Just Ella picks up the Cinderella tale after the ball is over. But Ella's life is not a fairy tale, nor does Ella have a fairy godmother to make things right. Ella gets her prince, but soon finds out that being a prince doesn't make you a nice man and the only thing charming about her prince is... show more
Just Ella picks up the Cinderella tale after the ball is over. But Ella's life is not a fairy tale, nor does Ella have a fairy godmother to make things right. Ella gets her prince, but soon finds out that being a prince doesn't make you a nice man and the only thing charming about her prince is his name. And life in the castle is meaningless protocol, superficial and repressive. When Ella refuses to marry the prince she's sent to the dungeon. She escapes with the help of a servant girl, Mary. Then Ella makes her way to a camp for war refugees run by Jed Reston, a lively companion of Ella's and social activist. Could a would-be princess fall in love with a "common" man? Could the "common man" be more of a prince than the royal prince himself? The moral of Haddix's fairy tale is to be happy means taking charge of your own destiny.
Publish date: June 1st 2002
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Fairy Tales
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Fairy Tale Retellings
Series: The Palace Chronicles (#1)
Delightful! Everyone knows the story of Cinderella, and may have asked themselves, "what happened between the ball and happily ever after"? Was it really as happy as they claim? This story is an amazing look at what may have actually happened after the glass slipper fit, and Cinderella was swept o...
readable story of what happens to Cinderella after the story. Interesting, sometimes predictable but makes you wonder.
I really love this book, and I read it over and over when I was younger. It's a little grittier than most young adult Cinderella retellings, and much more satisfying in the way it ends. I think I prefer the original cover to this shiny new one with a red lipped model in a tiara. It feels too modern ...
Me gustó mucho la entereza y fortaleza con la que Ella se enfrenta a todos ellos, como intenta superarse a sí misma todo el rato y lucha hasta el final por aquello en lo que cree. Lo que menos me gustó del libro es que tiene muy poco romance, tal vez por estar basado en un cuento de hadas, me espera...