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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister - Community Reviews back

by Gregory Maguire
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A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 2 years ago
This is one of the best Maguire books I've read, right up there with the first couple Oz retellings (I only read the first two but heard the later ones weren't as good.)Similar to "Mirror, Mirror," Maguire places the story of Cinderella within a firm historical time and place -- Holland at the start...
The Bookish Corner
The Bookish Corner rated it 2 years ago
Rating: To ComeThank you to the publisher for hosting this book as a Goodreads giveaway, which I am excited to have won!I am so excited to read this retelling for the classic Cinderella. Growing up, I'm 19 now, I loved Cinderella, probably my favorite Disney princess. She just had a humble way abo...
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it 4 years ago
I can vaguely remember watching a TV movie adaptation of this when I was a young girl. Due to my limited memory of this movie, I had no idea what to expect with the book, and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was able to get through it. First, I like how most of the focus of wrongdoing was...
sitiwajihah
sitiwajihah rated it 6 years ago
I really like this version.
Merle
Merle rated it 7 years ago
Actually 3.5 stars--I demand half-stars, dammit!I think I liked this. I found it less powerful than Wicked, but probably more likely to please a general audience: it has more warmth and redemption, less politics and religion, and no sex. It’s sad, but not nihilistic. It covers a much shorter time pe...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 7 years ago
I read this when it first came out. It's very dark, not a happy book at all, but I loved it.
Cassandra Reads
Cassandra Reads rated it 8 years ago
This wasn't quite what I was expecting. I don't know the original story, only the Disney version and that often doesn't count for much since fairy tales are often dark, too dark for a children's story. I was expecting this to be something along the lines of Wicked, the story of their lives pre-the s...
Second Bookses
Second Bookses rated it 9 years ago
Having fallen in love with Gregory Maguire's Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, I was desperate to read whatever else I could get my hands on that he had written. An Amazon gift certificate windfall resulted in ordering Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Maguire's retelling ...
Somewhere Far Beyond
Somewhere Far Beyond rated it 9 years ago
Years ago, I saw the movie on the TV, and loved it. I had no idea it was a book! So, now that I made my discovery, I will try to get it and read it.AWESOME!!! I enjoyed every page of it :)
DebC
DebC rated it 9 years ago
I just finished this one. I really enjoyed Maguire's storytelling. Like "Wicked," Maguire sets out to tell the other side of the fairy tale... this time the story of one of Cinderella's ugly step sisters. Although, "ugly" is a debatable term, as debatable as beauty itself. In fact, more and more...
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