Meh...a good kids' book. It kept me interested, but there were many "cheesy" sections that ended way too "neatly" for me. There was also no recognizable "bad guy" which makes a plotline sort of boring and unrecognizable.
The nice thing about this book was that it was not your typical Robbin Hood/Maid Marian novel. Marian was more of a hero herself in this version, making it an empowering book for young girls, and for any reader that is sick of Marian having to be "rescued" all the time. While the takes on the characters were refreshing, unfortunately it did not save the book from the all-too-simple plotline and underdeveloped supporting characters.
The writing was easy and didn't flow very well. Even third graders might not enjoy this book.