Keith Staskiewicz
July 29, 2010 AT 02:42 PM EDT

Yesterday we showed you the trailer for Cornelia Funke’s twisted fairy tale; now, take a gander at the upcoming 10-and-up novel’s first two chapters. It looks like Funke is returning to the genre’s more ominous and sinister roots, which I like. I know as a kid, I used to love books that were darker than the average Judy Blume, like Roald Dahl’s The Witches or Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. (I still have nightmares about this childhood-scarring picture. Why, oh, why would someone put that in a children’s book?!) Click on the link below to read the beginning of Reckless and tell us what you think.

Click here to read the first two chapters of Cornelia Funke’s Reckless.

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