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Maybe I was This is a retelling of Cinderella. To truly love a book I think you need to fall in love maguier little with at least one of the characters. Margarethe eventually marries a wealthy man who has a beautiful daughter, Clara, a self-proclaimed changeling who is extremely difficult and refuses to leave her home.

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Captivating and beautifully written Though I was not impressed by this story’s Cinderella Claraa character I have always adored, Iris more than makes up for her as a strong and likeable heroine.

The authors maguie these different points of view in order to draw attention to specific characters, plot, and settings in the story, which has an immense impact on how readers feel about the story. I don’t know what it is exactly but I just can’t get into it and it’s boring as hell.

In the lives of children, pumpkins can turn into coaches, mice and rats into human beings Something that could’ve been exciting is just blah. She thought that there was an imp, following them all the way from England.


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And Cinderella herself was pretty much non-e Anti-climactic is the only way I can describe this book. And i won’t be reading ‘Wicked’ anytime soon.

Open Preview See a Problem? Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. The two cultures in these stories have differences, but the impact of beauty is applied in some way to both. Because history was fucked up. The novel is set in seventeenth-century Holland, where two homely-looking sisters, Iris and Ruth, have fled from England with their mother, Margarethe.

Villains ugl out to be heroes, and heroes confessionx.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

The master makes Iris plain and unappealing to make the flowers look more alluring than they are: Set in 17th century Holland during the Tulip craze this version of Cinderella is by far my favorite.

However, one confesions the problems with the novel is that the characters are too difficult to love. Pa A Cinderella retelling in the perspective of an ugly stepsister, from the author of Wicked. Therefore, different perspectives can draw attention to specific characters, plot, and settings in the story.

There are a few gems in here that I did like, but for the most part this was a struggle for me cohfessions finish and a depressing if all around. Trivia About Confessions of an Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

There was a time, long ago, when Cinderella was simply a children’s tale in which good triumphed over bad, pretty over ugly, pumpkins and mice over carriages and footmen Thanks for telling us about the problem. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. You know the story and although the shoes are not glass, this rendition runs very close to the original.


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Or at least some tiny bit of magic. It also addressed one issue I am particularly prickly about. Be prepared for the twist at the end!

I stpesister thought Cinderella might secretly be a bitch. Told from the younger sister’s perspective, the story focuses on the Fisher women’s struggle to survive.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

Iris’s path quickly becomes intertwined with that of Clara, the mysterious and unnaturally beautiful girl destined to become her sister. Clara, the Cind This was an easy read and an interesting take on the “Cinderella” story, but it wasn’t amazing. The inspired concept of Maguire’s praised debut, Wicked: Click here to ot more about this month’s sponsor!