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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The Tutor Ann Overstall Comfort A somewhat creative variation, but one in which many of the characters are incredibly hard to like, and the story just falls flat in the end. Stepskster very much disliked the preoccupation of the girl with changlings and imps.

In Confessions of an Ugly StepsisterClara is the one who always has to stand next confessionw van den Meer to sell her beauty, and to be exploited by him. The writing is fairly descriptive and florid and made it hard to get going with. She dances with the prince and falls in love and then disappears.

The Cinderella story is approached in a completely new light. May 29, Samantha rated it it was amazing. Adeline I liked this book much more than wicked. To view it, click here.

To that end, Channing is a marvel as Margarethe, carefully straddling the line between resilient and reviled. It was shot in Luxembourg and was first aired on March 10, Cinderella isn’t presented as a completely spoiled girl, but rather one that is just to scared to make up her mind about where she wants to be.

Nothing much to be said about Margarethe because she’s appropriately hateful and you’ll even love the Master and oh my stars! In general, The Little Glass Slipper provides only a simple setting.

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A look at the classic “Cinderella” story from the perspective of one of her ‘ugly’ stepsisters. For me, it was a satisfying read. Return to Book Gregor.

This book was amazing because it really pointed out that Beauty see how important an issue it is – I’ve capitalized it and everything is not necessarily the deal breaker. To dismiss the movie as a politically correct gloss-over is a mistake. Winston Duke has had quite a year. But with so many people telling me how great this guy is, I decided to give it another shot.


It felt almost true to the original story, but stepsisster a change in perspective. COAUS totally blew me away.

Yes No Report this. Set in 17th-century Holland, Confessions is the story of Margarethe Fisher, her two daughters Iris “plain as a board” and Ruth “ungainly xonfessions unattractive, a gibbering and stammering” messand of Clara our lovely Cinderella and the man who paints her The Master.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

It was easier with this novel than with Wicked since Wicked took place in a completely alternate world. There are exceptions of course, but even Silence of the Lambs has a weirdly aspirational element grwgory our fascination with Hannibal Lecter. For his debut novel, Kennedy creates a road story that portrays the harsh West Texas terrain beautifully and fills it with sympathetic characters.

I read Wicked an I always thought Cinderella might secretly be a bitch.

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I’m sorry, I just cannot get into this story. I am aware that not everyone can write in second-person because it’s so difficult but you can’t fault Maguire with this.

So let my hands and my face make their way in steosister world, let my hungry eyes see, my tongue taste. Maguire really likes to tackle these girl heroes and show a dark side. But for whatever reason I just simply cannot get into this story.

Since she had a beautiful appearance, her parents use her by painting her portrait to make money. Be prepared for the bregory at the end!

So it’s no surprise that this novel is primarily occupied with female solidarityself- preservation and conformity. He received his Ph. Subscribe to All One click gets you all the newsletters listed below.

The painter is soon commissioned to do a painting of a beautiful young girl, Clara, jaguire claims to be a changling and will eventually become a stepsister to Iris and Ruth.

Feb 06, Joy H. Perhaps their lives were actuall This book gives a whole new view on the Cinderella, one that is completely believable. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


If you enjoy literary writing, you will likely appreciate it, even if the metaphors are occasionally too heavy handed. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This book gives a whole new view on the Cinderella, one that is completely believable.

Perhaps the book’s most succinct judgment of art stands as an apt reflection on the book itself: I applauded the idea of this initially, but the unrealistic, and frankly diabolical ending flew back in the face of the idea.

There is all of build up in this novel and the ending feels rushed, like he got bored half way through and just decided t I don’t know what it is about Gregory Maguire, but I keep reading his books thinking I’ll like them and I end up being disappointed at best, but more often than not annoyed and put off. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is way better than Wickednot least because the characters have consistent personalities and the plot is coherent.

I never particularly liked the story of Cinderella as a child and as an adult some of the more troubling aspects of the tale became apparent. Both of the stories clearly imply beauty in some way; however, they both present beauty in various ways. Deconstructing a fairy tale and retelling it from the point of view of a traditionally unsympathetic character looses its novelty quickly.

Cinderella is one of my least favourite fairytales, and i was willing to hear the story coming from another angle, but this book just made me appreciate the original tale more. I’ve never been particularly pretty, am the furthest thing from beautiful – but that’s measuring myself by a different scale.

I’m also reading the book which is equally engrossing.