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#31: Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Being a princess isn't all that....

You've heard the fairytale: a glass slipper, Prince Charming, happily ever after...
     Welcome to reality: royal genealogy lessons, needlepoint, acting like "a proper lady," and -- worst of all -- a prince who is not the least bit interesting, and certainly not charming.
     As soon-to-be princess Ella deals with her new-found status, she comes to realize she is not "your majesty" material. But breaking off a royal engagement is no easy feat, especially when you're crushing on another boy in the palace.... For Ella to escape, it will take intelligence, determination, and spunk -- and no ladylike behavior allowed.



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REVIEW:
Delightful!
Everyone knows the story of Cinderella, and may have asked themselves, "what happened between the ball and happily ever after"? Was it really as happy as they claim? 
This story is an amazing look at  what may have actually happened after the glass slipper fit, and Cinderella was swept off into the sunset. Though it's not all unicorns and rainbows, no, this has a touch of darkness to it that adds adventure and exciting elements.
I loved it.
I read it quick too, like a couple of hours, tops. It flowed so well, I couldn't out it down.
Fairytale fans, or retelling fans, get your copy if you haven't read it already. You're gonna love it.

5/5


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  1. I always like Cinderella re-tellings.

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  2. I like the prince charming who isn't so charming part. Lol! I always wonder what these fairytale princes are really like!

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