Towering by Alex FlinnTowering by Alex Flinn


byAlex Flinn

Paperback | April 22, 2014

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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?

Alex Flinn loves fairy tales and is the author of the #1New York TimesbestsellingBeastly, a spin onBeauty and the Beastthat was named aVOYAEditor's Choice and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.Beastlyis now a major motion picture starring Vanessa Hudgens. Alex also wroteA Kiss in Time, a modern retelling ofSleeping Be...
Title:ToweringFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:April 22, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062024191

ISBN - 13:9780062024190


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Its such an amazing story.
Date published: 2014-12-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very compelling book that gripped me until the end. It stays true to the classic story of Rapunzel while still putting a twist on it!
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from absolutely awsome well I got to start off by saying I love love Alex Flinn she is one of my fav writers and as for towering it was awesome I loved how there was so much mystery in this book and there were drugs but a mystical drug and also how it was still set as a fairy talk and how she was in our time but was also in the old times and how Wyatt had something tragic happen it was a all right round awesome book give it 150 thumbs up
Date published: 2013-08-16

Editorial Reviews

Romantic and atmospheric - Horn Book Magazine

Flinn cleverly weaves fantasy and realism together into what seems to be almost a new genre. - School Library Journal

Flinn's "towering" achievement here is Rachel. - Kirkus Reviews