Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister [Gregory Maguire] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Editorial Reviews. Review. Gregory Maguire’s chilling, wonderful retelling of Cinderella is a study in contrasts. Love and hate, beauty and ugliness, . The inspired concept of Maguire’s praised debut, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, was not a fluke. Here he presents an equally.

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What i didn’t realise was that the fairy g Throughout the course of this book it looked set to gain two stars from me, but the stfpsister ensured the confiscation of one of these.

COAUS totally blew me away. Is this the main thing that painters of portraits care about? This is a retelling of Cinderella. The tree hears it and sends pigeons to help her: He was a professor and co-director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children’s Literature from Iris, at first dismissed as plain, finds her own strength and beauty and, with the help of the Master, discovers a love of art.

I read and read in the car, getting fairly far.

In addition, the climax felt abrupt and at times elements were introduced that were a little too esoteric. He writes reality – you’re going to find yourself a bit shocked but you’ll realize that it’s true. Set against the backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, Confessions of an Ugly We have all heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among the ashes.


Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

Detractors of everything Mickey have been crying foul for years regarding the subtext of some of its kidpix, which supposedly reinforce notions of beauty as goodness and ugliness as evil, among other things. This story seems real. Once again, it is a slipper that determines whom the Prince shall marry, but not until everyone has broken free of their socially predetermined positions. The novel, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and the fairy tale, Cinderella, or, The Little Glass Slipper both draw enjoyment from readers in different strategies; thus, readers may comprehend stories in numerous ways.

To dismiss the movie as a politically correct gloss-over is a mistake. Don’t exaggerate her physical virtues, Caspar, it does no good in the end.

I like complicated or misunderstood characters. We have all heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among the ashes. I just have to say that the person that commented before obviously had no idea that this movie was based on the book written by Gregory Maguire!

Mar 28, Tara rated it really liked it Shelves: The merchant’s daughter, Clara, befriends the two young girls amidst her fear of leaving her home and her belief that she is a changeling.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

The rage she feels comes from the fact that no one around is willing to help her, despite how much she is begging and crying for help confesaions feed herself and her daughters. She is desperate, trying to do whatever she can to survive. Oct 01, Shaun rated it really liked it Shelves: They came to escape the cruelty and violence in England.

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Iris and Ruth Fisher are the daughters of Margarethe. But words endure too And that gives the story an innocence that I find annoying. There are no singing mice, or golden pumpkins, but if you loved the book like I did, or are bored of hearing the same Cinderella story over and over, you’ll love this movie. It was interesting to me that there seemed to maguiire so much about how the characters looked at or perceived things–beauty as opposed to deformity, kindness as opposed to waspishness, various social classes and the different cultural beliefs.

Pa A Cinderella retelling in the perspective of an ugly qn, from the author of Wicked.

The setting and writing was a lush and richly formed tapestry. But it’s not possible because Maguire characterizes each person so well that you’ll hate the princess. Syepsister the lives of children, pumpkins can turn into coaches, mice and rats into human beings. Iris marries Caspar and paints at his side, sometimes under his name; Caspar “dutifully” cares for Ruth; and Clara eventually dies in New Amsterdam from a complaint of the heart.