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Paperback Just Ella Book

ISBN: 0689831285

ISBN13: 9780689831287

Just Ella

(Book #1 in the The Palace Chronicles Series)

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Book Overview

It's a familiar story: In spite of the obstacles put in her way by her wicked stepmother, Ella goes to the ball, sweeps Prince Charming off his feet, and is chosen to be his bride. Now she's comfortably ensconced in the palace, awaiting marriage to the man of her dreams. It's happily ever after time, right? Wrong Life for Ella has become an endless round of lessons and restrictions; even worse, Prince Charming turns out to be more like Prince Boring...

Customer Reviews

6 ratings

Great pace. Engaging book

I sat down to read the book and it was iver before I knew it because I was so captivated. The story moves quickly but has depth. Characters are developed to the cirrdtt depth, no time wasted or helpful details left out. Right mixture of happy ending and struggle

Fabulous! Cinderella with a brain.

It's nice to know that Cinderella finally came to her senses! You see, in this story, Ella (*just* Ella, no Cinder) is living in the palace with her wedding with the prince coming up. For a while she's really happy. But then, as much as she tries, she really can't love the airheaded Prince Charming, and to be honest, life as his fiance is a bore, and it's only going to get worse. But when she tries to call off the wedding, Prince Charming throws her into the dungeon! Quite a predicament, but of course Ella pulls through. If no one is going to save her, she'll just have to save herself--and she does, quite admirably! I really enjoyed this story. I always thought that the Cinderella story was so trite--Cinderella has a hard life but Prince Charming comes and makes it all better. How sweet. *gag* But, Miss Ella has a brain (yay!) and she actually uses it! A fun, enjoyable, all-around-great book.

A little twist

Fairy godmothers, Prince charming, midnight magic, its all a fairy tale. But this book gives this tale a little twist. It tells the story of how Ella realy came to the ball; under her own determination not with magic help. I loved this book and could not put it down! It is a great way to show girl power and how you can take charge of your own destiny. And with Ellas determination and will she finds her true "Prince Charming" on her own.

Just Ella was Enchanting

I read "Just Ella" a couple months ago and I couldn't put it down. I found it very suspensful and smart. The author uses great wording and has a wonderful plot. The ending was a suprise as well. It was an excellent book and I recommend it to anyone who likes an age-old fairy tale reversed.

This book is Haddix's best yet!

'Just Ella' is terrific! It starts up about right after Cinderella has gone to the castle to marry the prince, and tells how she struggled with that decision and ended up choosing to do what she did. It is great, and easy to read, clear, thoughtfull, and funny. It has lots of irony in it, and the reason I used it was I needed a book with irony in it for a book report, and so I had the book read in less than 3 hours.

Yet another great remake!

This book follows closly in the style of Ella Enchanted by Gail Levine, though its creativity and the strength of the main charecter surpass the other. Haddix tells how Ella takes matters into her own hands, without the help of magic, and steers her own fate not once, but twice! Her perserverence and her intellegence make her one of my favorite heroines.
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