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Cindy Ella Paperback – February 7, 2008
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Cindy Ella, Robin Palmer's debut novel, is a modern-day realistic Cinderella story without the fantasy elements. Instead of battling her evil stepmother, Cindy battles her frizzy hair. She doesn't have a horrible home life. In fact, even though she doesn't share their priorities, she gets along fairly well with her father, her half-brother, her stepmother, and her stepsisters. The latter are fraternal twins, popular at their school, anxious to get custom-made dresses for prom. Cindy's friends, peace-and-yoga-loving India and suave eighties film buff Malcolm, offer plenty of tongue-in-cheek commentary about the City of Angels and their affluent classmates. While the main characters acknowledge their wealth and the advantages it provides, Cindy herself prefers flip-flops to pricey shoes and doesn't care at all for shopping.
All in all, a fun read. The easily-flustered title character has plenty of embarrassing moments which will endear her to readers. Instead of scrubbing floors or waiting for her fairy godmother to appear, Cindy baby-sits her younger brother, hangs out with her friends, crushes on senior Adam Silver, and chats with her online pal BklynBoy. She's an L.A.Read more ›
While my husband had to help her with her spelling, she wrote a book report on Cindy Ella for which the teacher gave her an "A".
Thank you Robin Palmer for making a reader out of our daughter who never took her face out of her IPOD before.
All three of us, my daughter, my husband and I look forward to your next teenage book.
I highly recommend buying this book for some tween you love.
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Wow wow wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need to get some Robin Palmer books!!!! This book was hilarios and even though the protagonist Cindy has a semi crazy semi relateable life she's modest... Read morePublished 12 months ago by John R. Nichols Jr.
GREAT FOR TEENS TO READ A MODERN DAY CINDERELLA STORY. ITS GOOD TO GET OUR YOUNG TO GET GOOD READING HABITS AND BOOKS THAT THEY COULD RELATE TO OR ENJOY IS A START.Published on December 2, 2013 by cyn
I thought this was a good book.it had a good plotline and story, but it was also very repetitive.overall,I would recommend this book.Published on November 7, 2013 by -A
What a wonderful 'happily-ever-after' in the most un-traditional way! I love Cindy's character - fresh, funny, and true to herself! Read morePublished on August 26, 2013 by Gunnymom
The Low Down: A teen twist on an old favorite, Cindy Ella tells the familiar tale of stepmother, stepsisters, fairy Godmother, Prince Charming and unexpected... Read more
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Bought this for my fiance, but it seems to be a bit below her maturity level (24). She likes them, but they are perhaps a bit juvenile she said. Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by striker19HB
I just finished this and I must say that it really was cute. There were certain moments that I was really drawn in and wanted to read more and more and more. Read morePublished on September 1, 2012 by Synful Pinion