: 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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Being a princess isn’t all that You’ve heard the fairy tale: As soon-to-be princess Ella deals with her new-found status, she comes to rea Being a princess isn’t all that As soon-to-be princess Ella deals with her new-found status, she comes to realize she is not “your majesty” material.
But breaking off a royal engagement is no easy feat, especially when you’re crushing on another boy in the palace For Ella to escape, it will take intelligence, determination, and spunk—and no ladylike behavior allowed. Paperbackpages.
Published March 27th by Simon Pulse first published August 28th The Palace Chronicles 1.
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Why doesn’t Ella like being a queen? Jennifer Daniels She isn’t queen yet, just engaged to Prince Charming. But the palace is oppressive in a different way, and she actually ends up jusy some freedoms …more She isn’t queen yet, just engaged to Prince Charming. 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. She ela realizes that the prince is really not so great.
He’s just a nice facade with no ability to make even the most trivial decisions. See all 8 questions about Just Ella…. Lists with This Book. Jun 29, Lola rated it liked it Shelves: A feminist retelling of Cinderella, that could have used a more likable Cinderella and a more plausible plot, but that proved itself to be an entertaining read. Happy to see a fairy tale character that does NOT want a prince. View all 6 comments. We flla know the classical tale of Cinderella or in this book Cinders-Ellaso I’m not going to restate it for you.
This book takes place as an after-telling of what happens. There was no “fairy godmother or magic. It was a fifteen-year-old girl in charge of her own future. She went to the ball not to meet her future husband but to get a break from the hard life she had.
However rumors spread that she used magic because it is easier to believe than the prince falling in love with a commoner. People would rather believe in fairy godmothers The royal family tries to mold her into their vision of a princess. Ella’s life becomes a meaningless schedule of “princess education,” which she fears she will never grasp. She slowly realizes that when she agreed to marry the prince, she really didn’t know him. Through their two-one hour sessions per week, she discovers that the prince doesn’t have a single personal thought and he doesn’t love her.
He was encouraged to marry her because she was the most beautiful girl in the land and he needed to be married before My favorite part of this story was hearing about how Ella got to the ball without a juts godmother. How haxdix was able to wear a beautiful gown, arrive in a coach, and wear glass slippers. This was a super interesting after-telling and I am glad I read it. I was able to finish the book within 24 hours, it el,a such a fast read: View all 4 comments.
Jan 17, Merphy Napier rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’ll never get tired of rereading this book.
Apr 03, Taylor Knight rated it it was ok. Sadly, it became pretty clear after the first few pages that this book wasn’t what I was hoping it would be. This book had one of the most annoying main characters that I’ve ever read. She was whiny and dumb. As the reader I picked up hhaddix things way quicker than Ella did and I had to wait pages for her to catch up.
The other characters were so poorly writ When I read the synopsis, I thought this book sounded kind of like The Princess Diaries, which Jusg love, so I was pretty excited to read Just Ella.
The other characters were so poorly written. Most of the side characters were intentionally horrible to Ella and they’re mean in the most ridiculous ways. Right away, Ella gets in major trouble just for starting her own fire early in the morning because she was cold.
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix – review
It’s so over the top and laughable. The girl power was weak and not empowering at all. And I was mildly bored though out the whole book. I think with some work, this book could be turned into something awesome. But overall, Just Ella wasn’t for me. View all 3 comments. Dec 08, Sheri rated it did not like it.
Reads like a twelve year old wrote it. Inconsistent, whiny, and altogether unlikeable main character.
View all 12 comments. Don’t let the cover mislead you. This book is not set in modern times. What I liked so much about the book was that Ella had a lot more “umph” to her than the other Cinderellas I’ve encountered in other books.
Feb 01, Jess lela it really liked it.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. First off, I was amazed on how fast I got through this book, mostly because of the easy flow of the dialogue and story.
I read this in one sitting, and not the kind of sitting on a lazy afternoon. I went to bed to read, open this up and did not go to sleep until I was done. The Cinderella character Ella is both strong and witty, with a desire and innocent to change her world as well as comprehend ideas she does not understand.
Reading between the lines, I think this book is a good commentary an First off, I was amazed on how fast I got through this book, mostly because of the easy flow of the dialogue and story.
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Reading between the lines, I think this book is a good commentary and almost satire on the rituals of court life and courtly love. Also the story doesn’t have its classical happy endings. I was rather disappointed that Ella did not get the complete desired revenge on her stepfamily. Her stepsister marries the hadeix after Ella escapes However, Ella is fines her real reward in helping others, persevering, and finding true love, instead of the inflated fantasy of a fairy tale princess.
Jul hasdix, Val rated it it was ok. This book started out in the middle of the traditional Cinderella story. Ella is engaged to the prince. However, she soon finds out that her “fairytale ending” may not be what she really wants. At first I tried to like this book. But it was so obvious with the character cliche.
I quote a review on amazon: Charming, being a handsome member of the upper-class, is an airhead.
Jed, bein This book started out in the middle of the traditional Cinderella story. Jed, being of the lower classes and having to work, is of course a wonderful person And a social activist?
Will someone gag me with a glass slipper? She builds up all these characters and then the ending just well. I kinda hoped that there would be a second at first but I fear that I would be very unhappy with it as well. I gave it e,la stars. It has some redeeming qualities and some good humor but overall is not a book that I would ever read again or recommend.