One of the most memorable and animated Disney characters gets her due in “Go the Distance (A Twisted Tale: Hercules).”
When I first heard about this book I was elated as I’m a huge fan of Disney’s “Hercules” and of Meg, in particular, I could envision it in my head, a book dripping with sass and clever zingers, and in that respect, I was satisfied, the book manages to capture Megara’s unique voice in a way that feels “canon” and “in-character” as FanFiction writers would say.
I can’t say the same about the plot, it felt like authorized FanFiction, very good FanFiction, but FanFiction nonetheless. The idea of Meg needing to complete a quest to become a God and be with Hercules just feels like something I’d find on FanFiction.net, not something out of an official Disney book. It feels more like a subplot of an official Disney work, and not the whole kit and caboodle. That’s not to say the book isn’t good, because it is and it will certainly delight young adult readers, but it was a little lacking for me.
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