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New York Times #1 bestselling author Alex Flinn reimagined the fairy tale Beauty and the Beast in Beastly and gave a twist to the story of Sleeping Beauty in A Kiss in Time. Now with her gothic and darkly romantic YA novel Towering, Alex Flinn retells the tale of Rapunzel.

When Rachel was taken to live in a tower by a woman she calls Mama, she was excited. She felt like a princess in a castle. But many years later, Rachel knows her palace is really a prison, and begins to plan her escape. She is encouraged by the speed with which her golden hair has been growing. It's gotten long enough to reach the ground. And she's begun dreaming of a green-eyed man. Could he be out there in the world? Is he coming to save her? Or will she find a way to save herself?

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on May 14, 2013 by HarperTeen
ISBN-10: 0062024175
ISBN-13: 9780062024176
1 Book Review
  • melmoo
    melmooabout 8 years44 stars
    I thought this was a really cool retelling of Rapunzel. I loved how the mother was nice and really loved her, and how the lead male was soooooo amazing. this book is about a girl named Rachel who has been locked in a tower for as long as she remembers. she then starts dreaming of a beautiful green eyed man, and starts to plan her escape!! loved it 4 stars!!!!