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by Margaret Peterson Haddix
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Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it 5 years ago
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...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
readable story of what happens to Cinderella after the story. Interesting, sometimes predictable but makes you wonder.
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it 8 years ago
Ciderella retelling.
Karen
Karen rated it 8 years ago
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 ...
Meof50days
Meof50days rated it 8 years ago
Just Ella is another reimagining of the Cinderella story, where all the fairy godmother, magical coaches and talking mice are reassigned to gossip in the court because the truth of the matter is nobody would believe that Cinders-Ella had fixed a dress, ran to the ball and done it all on her own.It's...
Reading with AngelaRenea
Reading with AngelaRenea rated it 8 years ago
A cute Re-telling. Slightly frustrating at points, and gross at others. But I liked the way everything was off from the usual story. I also loved that she showed that Happily ever after doesn't come from not knowing people.
Bibliophilic Monologues
Bibliophilic Monologues rated it 9 years ago
Ostensibly and really, unless you think about it, Just Ella is a re-telling of the Cinderella. However, as one of my fellow seminar participants pointed out, when a tale has done away with everything that has to do with fairies and all other things that make up a fairy tale (for reference purposes, ...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it 12 years ago
An attempt at a more realistic Cinderella story. After all, the new Princess would have to get used to court and her newfound power, and is it really possible to fall in love at first sight? Unfortunately, Haddix is not the person to address these questions. Everything is wildly simplified. I th...
Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it 16 years ago
I liked this Cinderella retelling, but I have to say that occasionally it annoyed me that everyone, absolutely everyone else, were so stupid and foolish.
debnance
debnance rated it 17 years ago
A more realistic look at what becomes of Cinderella than the traditional "happily ever after". But I like the happily ever after!
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