Eight versions of 'Little Red Riding Hood' are offered in this collection. Eight versions with adult sensibilities and humour, some of which I feel would be lost on younger readers. I don't think a teenager would understand the pathos in 'The Red Hiding Hood Doll', and the depth of need that impels Georgette to create the doll.
Wider popular culture references occasionally provide a 'nudge-nudge-wink-wink' kind of a laugh.
Appealing yes, but more for adults. As I think about it, my favourite story changes, so I can't offer any thoughts on that one, sorry.
If you like this try:
- The Enchanted Forest chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede, starting with Dealing with dragons (also published as Dragonsbane).
- Five Hundred kingdoms series by Mercedes Lackey, starting with The Fairy Godmother.
- The Elemental masters series by Mercedes Lackey.
- Pretty much any Robin McKinley! I'd say start with Beauty or Rose Daughter. Or, maybe Spindle's end. Or, Deerskin.