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Ella Enchanted

Two treacherous stepsisters Ella's life and well being seem to be in grave peril But her intelligence and saucy nature keep her in good stead as she sets out on a uest for freedom and self discovery as she tries to track down Lucinda to undo the curse fending off ogres befriending elves and falling in love with a prince along the way Yes there is a pumpkin coach a glass slipper and a happily ever after but this is the most remarkable delightful and profound version of. This book is so hard for me to review because I love every single thing about it but hate every single thing about that bloody movieLike seriously who decided to only use the names and the curse and rewrite everything else for the movie Why did we need a talking snake and an evil uncle and a fan group for the prince Wasn t evil Hattie enoughSERIOUSLY THIS STORY IS ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS AND PERFECT AND THE MOVIE RUINED IT I CAN NOT STRESS THAT ENOUGH FOR YOUThere is no need for a fan club for the prince There is no need for an evil uncle trying to take the throne or a big giant talking snake that literally has no purpose but to make you feel like you are watching a live action version of Disney s Robin HoodIt s even the little things Like Mandy She is suppose to be a ruffed up old lady with crazy white hair and basically Ella s mother Does this girl look like thatNOOr that the stepmother and stepsisters are suppose to be fatBut really I m upset about the ogresSo in the perfect little book Ella has a knack for languages Each creature has their own language and she knows bits and pieces of them from the talking birds at the market Well the ogres have a knack for languages too but when they speak in whatever language they want to you believe anything they say You will do whatever they want you to do because they are your best friend and they don t REALLY want to eat youI thought the scene in the book with the ogres which I am not going to spoil was absolutely fascinating AND THE MOVIE DIDN T EVEN UGHAt least the prince was cute right That s a second thing they got rightThe first being the Ella has the curse to obey every command ever pointed at herDig in Ella Run around Ella Cut off your head Ella Don t be friends with them Ella Be happy Ella Only speak in riddles Ella Hold your breath EllaThat is absolutely nightmarish Just take my word for it If you ever are channel surfing and you see thisRun outside grab that gasoline you save for when your lawnmower is low throw it on your TV and light a match It is absolutely insulting to this little gem I love all the retellings that Gail Carson Levine does and that movie does NO JUSTICEI know I didn t really tell you anything about the book except that I liked it But what else do you need to know besides it is a retelling of Cinderella and the Cinderella of the book has a curse to obey all commands ever Isn t that interesting in itself It s short and sweet go read it

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At birth Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent young fairy named Lucinda who bestows on her the gift of obedience Anything anyone tells her to do Ella must obey Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction but not feisty Ella Instead of making me docile Lucinda's curse made a rebel of me Or perhaps I was that way naturally When her beloved mother dies leaving her in the care of a mostly absent and avaricious father and later a loathsome stepmother and. just as good on the 800th read i will reread this book infinity times Have I mentioned I love middle grade Because hey guess what I absolutely goddamn love middle grade I feel like I shouldn t say goddamn in a review of a children s book but also I am still me I still have my brand to look out for regardless of target audiencesA n y w a y This book ruleshttpsemmareadstoomuchwordpresscoI have a kind of complicated relationship with the movie It has a reputation for being among the worst book to film adaptations and that is guess what totally warranted They re two totally different stories essentially But uhwhispers I guess that s kind of whyhow I like them bothI GREW UP ON BOTH OF THEM OKAY THEY RE BOTH GOOD IF YOU LOOK AT THEM SEPARATELYAhemAnyway I say for the second timeThis book in case you live under a rock that prevents you from hearing about great middle grade adventure retellings of fairytales with feisty female protagonists is a Cinderella retelling wherein Cinderella just Ella tho has been cursed with obedience She has to obey every command given to herIT SUCKSBut it double sucks because Ella is a lil badass and totally feisty and stubborn and would neverrrrr listen to anyone if she could help it Unfortunately she cannot But she gets into some fun hijinks and verbal battles and whatnot because of itThere is also Prince Char who is an absolute BAAAAABE One thing that no one can argue with in the movie is that the movie Char is fine as hell Pro tip picture this for the rest of the reviewThe HAIIIIIIIR Oh my godAnyway Three times now Stop countingChar s full name is Charmont which is just one letter off from Charmant which is the French word for charming And he is EXTREMELY SO A book boyfriend for the ages and the only man who could ever deserve ueen of Feist EllaThis should be enough to convince you that this book rocks and it is ten years past time for you to read it Amazing badass female protagonist dreamy love interest great well developed romance that starts as a friendship which I didn t mention until this point but now you know adventurey exciting plot curse fairies ogres giants fairytale lands mythical creatures elvin artists Cinderella retelling perfectionOkay to be fair I didn t include a lot of that information before now But again now you knowBottom line This book is like throwing a bunch of ingredients for perfection in a pot and hoping they stick And guess what THEY DO

