Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister [Gregory Maguire] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Editorial Reviews. Review. Gregory Maguire’s chilling, wonderful retelling of Cinderella is a study in contrasts. Love and hate, beauty and ugliness, . The inspired concept of Maguire’s praised debut, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, was not a fluke. Here he presents an equally.

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It offers a real setting not just a land far, far away or a long time ago and speaks of real people. It would be nice if she listens to the Master, stop judging herself solely on her plain look. The traditional stor I love fairy tale retellings Although it does follow the basic Cinderella outline, it is so much more than a fairytale. I read this for one of my F2F book clubs and after having read “Mirror, Mirror” a number of years ago, I was not looking forward to it.

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What would happen if poverty turned a desperate mother into an evil manipulator and simultaneously enabled her daughter into thinking for herself in old concessions Europe? She finds solace and identity as she begins to study painting. Please fill out this field with valid email address.

Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. After all, how can he screw up a story about Cinderella? Print edition must maguier purchased new and sold by Amazon.


In the lives of children, pumpkins can turn into coaches, yregory and rats into human beings. Iris secretly helps Clara get to the ball and the prince immediately falls in love with her.

Volume Three in The Wicked Years. Once again, stepsiter is a slipper that determines whom the Prince shall marry, but not until everyone has broken free of their socially predetermined positions. I am an idiot. Since she had a beautiful appearance, her parents use her by painting her portrait to make money.

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It was hard to confessione my head out of the world of this book. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I appreciated the more philosophical musing of art and beauty that are present throughout the book.

Also like ‘Wicked’, ‘Confessions’ is not really all that much to write home about. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This is ugy very interesting novel.

Most of the book was long and full of unnecessary details. Learn more about Amazon Prime. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon. She is desperate, trying to do whatever she can to survive. I found wicked a little confusing at times, and while this book has some vague times it has a very solid plot.

And Cinderella herself was pretty much non-existent. Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. You wanted her to find happiness. Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children’s stories such as L.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products grevory a warranty. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is way better than Wickednot least because the characters have consistent personalities and the plot is coherent.


Iris Fisher is an intelligent young woman struggling with poverty and plain looks.

Mostly it was disappointing to not get the completion of Caspar and Iris’s relationship after the entire book leads up to it. But with so many people telling me how great this guy is, I decided to give it another shot. And Cinderella herself was pretty much non-e Anti-climactic is the only way I can describe this book.

Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. This one was rife for Maguirizing—a story about girls where beauty is good and pure and being anything except a conventional beauty is evil and disgusting. This book is filled with complex metaphor and simile, which occasionally borders on self-indulgence and certainly more than necessary to tell the story, but not necessarily too much for readers who appreciate Maguire’s style of writing. Oct 01, Shaun rated it really liked it Shelves: She gets her due in the end.

Winston Duke has had quite a year. Instead of full of magical or a fairy tale ending, the author told the story in a different way.

Iris’s path quickly becomes intertwined with that of Clara, the mysterious and unnaturally beautiful girl destined to become her sister.