Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted Alternate cover for ISBN In this incredible debut novel comes the richly entertaining story of Ella of Frell who at birth was given the gift of obedience by a fairy Ella soon realizes th
  • Title: Ella Enchanted
  • Author: Gail Carson Levine
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  • Page: 336
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alternate cover for ISBN 9780064407052In this incredible debut novel comes the richly entertaining story of Ella of Frell, who at birth was given the gift of obedience by a fairy Ella soon realizes that this gift is little better than a curse, for how can she truly be herself if at anytime anyone can order her to hop on one foot, or cut off her hand, or betray her kingdoAlternate cover for ISBN 9780064407052In this incredible debut novel comes the richly entertaining story of Ella of Frell, who at birth was given the gift of obedience by a fairy Ella soon realizes that this gift is little better than a curse, for how can she truly be herself if at anytime anyone can order her to hop on one foot, or cut off her hand, or betray her kingdom and she ll have to obey Against a bold tapestry of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella s quest to break the curse once and for all and discover who she really is is as sharply funny as Catherine, Called Birdy and as richly poignant as Beauty, and has all the marks of a classic in the making.
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    1. 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 write.Gail 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 Young Adults The Wish The Two Princesses of Bamarre and the six Princess Tales books She is also the author of the nonfiction book Writing Magic Creating Stories That Fly and the picture book Betsy Who Cried Wolf, illustrated by Scott Nash Gail, her husband, David, and their Airedale, Baxter, live in a 1790 farmhouse in the Hudson River Valley of New York State.

    2. 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, often opting for whatever sporting event is in season I enjoyed the concept of a medieval Cinderella who is not necessarily forced to do back breaking work [...]

    3. 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 for girls These retellings feature active protagonists who are not scared of taking charge and do not need princes to save them One example of this new fairy tale genre [...]

    4. 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 where the similarities end I must say the book isMUCHbetter than the movie.The style of the writing was kind of weird for me, but not in a bad way It s not that it was too fast paced or anything, but I noticed there wasn t a lot of padding or fanfare before events would happen, w [...]

    5. i posted this pretty okay but mostly objectifying childhood crushes review of this extremely actually great book find it here emmareadstoomuch.wordpress 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 audiences A n y w a y This book rules.I have a kind of complicated relationship with the movi [...]

    6. WrensReads Review 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 movie.Like 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 enough SERIOUSLY THIS STORY IS ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS AND PERFECT AND THE MOVIE RUINED IT, I CAN NOT STRESS THAT ENOUGH FOR YOUThere is no need f [...]

    7. Ella Enchanted is like a koala A big, soft, cute koala.And if you mess with it, it ll use it s big, sharp, not so cute claws to tear your face off.Seriously.It s just a cute little fairy tale for teenage girls about a silly little world Accept it for what it is Leave it at that Don t delve any futher Don t consider it from a feminine perspective, don t rationalize it from a historical stand point, don t try to analyze is for hidden metaphors or literary value.Just read, rinse, repeat and move on [...]

    8. 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 this.Do that, and you ll enjoy this book immensely.On the day she was born, Ella of Frell was given the gift of obedience by the foolish and careless fairy, Lucinda Obedience It was a gift.Well, for starters Ella, Hold your tongueKiss me.Erhhwell, that s not such an unpleasant order cou [...]

    9. 1.99 Kindle sale, Dec 24, 2017 Charming YA retelling of Cinderella, with some imaginative twists I enjoyed it thoroughly

    10. First read of the 2016 Booktube a thon This completed the challenge of reading and watching a book to movie adaptation which I am about to watch right now This was very meh, unfortunately It contained my most hated trope and for some reason it took me such a long time to get through I loved the magical world though Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes 12 A childhood classic

    11. It is helpful to know the proper way to behave, so one can decide whether or not to be proper You can find this review and all of my other reviews at Novel Descent Thanks for the support I feel like this is a confession that I will regret making I was a fan of the movie hides This is my first time reading Ella Enchanted and now I understand why everyone hates the film Ella Enchantedis what every great middle grade novel should be Great adventures, obstacles to over come, engaging characters and [...]

    12. I never liked Cinderella as a kid It seemed like whenever she got into trouble, her best plan was to burst into tears and wait for someone to come along and help her I also wondered, even if she couldn t leave her stepmother s house, could she at least tell the awful woman to go make her own damn breakfast once in a while As far as little cynical as hell Madeline was concerned, Cinderella was a spineless twinkie who was painfully useless Obviously, I am not the only girl who had a problem with t [...]

    13. This still stands as one of my favorite books The fantasy elements are clever and not too over the top Ella is witty and pretty clever herself, not to mention strong and determined and resourceful Mandy is just your everyday, ordinary, regular old cook fairy Char is, appropriately, charming The stepsisters are deliciously evil Lucinda is completely batty.I like that none of the women in the book are doormats Good or evil, protagonist or minor background character, they have an opinion, they exer [...]

    14. This is a long time favorite of mine I first read it when I was about 10 and I still love it The movie adaptation was a travesty I don t like to talk about.

