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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. 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 is the 1998 children s novel Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine which takes an untraditional approach to retelling the story of Cinderella The novel addresses several specific feminist issues specifically negotiating and fighting the burden of obedience the importance of female friendships and of course learning to save yourselfThe story is set in an imaginary medieval esue kingdom called Frell A roaming fairy named Lucinda gives Ella the giftcurse of obedience at Ella s birth As a result Ella has to do everything she is told no matter what harm it might cause to herself or others In the novel the severity of Ella s curse in constantly underscored with passages explaining how little control Ella has over her own life If someone told me to hop on one foot for a day and a half I d have to do it And hopping on one foot wasn t the worst order I could be given If you commanded me to cut off my own head I d have to do it As the plot moves forward Ella is compelled to leave home to try and find Lucinda and ask her to lift the curse Along the way she also falls in love with Prince Char For varying reasons depending on the version Lucinda refuses to lift the curse Further difficulties arise as Ella continues her uestThat s the main body of the story The Cinderella element is relevant mainly to the last uarter of the novel where actual elements from that story the slipper the ball appear in the story although the evil step sisters and fairy godmother are present throughout the narrative There are several reasons that I love this novel and recommend it to everyone The first is that it s an imaginative retelling of Cinderella which makes the story exciting for readers familiar with the original version without making it too abtruse for readers who have never heard of Cinderella Also the book is full of great role models for girls All of the female characters are strong self aware women things seen far too rarely in the fairy tale genre The novel is narrated in Ella s voice This makes it easy to see how strong Ella is as a character especially at the end of the novel The other great thing about this book is that it all seems authentic never over the top or under written In addition to creating immensely likable main characters Levine creates a compelling world within the pages of Ella Enchanted vivid with details ranging from Elvish and Gnomish languages to customs at a Giant s wedding The story is an immensely entertaining page turner that will even better leave readers feeling satisfied when they reach the final scene where Levine ties everything together artfully blending empowerment with a happy ever after ending fit for a traditional fairy tale Excerpted from a scholarly article I wrote about Ella Enchanted as a book and movie You can read the full article here can find this review and on my blog Miss Print Die Herrenschneiderei 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. 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Ella Enchanted

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. 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 you ll enjoy this book immenselyOn 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 giftWell for starters Ella Hold your tongue Kiss meErhhwell that s not such an unpleasant order coughs but uhh yeah You get the point It was the curse of compulsion One which couldn t be overcome Delayed maybe but even that came with a high price Physical side effects very unpleasant side effects This was a new spin on one of the most recycled fairy tales that s ever been told This is not a book to be analyzed It s just a really great story and to add to that it was delivered in a wonderful way with bold and engaging writing JUST ANOTHER CINDERELLA STORY An evil step mother Butt ugly deranged and bossy step sisters A handsome and wonderful Prince Maltreatment sabotage and trickery A ball More sabotage and trickery A pair of glass slippers And some fairy magic THE EXTRAS A magical book for spying on people A diverse and magical land of Ogres Giants and Elves Sorry mouse people An established relationship between Cinderella and the Prince before the night of the ball I m sorry but I just never understood it Cinderella spent one night with a guy and bada boom boom Love Marriage Happily ever after I m sorry honeyThat s why I respect Arielwell really the Disney version of Ariel Princess Jasmine and Belle most of all at least they spent some time with their guys before hitching those rides Between Ella and Charmont letters were written ideas were exchanged and thoughts were shared First came friendship and then came love All I can say is How I loved those letters Ella s a girl with a little spunk A heroine to love admire and adoreWell she never said that But she never took an order placidly And of course she took her revenge revenge Ha How could I not love her whenever she could After all it s pure logic You said get me a drink You never said don t spit in it Lots of adventure and action This book is looking for someone people to share an adventure with We join Ella as she embarks on a uest to find a way to get rid of her curse Take it from me it was a wonderful experience Happily ever after Let s face the truth A fairy tale won t be as magical without a happily ever after I won t even lie I love it You do too Whispers of Feathers 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. 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 you ll enjoy this book immenselyOn 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 giftWell for starters Ella Hold your tongue Kiss meErhhwell that s not such an unpleasant order coughs but uhh yeah You get the Entrepreneurial Vernacular price Physical side effects very unpleasant side effects This was a new spin on one of the most recycled fairy tales that s ever been told This is not a book to be analyzed It s just a really great story and to add to that it was delivered in a wonderful way with bold and engaging writing JUST ANOTHER CINDERELLA STORY An evil step mother Butt ugly deranged and bossy step sisters A handsome and wonderful Prince Maltreatment sabotage and trickery A ball More sabotage and trickery A Advanced C Programming by Example pair of glass slippers And some fairy magic THE EXTRAS A magical book for spying on Poslije svega (After, people A diverse and magical land of Ogres Giants and Elves Sorry mouse Die Herrenschneiderei people An established relationship between Cinderella and the Prince before the night of the ball I m sorry but I just never understood it Cinderella spent one night with a guy and bada boom boom Love Marriage Happily ever after I m sorry honeyThat s why I respect Arielwell really the Disney version of Ariel Princess Jasmine and Belle most of all at least they spent some time with their guys before hitching those rides Between Ella and Charmont letters were written ideas were exchanged and thoughts were shared First came friendship and then came love All I can say is How I loved those letters Ella s a girl with a little spunk A heroine to love admire and adoreWell she never said that But she never took an order

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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. 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 is MUCH better than the movieThe 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 which I usually expect from fantasy books The writing style worked in this story since it seemed to fit the main character to a teeI absolutely loved the story It s a great way of showing how the only one who can save you is you and you have to find the strength within to do it Sometimes it takes someone else to bring that strength out of you and that s what Char does for Ella unknowinglyThe magic book was a nice touch and added what the other characters were thinking without actually changing the narrator of the story I couldn t give the book 5 stars because it seemed odd to me how she dealt with her mother s death It s like after awhile it doesn t seem to matter which I guess makes sense since the book isn t really about her grieving for her mother The story is really about how her death makes Ella have to face her demons by throwing her the different situations she finds herself in Still it really isn t that bothersome because of course you see that Ella misses her mother at times This is the best version of the Cinderella story I have encountered All and all a very worth while read


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 audiencesA n y w a y This book ruleshttpsemmareadstoomuchwordpresscoI have a kind of complica

  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 for girls These retellings feature active protagonists who are not scared of taking

  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

  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 ever

  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 where the similarities

  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 Lucin

  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 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 metaphor

  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

  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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