love for dogs.
This is my body. He doesn’t really seem to react through this entire process. And having finished it, I think the same. I think McKinley tackles the subject of rape very well. Recently, I’ve been less i “I am hurt