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Cinderella you'll ever readGail Carson Levine's examination of traditional female roles in fairy tales takes some satisfying twists and deviations from the original Ella is bound by obedience against her will and takes matters in her own hands with ambition and verve Her relationship with the prince is balanced and based on humor and mutual respect; in fact it is she who ultimately rescues him Ella Enchanted has won many well deserved awards including a Newbery Honor. Ella Enchanted Ella Enchanted 1 Gail Carson LevineElla Enchanted published in 1997 has won many well deserved awards including a Newbery Honor At birth Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent young fairy named Lucinda who bestows on her the gift of obedience Anything anyone tells her to do Ella must obey Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction but not feisty Ella Instead of making me docile Lucinda s curse made a rebel of me Or perhaps I was that way naturally When her beloved mother dies leaving her in the care of a mostly absent and avaricious father and later a loathsome stepmother and two treacherous stepsisters Ella s life and well being seem to be in grave peril But her intelligence and saucy nature keep her in good stead as she sets out on a uest for freedom and self discovery as she tries to track down Lucinda to undo the curse fending off ogres befriending elves and falling in love with a prince along the way Yes there is a pumpkin coach a glass slipper and a happily ever after but this is the most remarkable delightful and profound version of Cinderella you ll ever read Gail Carson Levine s examination of traditional female roles in fairy tales takes some satisfying twists and deviations from the original Ella is bound by obedience against her will and takes matters in her own hands with ambition and verve Her relationship with the prince is balanced and based on humor and mutual respect in fact it is she who ultimately rescues him 2014 1392 336 9786006753225 1397 20 1997 1998 2004 15041399


About the Author: Gail Carson Levine

Just letting you all know I'm only going to review books I love There's enough negative criticism without me piling on A book is too hard to writeGail Carson Levine grew up in New York City and began writing seriously in 1987 Her first book for children Ella Enchanted was a 1998 Newbery Honor Book Levine's other books include Fairest; Dave at Night an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for Yo



10 thoughts on “Ella Enchanted

  1. says:

    just as good on the 800th read i will reread this book infinity times Have I mentioned I love middle grade? Because hey guess what I absolutely goddamn love middle grade I feel like I shouldn’t say “goddamn” in a review of a children’s book but also I am still me I still have my brand to look out for regardless of target

  2. says:

    Feminists often denounce traditional fairy tales because they perpetuate the ideals of a patriarchal society by encouraging girls to behave like proper princesses and wait for charming princes to take charge and save the day In response to these traditional fairy tales many authors have tried to reclaim the realm of fairy tales fo

  3. says:

    My daughters have watched the Disney movie Ella Enchanted many times and loved it immensely They are enad by the Disney princess genre even princesses who do not fit nicely into the company's traditional definition of princess Until last week I had never viewed the film with them being that I hardly fit the definition of girly girl myself

  4. says:

    Such a cute story it was a lot of fun

  5. says:

    This book is so hard for me to review because I love every single thing about it but hate every single thing about that bloody movieLike seriously who decided to only use the names and the curse and rewrite everything else for the movie? Why did we need a talking snake and an evil uncle and a fan group for the prince? Wasn

  6. says:

    Now I know why people made such a fuss when the movie came out I watched the movie first so I had no idea how utterly wrong everything was It totally is not like the book Just slap on the names and the curse and that's wher

  7. says:

    Ella Enchanted Ella Enchanted #1 Gail Carson LevineElla Enchanted published in 1997 has won many well deserved awards including a Newbery Honor At birth Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent young fairy named Lucinda who bestows on her the gift of obedience Anything anyone tells her to do Ella must obey Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction but not feisty Ella Instead of making me docil

  8. says:

    Ella Enchanted is like a koala A big soft cute koalaAnd if you mess with it it'll use it's big sharp not so cute claws to tear your face offSeriouslyIt's just a cute little fairy tale for teenage girls about a si

  9. says:

    ❌ My advice to you The movie and the book are two very separate and different things So when you start reading this book don't compare it with the movie Don't even think about the movie at all while you're reading thisDo that and yo

  10. says:

    199 Kindle sale Dec 24 2017 Charming YA retelling of Cinderella with some imaginative twists I enjoyed it thoroughly

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