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ISBN: 0061960551 / ISBN-13: 9780061960550

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister


We have all heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave amongst the ashes. But what of her stepsisters, the homely pair ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.334


by TeriK on Jan 12, 2010

My daughter had been suggesting I read this book for years. I think I avoided it because somewhere deep down I've always sympathized with the ugly stepsisters. I couldn't help but wonder what their lives would have been like with a different mother. The cover of this book gave me the impression that ... More


The curse of beauty

by Ellyb on Jul 23, 2008

I was surprised by how much I began to like this book the further I read into it. At the outset I was a little wary of the dry tone, thinking that Maguire was deliberately making his tale mundane, but soon the story began to center around the family relationships and the writing style warmed up. In ... More


More than meets the eye...

by bookgeek on Apr 3, 2007

This book is so much more than a simple re-imagining of the Cinderella story from the perspective of one of her Ugly Stepsisters. It has a unique charm all it's own. The characters are all vibrant and alive. Nothing seems stereotypical or boring. It is a lush fairy tale grounded in the reality of the ... More

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