Review: The Goose Girl
I was totally uninformed on the fable that makes the basis of this story and that was probably for the best. This is an excellent premise and does such a good job of forming its structure without the benefit of anything I had a reference to. The story feels very familiar even as it builds its small ticks and tremors of fantasy and worldbuilding.
The story presents a familiar beginning but as it builds to its initial twist we quickly leave the familiar and face the struggles of the main character as she learns that the world won't be treating her as her family has prepared her for. However, after the interesting lead up and the start of the plot, the story becomes what you would expect. There are few surprises as the author makes good on the promises of the opening, but with nice pacing and interesting characters it makes for a fine simple read.
And so positive. I was glad that the book managed to maintain a positive point of view for the reader even as the MC faces her trials it's nice that there's very little total despair on display and the ultimate resolution of the story, though not without tragedy or drama, maintains it's hopeful outlook. I would happily recommend The Goose Girl to anyone, kids especially. The Goose Girl receives a three out of five.