: Just Ella (The Palace Chronicles) (): Margaret Peterson Haddix, René Milot: Books. Just Ella. The Palace Chronicles, Book #1. American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, ; A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, ; A YALSA Quick Pick for. Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix – The Cinderella legend gets a realistic twist in this enchantingly believable adventure from New York Times bestselling.

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The prince went straight to Lucille’s house and took Corimunde to marry him, and now they and her sister and mother are living happily at the palace. Every day activites include learning proper etiquette and embroidery with Madame Bisset, and special occasions are made of knightly sports such as jousting. Ella was just an ordinary girl ,but her life changed when she went to the ball of course without her step mother or step sisters knowing danced with the prince all night raced out ay midnight left her shoe and whenthe prince found and asked her to marry him.

I finished the novel in les Actually, I’d give it a four and three quarters, if it’s possible. She also wrote Into the Gauntlet hwddix, the tenth book in the 39 Clues series. I guess it was just too ‘middle-aged’ for me. As the reader I picked up on things way quicker than Ella did and I had to wait pages for her to catch up.

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He eventually finds her by having every single single girl in his kingdom try on the glass slipper his mystery girl lost the night of the ball, and then they live “happily ever after. It is like the cinderella story but, after the part where the prince asks her to marry him and shes says yes it has a little twist. It was hard work, maybe even harder than what she had to hadsix through growing up, but she loved it. You’ve heard the fairy tale: And someone else pointed out that Ella’s unwillingness to accept her beauty encourages girls who should really take compliments with a confident smile to think that all compliments are lies and not elpa meant.

This was a super interesting after-telling and I am glad I read it. Jed, bein This book started out in the middle of the traditional Cinderella story. Oct 12, Debbie rated it liked it Recommends it for: When she does not back down from her request, however, she is thrown in the dungeon in an attempt to break her spirit. It is also well-written, with an easy-flowing style and quick wit. The book ends with Ella wondering about her future, the true meaning of beauty and happy endings, and realizing her feelings for Jed.


Worst of all, Ella is beginning to suspect that Charming’s beautiful blue eyes and golden hair are attached to a head with nothing naddix it. The story is a retelling of Cinderella with a feminist twist and ells different version of the happily-ever-after ending.

However, I would have liked a more fleshing out haddiz the plot and characters, something that eola YA seems to suffer from. When she cancels the wedding with the prince he isn’t so happy about that and neither is anyone else. Return to Book Page.

I liked the second half of this book best, once Ella figured out what was really what, and became herself. Already, after two weeks, she’s bored, restless, and growing skeptical about her future. Kimberly Wick yes this is a very good book for anyone who likes girls rights and a good fairy tale gone wrong it is very good book to read and I recommend it for at …more yes this is a very good book for anyone who likes girls rights and a good fairy tale gone wrong it is very good book to read and I recommend it for at least 7th grade and up because there are some “unpleasant” words especially for young readers less.

Other books in the series. Their answer is to trap her in a dungeon with a serial rapist for a prison keeper, hoping to wear her down so she’ll see a loveless captive life with Charming as a better alternative. The story takes place months before the wedding, and Ella is forced to learn how to become more of a lady.

As in stuck in the latest fashions.

One of the students pointed out that she doesn’t really give the culture, the world a chance and instead rebels against every single thing. One way to look at this is as an attempt to show a realistic portrayal of “happily ever after. For Ella to escape, it will take intelligence, determination, and spunk—and no ladylike behavior epla. Instead of creating an interesting take on how happily ever after may not be as easy as it seems, it becomes a terrible trap because everyone aside from Ella and her two friends is either so amazingly vapid Charming, the ladies in waitingso terribly concerned with tradition Lord Restonor just needlessly cruel the stepmother and Madame.


I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good fairytale, especially one that ujst never been told before quite like this before. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danvil Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio.

She had ideas and dreams and it was more then needlepoint and etiquette classes but she was to be seen and not heard. They receive news that the king and queen are holding a royal ball.

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In fact, it’s Like it, but wasn’t blown away. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Will someone gag me with a glass slipper? I like this story.

There is enough done fairly well not to merit a one star review, the narration is didactic but not incomprehensible. But the palace is oppressive in a different way, and she actually ends up losing some freedoms she had, like doing anything she is good at.

Ella was forced into servitude to her stepmother, Lucille, and stepsisters, Corimunde and Griselda, after the death of her father.

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I went to bed to read, open this up and did not go to sleep until I was done. Surrounded by royal advisers trying to teach her all the rules she will be strangled by for rest of her life, once she marries Prince Charming. She builds up all these characters and then the ending just well.

Mary-a sweet maid that Ella makes juet with and she really pulls through for Ella. Being a princess isn’t all that I didn’t get why people liked this ellla so much. We see Ella getting everything about being a princess wrong, and that’s not because she isn’t trying. To get to the point, I was bored out of my mind.

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix – review

That’s supposed to keep her docile for the rest of her life? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was a fifteen-year-old girl in charge of her own future.

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