: 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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In this world, there is war, refugees, and the only happily ever after is in the outlandish rumors going around the castle about Ella’s background. It is only then that everything starts to go terribly wrong… This book had me from the start. I have always been a Margaret Peterson Haddix fan.


Another thing I loved hxddix this book was juwt it madkes people feel better about life. And if I’d learned nothing else from my life thus far, it was that hacdix don’t always end up where you think you’re going. In havdix version, Ella sans “Cinder” finds her own way to the ball there was no fairy godmother, despite the rumors and wins the heart of the prince. You can’t have happy if you don’t have sadness. As the reader I picked up on things way quicker than Ella did and I had to wait pages for her to catch up.

Jed, being of the lower classes and having to work, is of course a wonderful person And a social activist? She wants him to get to know her and vise versa but he is only interested in how beautiful she is. So maybe the palace would be OK if Ella ever had a momen Ella is stuck. I love retellings of fairytales — especially when the author completely renovates the story, and the characters.

Why doesn’t Ella like being a queen? She did needlepoint to the point she thought she was haddiix to go mad. Royal reality is no fairy tale, just ask Ella Brown, aka Cinders-Ella.


It took my less then a day to read it was so enjoyable. He’s just a nice facade with no ability to make even the most trivial baddix. Open Preview See a Problem? The plot revolves around Ella, a beautiful girl struggling to find jus true meaning of happiness. It is also well-written, with an easy-flowing style and quick wit. She went to the ball not to meet her future husband but to get a break from the hard life she had. I give this book a 3. Ella is a very strong feminist, and in this book it shows why that concept jjst important.

The story open 5th read update: In truth, after the king died, the queen had adopted thirteen orphaned girls after her own daughter was a stillborn.

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I think with some work, this book could be turned into something awesome. I love the whole concept of writing what came after. He was encouraged to marry her because she was the most beautiful iust in the land and he needed to be married before We had problems with Ella.

Published March 27th by Simon Pulse first published August 28th Instead of writing out what would, predictably, happen, she stopped before Ella answers the proposal from you-know-who.

Like it, but wasn’t blown away. She ran, all the way to the edge of the kingdom where the refugees of the war were staying, and she made herself must a woman of knowledge and skill.

I quote a review on amazon: About Margaret Peterson Haddix. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references. Well, to start, this is the very first M. Later in the book, she does much the same thing, but with an even greater spirit of independence.

Speaking out against the marriage, and showing that she was not the dainty little girl the palace wanted her to be was what got her into trouble, but that didn’t stop her from removing herself from a dangerous situation, one that made her feel threatened and uncomfortable. He also mentions that he does not want his father’s position and may escape like she did, but wants to wait and see if he can use whatever power he has to end the Sualan war before he does. Now it wasn’t the fairy tale we all thought, far from it, but I loved the story this author told.


Haddix’s writing was the most boring I’ve read. She is assigned to Ella and all the ladies in waiting. Ostensibly and really, unless you think about it, Just Ella is a re-telling of the Cinderella.

Prince Charming, of course, and Jed, her lowly tutor. The Palace Chronicles 3 books. And this version works very much like a Disney version of a fairy tale. This is the twisted world of Ms. Okay, I have to be honest. 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.

It’s so improbable, so thoroughly nonsensical, that I could barely stomach it. They made the plot more lively and less boring. I would highly recommend this book to everyone who loved Cinderella growing up. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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