Just Ella (The Palace Chronicles)
It's a familiar story: In spite of the obstacles put in her way by her wicked stepmother, Ella goes to the ball, sweeps Prince Charming off his feet, and is chosen to be his bride. Now she's comfortably ensconced in the palace, awaiting marriage to the man of her dreams. It's happily ever after... show more
It's a familiar story: In spite of the obstacles put in her way by her wicked stepmother, Ella goes to the ball, sweeps Prince Charming off his feet, and is chosen to be his bride. Now she's comfortably ensconced in the palace, awaiting marriage to the man of her dreams. It's happily ever after time, right? Wrong! Life for Ella has become an endless round of lessons and restrictions; even worse, Prince Charming turns out to be more like Prince Boring. Why can't she talk with him the way she can with Jed, her earnest young tutor? Slowly, Ella comes to realize she doesn't want the life she fought so hard to win. But breaking her engagement proves more difficult -- and dangerous -- than escaping her stepmother's tyranny.
Publish date: August 1st 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 185
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...