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Ella is a girl with a quiet strength and limitless kindness with a awe inspiring determination to live but is also a girl with faults such as having feelings of unworthiness, self-doubt and confusion and moments of anger and quiet despair.Yet, she overcomes any difficulties with forgiveness and hard work, not expecting someone to come rescue her from her problems but overcoming these problems with her cleverness, resourcefulness and hard work ethic. And her choices lead to a very surprising though not unexpected fairy tale end! Ella's story is the most human Cinderella story I have ever read and one many girls and women should read and learn from! --Amazon
This story touches on many subjects; tragedy, trauma and abuse, keeping/disclosing family secrets, recognizing signs of abuse, the effects of chronic stress, taking steps to recovery, forgiveness, valuing people and relationships, the difference between real love and superficial attraction (including love in many forms -- not just romantic love), all covered lightly enough to be appropriate for a tween, yet just deeply enough to be satisfying to an adult. Ella even employs some nice critical thinking skills -- imagine! --Amazon --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
- Publication date : September 13, 2016
- File size : 2107 KB
- Publisher : Cedar Fort, Inc. (September 13, 2016)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 228 pages
- ASIN : B01KPDTKES
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,902 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I love re-tellings when they are done well, and this one is done very well. Cinderella is one of my all time favorite stories, so I knew when I opened the book I was in for the long haul.
Ella, is such a sweet, loving, kind, hardworking, and compassionate character. She works all day to provide for her stepmother and horrible step sisters. Her best friend in the world is Will Hawkins. They grew up together, but when Ella's father died, her step mother fired most of the staff or just quit paying them so they left.
Will, is also an amazing character. He is humble, kind, hard working, and obviously handsome. His only real friend is Ella and although they don't spend much time together they obviously care for each other.
Will works at the Palace, and the Prince has just returned from travel and plans to have a ball to find his princess. He invites the whole kingdom, peasants, and royalty to attend.
We all knows what happens from there right? Well this one has a little spin on the ending, which I love more than anything.
This is such a fun read. I enjoyed every moment of this book. I cannot wait to read Ella's Will next! Stay tuned for my review on that one :).
Source: I bought this book for myself. I was not compensated in any way for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
Content: CLEAN and wonderful!
This is a sweet re-telling of Cinderella with a twist. I love the Cinderella story, but when an author can change it up a bit and add their own imagination to the story, it makes it new and exciting.
"Ella" is well written with great characters. I love how the story moves along without a boring moment. The pacing is wonderful. Ella has a great voice, I loved reading the book from her perspective. Will is the boy next door who has always been there to help and support her. Everyone needs a Will.
This story has all the basics of the "Disney" story, but adds depth and a much stronger version in Ella.
The book is clean with kissing and a bit of violence. Ella is beat on the hands with a stick in a few places. I would consider it a good fit for teens on up.
I do want to stress how much impact this book can have on youth, and even on adults. I was struck by how hardworking Ella was. She not only works hard, but she takes pride in doing a good job. That is just one positive character trait that can be emulated by the youth...and me:) She doesn't wallow in self-pity. I know that, not because the author says it in so many words, it is just how Ella is. And I know Ella. I feel everything she is feeling. I want to be like her. I want to deal with life the way she deals with life. It all seems so natural and right. This is the way Cinderella should have been originally, in my opinion.
I could go on and on, but I want you to read the book. I want you to read the book with your daughters and granddaughters, and then talk about it. Share how you felt when Ella was disappointed, or ask your daughter what she would have done in a situation Ella had to deal with. Was this fair? Do you have things in your life that you think are not fair? How could you deal with that a different way? There are so many possibilities for sharing, growth and interaction if parents would read this exceptional book with their children.
I think the book is wonderful! As a mother I can see the great teaching possibilities. You wouldn't have to say, "You know, you really would feel better if your room was clean." You can just ask, "Why do you think Ella chose to (whatever you want to use here), even when no one made her do it. That way Ella is teaching, you are just the facilitator. This book is so much more than just a great novel. I think it is a must read for youth and their parents.