Sep 2, 2017

Short Story Saturday | Head, Scales, Tongue, Tail by Leigh Bardugo

This feature was created by Lauren from 365 Days of Reading
Title: Head, Scales, Tongue, Tail by Leigh Bardugo
Anthology: Summer Days and Summer Nights
Rating: ★★★

One Line Summary: A fantasy about two teenagers who form a friendship while trying to find a mysterious lake monster, which blossoms into more as they get older.

Thoughts: This was the first story in this anthology and I was a little surprised that it was a fantasy. It is also a romance, but it starts off with two kids who want to find out more about a monster in the lake. They form a really sweet friendship that grows into a little more each year when they hang out for the summer.

I wasn't really into the story, to be honest, until they started getting a little older and their friendship was turning into the beginnings of a romance, but once I pushed through that it became a really sweet story. The fantasy aspect kicked in at the very end, and while I was a little confused on why did that just happen? I was also pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the ending. It was a little different and again, very unexpected, but a cute first story to this anthology.

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