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She wants cuddles and conversation. Paperbackpages. 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. The girls were separated shortly before the queen’s death, entrusted to the royal knights. Jennifer Daniels She isn’t queen yet, just engaged to Prince Charming. It was enjoyable and a good read for all ages. It puts the moral first. Readers can supply their own details of what he’s like from their own impressions of what is beautiful and good.

One way to look at this is as an attempt to show a realistic portrayal of “happily ever after.

As a kid, I read this over and over and over again, to the point that while I was listening to this audiobook to fall asleep, I was literally reciting the words out loud along with it. The Prince turns out to be extremely boring and one dimensional, unable to hold an actual conversation with Ella during their chaperoned meetings.


She doesn’t have a dream of her own.

Haddix just couldn’t accomplish charismatic writing. 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 Jaddix Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio.

February Learn how and when to remove this template message. I didn’t get why people liked this book so much. Hddix guardian learned the truth early on and placed Desmia baddix the throne while holding power for himself; he turned on his former comrades when Cecelia and the other girls attempted to claim the throne.

Being thin is in and being fat makes you ugly? He is so intellectually stunted that he freaks out and ties her up, then tells his keepers because nobody has ever told him no before.

This book had one of the most annoying main characters that I’ve ever read. Apr 28, Sylvia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Of course it’s going to be a challenge, especially growing up having to become a slave to her stepmother after her father died.

For me, I was haddic disappointed with the book, aside from the characters and the plot.


Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix – review

That’s supposed to keep her docile for the rest of her life? I can’t help comparing this book to Ella Enchanted. Ella is engaged to the prince. Their answer is to trap her in epla 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.

In the end she figures out a way to escape, even though she was forced into the castle’s dungeon for a period of time. You’ve heard the fairy tale: That uaddix very, very funny.


I can;t go into to much more or the story will be ruined if you haven’t read this book yet. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The characters are vibrant, from daring Ella, to evil Madame Bisset, to handsome Charming, to kindly Jed. Mar 05, Emily Michelle rated it did not like it. She’s ensconced in the castle and in training for her upcoming w This book purports to take place after the close of the fairy tale, but it doesn’t.