    15. I was nervous to read this because it s like everyone s Childhood Favourite Book GAH No pressure I m 21 So maybe a little over the age range But I always believe a good book can be appreciated by ANYONE And I m right This is a good book and I had a great timebut I don t call it a favourite I m sure I would ve been absolutely cuddling it when I was 12.I really liked the 2nd half The first half Not so much I found it a little telling ish and not showing ish That bugs me The style isn t my favourit [...]

    16. Ah A FAIRY TALEafter so long.Needless to say I looooveee fairy tales and this was a retelling kind of of Cinderella.My first thoughts were that it was quite different from the movie.I liked the movie and was hoping to like it too.And I did.Although I have to say that the movie s climax was exciting.Ella is a willful,kind,lovely girl who resides in an kingdom called Frell.Here humans,elves,fairies,ogres,and other such magical creatures co exist A fairy named Lucinda gives Ella the gift of obedie [...]

    17. It s a sweet, humorous book, written for a younger audience but easily enjoyed by an older one too Based on the Cinderella story, there are a few notable differences, namely that Ella was blessed with the gift of obedience by the fairy Lucinda, who thinks all her gifts such as turning you into a squirrel are wonderful Ella is the daughter of Lady Eleanor and a somewhat unscrupulous merchant, Sir Peter, whom she rarely sees She grows up with her mother, who teaches her to slide down the banister, [...]

    18. Holy cow This book was waaaaaay awesome I sat down just wanting to enjoy it, not critique it, and that s pretty much what happened And yes, I read it in one sitting But I was on a plane

    19. My sister recommended this book to me and even bought me a copy at half price day at Goodwill Now I am recommending this book to you The main character, Ella, is a young woman, almost 15, who is cursed with obedience as an infant A fairy thinks she s blessing the baby by forcing her to be obedient, but that s not really how it turns out Imagine being physically compelled to do anything that anyone tells you to do You don t have to be an anarchist to quickly realize that would be a rotten way to [...]

    20. I felt like the author said to herself I m going to really revamp the Cinderella classic I m gonna give the girl a backstory like you wouldn t believe and it s going to be cute, and funny, and there will be all kinds of mythical creatures in it It s going to be wholly other worldly And she s going to go on this awesome journey that s going to be epic and life changing All that ended halfway through the book The journey, the special creatures, the seemingly important gifts and details, the develo [...]

    21. 1.99 on US July 23, 2016.I ve had this on my TBR list for a couple years now and was thinking of deleting it since it s a middle grade book and I m getting old, but then I read this in the blurb 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 [...]

    22. This book gets five huge, shiny stars because of the following conversation I had with my 12 year old today Mom, Kate name changed was teasing me at school today, but I don t think it was friendly teasing I think it was mean It probably was mean We ve had a lot of problems with Kate bossing and teasing lately, but my daughter is always anxious to give Kate the benefit of the doubt After a moment s thought, my daughter said, It s like Ella Enchanted how she has to listen to mean people and do wha [...]

    23. Ok, I understand why many people love this book It is, after all, a retelling of Cinderella It would be hard to screw that up, right Well, that s the point whatever you do is not going to be as good as the original What had me clawing to get to the end, aside from the fact that I knew how it would end, was having to endure Ella s curse and her horrible step family every step of the way I don t remember them being quite so bad in the original I give it 3.5 stars, rounded up to four, although I do [...]

    24. Ella Enchanted is my favorite Cinderella retelling It s so creative and fun, and the skillful storytelling really brings the characters to life The friendship and romance that develops is sweet and compelling.

    25. When some of my friends learned I was readingElla Enchanted for the very first time, the first thing they told me was, What I read that book, like, when I was in fifth grade Well, let me just say, I wouldn t have enjoyed this book in fifth grade as I have enjoyed it now It s exactly what one of my bookworm friends would have described as a cookie read short, sweet, and satisfactory It was a truly well woven, fanciful tale with just the right pint of humor, a delightful sprinkling of romance, a d [...]

    26. Fun, clean, age appropriate, fantasy retelling of Cinderella I will be passing this one on to my 10 year old daughter She will love it.

    27. 4.5 I enjoyed this much than I thought I would I read this because Giselle just reread it it s one of her favorites and talked about it s themes at length on our vlog youtube watch v Qcpm5 I m finding that I really like nice stories like this Nice, sweet stories with good messages and themes If they re well written, at least, and this one definitely is I d say this is absolutely the best Cinderella retelling I ve ever read or seen The way Gail Carson Levine ties together her own original ideas [...]

    28. One of my favorite quotes about books, from the movie You ve Got Mail, says, When you read a book as a child it becomes part of your identity, in a way that no other reading in your whole life does This book was my absolute favorite growing up and no matter how many times I re read it as an adult it never gets old I hope every reader has a comfort book as great as this one.

    29. This book is truly amazing, in my opinion A clever retelling of Cinderella, this book was one of my favorites when I was younger, and I still look back at it with fondness today It is definitely one of the best juvenile fantasy books out there, and I highly recommend it.

    30. I loved this book I swear I spent half of it with a smile on my face because it was so cute I have been very into fairytale retellings for the past few months even longer really, but I have been reading a ton of them lately and this one did not disappoint My only real knowledge of this book was the movie and how different the movie is from the book so I wasn t totally sure what to expect I can now agree with everyone that the movie is an absolute terrible adaption yet I know I m still going to l [...]

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