A modern-day fairytale--a major motion picture starring Christina Ricci, Catherine O'Hara, James McAvoy, and Reese Witherspoon. Penelope Wilhern has everything a girl could want: A wealthy, socialite family, an enchanted bedroom and some of the coolest clothes around. There is only one problem:... show more
A modern-day fairytale--a major motion picture starring Christina Ricci, Catherine O'Hara, James McAvoy, and Reese Witherspoon. Penelope Wilhern has everything a girl could want: A wealthy, socialite family, an enchanted bedroom and some of the coolest clothes around. There is only one problem: She was born into a cursed family and has the face of a pig. Hidden away from the world, Penelope now finds herself subjected to a string of snobby, blue-blooded bachelors in a desperate attempt to find her a husband in order to break the curse. Though she yearns for something greater, what's a girl to do when faced with a determined mother and her matchmaking sidekick? Hoping to snap a photo of the mysterious girl, mischievous tabloid reporter Lemon hires down-on-his-luck Max to pose as a prospective suitor and infiltrate the family. But when Max finds himself truly drawn to Penelope, he can't bring himself to expose and disappoint her, so he just disappears. Fed up with this latest betrayal and determined to live life on her own terms, Penelope decides to break free from her family and go out into the world in search of adventure. Hiding her true identity with a scarf, Penelope discovers a wondrous world where freedom opens her eyes to possibilities she never knew existed. Making new friends along the way, she discovers happiness in the most unexpected places.
Publish date: March 20th 2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages no: 230
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Media Tie In
, Fairy Tales
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Actually it's really cool in its shelve, "fairy tales". it has a good story-line and it's really fetching if you'd picked it wisely, you know 'cause it's kinda fantasy and I know everyone doesn't love this kind of story telling. Personally, I don't like these kind of story but if you want to read so...
I saw the movie that this book is based on a few years back and I liked it enough that I decided to read the book. I quite enjoyed the little nuances and the extra detail that the book had but overall the book and the movie are very similar. Still a cute story though! And I kinda fell for the charac...