With a witty and sarcastic main character, Its a funny book with plenty of romance. Probably good for ages thirteen and up.
Reviewed by Jocelyn Pearce for TeensReadToo.com
When Morgan's life sort of crashes and burns, and she cuts off all of her hair and dyes what remains orange, her parents freak out. For some reason, they decide that what she needs is to go on a biking tour of Ireland. Of course, Morgan thinks they're insane, but she has no choice in the matter, so it's off to the land of leprechauns and shamrocks for her!
Her trip turns out to be way more than Morgan bargained for when she hits her head and finds herself in some sort of fantasy world hundreds of years in the past. Yeah, you read that right. She's not just in the land where so many myths come from; she's living out those old fairy stories herself.
Both the fantasy parts of the story and the real, modern-day parts of Morgan's life are amazing! The fantasy felt a little weird to be stuck in at first, but that just shows how completely great the more contemporary part of the book was.
WHY I LET MY HAIR GROW OUT is definitely a page-turner. I loved Maryrose Wood's first book, SEX KITTENS AND HORN DAWGS FALL IN LOVE, and this one is even better (and very different).
I absolutely loved the characters; all of them are very interesting and three-dimensional. This is a funny, smart book that readers are sure to love!