In Marissa Burt's Novel Storybound, an orphaned girl name Una Fairchild spends her lonely days perusing the dusty old shelves of her school library. One day she finds an unusual looking book: "The Ledgend of Una Fairchild". What??? She wonders. And so the story unfolds! Una is suddenly swept into the story (literally) and finds herself facing terrible dangers as she explores the town of Story looking for answers to how she became a 'part' in her book.
This novel sucked me in, just like Una!! This is a wonderful story for students in the middle grades. It is an interesting twist on classic fairy tales, riddled with humor, suspense and old fashioned chivalry.
Reading Level: 4.9