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I’ve come across two retellings of traditional stories. One is movie that came out in 2011 called “Red Riding Hood” which centers on a young woman whose town had been terrorized by werewolves for generations. It has many of the elements of the commonly told story in a dark, adult setting. What I liked most was that at the end, “Red Riding Hood” decided to move into her grandmother’s house in the woods rather than live in the fear filled village.
The other story is a book called Ash by Milinda Lo, which is a retelling of Cinderella. At the end of the story the protagonist leave her step-mother’s house without fanfare, but says goodbye to her younger stepsister who was actually a nice girl. I especially liked how they parted on good terms, even sharing a hug and wishing each other good luck.