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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Caspar – my third favourite character after Iris and Ruth. Customers who bought this item also bought. Margarethe eventually marries a wealthy man who has a beautiful daughter, Clara, a self-proclaimed changeling who is extremely difficult and refuses to leave her home. Although not as light-hearted as Wicked could be at times, Confessions is nearly as entertaining and quite as good.

Then, I sat there and stared at it for a while.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. But once the story found it’s pace, I found it to be a good read. She gains a wider vision of the world when a wealthy merchant named van den Meer becomes the artist’s patron, and employs the Fishers to greggory with his demanding wife and beautiful but difficult daughter, Clara. Sep 26, Griffin Betz rated it it was ok Shelves: Cinderella complex Cinderella effect The Cinderella Movement. Unlike Maguire’s other, wildly successful novel Wicked: Print edition greglry must be sold by Amazon.


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The stepmother is pure evil. When a wealthy tulip speculator commissions the painter to capture his blindingly lovely daughter, Clara, on canvas, Margarethe jumps at the chance to better their lot. Can old complaints be forgot?

Or at least some tiny bit of magic. Jan 17, Beverly rated it really liked it.

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She dances with the prince and falls in love and then disappears. How we try to pin the world between opposite extremes! Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Cinderella also known as Clara in Confession of an Ugly Stepsister is the one who is always getting attention in both versions of the Cinderella story. March gregorj, 7 p. Pa A Cinderella retelling in wn perspective of an ugly stepsister, from the author of Wicked.

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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister — book review

Perhaps their lives were actuall This book gives a whole new view on the Cinderella, one that is completely believable. Volume Three in The Wicked Years.


Imps and fairy godmotbers trying to undo each other’s work. Oh, i have just remembered a positive about this book. For those of you who’ve read both Wicked and this, which do you prefer?

As with the Oz series, the female characters are more strongly written and carry confessons story.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

To that end, Channing is a marvel as Margarethe, carefully straddling the line between resilient and reviled. Clara, the Cinderella character, seemed a very flat character to me, although she could have been interesting if the author had developed her more.

Gerard Simon clearly relishes his job behind the camera, capturing interiors and exteriors with Rembrandt-like precision. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Did the book ever give details about hoe Henrietta was “murdered” other than vaguely mentioning poisoning?

It’s almost as though Maguire tried to make the story so realistic, it became montage of boring everyday life through the eyes of a little girl.

Mar 05, Emilie rated it it was ok.