Reviewed by Candace, age 18, California

Let's face it. I'm eighteen and I still love kid movies. So when Tangled came out I was excited. The movie exceeded my expectations. I was prepared for warm-hearted fluff, meant to entertain like a good beach read, but I was surprised at the results.

Tangled starts out narrated by Flynn Rider, a thief who is running away after stealing a satchel. From there he escapes to a castle where he believes he is alone. Turns out he is not, and he meets Rapunzel, a girl who has been locked in a tower for eighteen years with no human contact except for her mother, Gothel. Rapunzel wishes to see the lanterns that float in the sky during her birthday. Flynn longs to have his satchel back, which Rapunzel has hidden. Rapunzel makes a deal with Flynn. If he takes her to see the lanterns, she'll give him his satchel back. From there the two characters run into all sorts of complications that build to a satisfying climax.

The soundtrack was catchy. Most songs would be more appealing to tweens and older than younger children. The characters were not black and white; many were in shades of gray. Mother Gothel, for instance, was insane but well meaning. And Flynn Rider was handsome and annoyingly charming, but in a good way. Even though I saw Tangled in a theater full of small children, including a birthday party that took up four rows, I still thought I got my money's worth.

Tangled deserves four out of five stars.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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