Two things that stuck out most to me was the description of the cloak and Lisel’s personality in the beginning of the story. When reading Little Red Riding Hood, the cloak seems more like a spring time cloak – thin, light, plain, something for a young child, whereas in Wolfland, it’s described as this beautiful winter cloak – scarlet velvet, lined with albino fur, clasp of gold, something a rich, young, female aristocrat would wear. When reading the description of the cloak, it made me think of Christmas and ice skating. I got a very vivid and gorgeous picture in my mind.
With her personality, as a young one reading Little Red, I imagined her as a young, naive, playful, fun loving child (also gullible); in Wolfland, she’s annoying and selfish, the embodiment of a spoiled, rich, teenaged girl. She knew she would inherit riches and it really showed.
Both the description of the cloak and how Lisel acts compared with what I grew up with was just such a shock to me. It was a new twist to a classic tale.