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In high school, I discovered the magic of makeup. One swipe of concealer and that smattering of zits would be rendered nearly invisible. I felt transformed.
With the aid of something magical thank you, Sephora I felt like I could brave every circle of hell aka: high school. Transformations wield power.
That thrill of changing is part of the reason why I love all kinds of transformation scenes, from the frosted ball gown swirling around Cinderella to Jacob Black ripping off his shirt and going full wolf. But my favorite transformations are often quieter. The changes the character undergoes are more or less reflective of an emotional state. How the characters appear—either by choice or curse—becomes illustrative of their psychological plane. In these five books, transformations range from the benign and the charming, to the conniving and powerful.
One of the most unique characters is Genya Safin, a Tailor who alters appearances.
But Bardugo subverts that makeover moment by giving it a new context: this is the start of all the ways Alina struggles to hold onto herself. Did the peanut butter harbor magical attributes untold? It did not. Or perhaps I kept picking up the wrong sandwiches. Still a weird and beloved read. The point of these transformations was to help the students in what they needed to be.
Sometimes you have to get out of your skin literally to get things done. Sophie is one of my favorite YA heroines. Her cursed transformation into an old woman shows how disguises often let us be our true selves. Her confidence grows. She feels freed of her past timidity. By the end of the book, it becomes clear that Sophie was retaining her own spell. I really loved how her transformation ended on her own terms, and not by some magic kiss or what have you.
She had it in her all along. Roshani Chokshi comes from a small town in Georgia where she collected a Southern accent, but does not use it unless under duress. She grew up in a blue house with a perpetually napping bear-dog. At Emory University, she dabbled with journalism, attended some classes in pajamas, forgot to buy winter boots and majored in 14th century British literature.
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