Melissa de la Cruz’s novel adapted into a continuation movie, “Isle Of The Lost,” is probably one of the most amazing stories I’ve ever read, to be honest. The fact that a good percentage of the characters are “bad” is really unique. Talk about so-not Mary Sue / Gary Stu characters.
It follows the teenage lives of Mal (daughter of Maleficent) Evie (daughter of Evil Queen) Carlos (son of Cruella DeVille) and Jay (son of Jafar) as they become friends on an adventure where they explore the outskirts of the Isle of the Lost. It also follows the story of Ben, Beast and Belle’s son, as he learns how hard it is be king.
De la Cruz perfected the usage of third person and justifying the view change. Her writing was descriptive and it had me hooked from the beginning. De la Cruz also snuck in some actual relatable problems an average teen would have in the real world: trying to live up to the expectations of your parents, problems with parents in general, etc.
In my opinion, everyone should read Isle of the Lost. It’s an amazing book.