Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

As we all know there is always two sides to every story. When it comes to the story of Cinderella, where did the stepmother and her daughters come from? Were they really that evil? and What happens after Cinderella’s happily ever after? The story is a new twist on an old tale. The story of Cinderella is wholesome no more. (She is actually a bit of a whore.) The book is a prequel to the Cinderella story, from the point of view of the stepsister. It is less magical, but more realistic. There are enjoyable characters and it was a decent enough story, but it was not amazing. I found myself entertained, but not blown away. I would not recommend this book for that fact. There is a TV movie for this film and I am interested in seeing it to match the book and the film in my mind.

 

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