A story of heroism and courage this is not the ordinary Cinderella. Every girl with princess stories in her head will enjoy it greatly. An example is that he wants to start a refugee shelter, but since the prince won't fund him, he has almost given up. Ella is a headstrong and determined commoner who loves to read and to be outside. When she is chosen to marry the prince she finds herself trapped in a cobweb of etiquette, and people trying to force her to be something that she is not. Just Ella offers young adult listeners a very contemporary take on one of the most beloved fairy tales of all time. ISBN 0-689-82186-7 ISBN-13: 978-1-43911-541-1 (eBook) [1. Welcome to reality: royal genealogy lessons, needlepoint, acting like "a proper lady," and — worst of all — a prince who is not the least bit interesting, and certainly not charming. Just Ella / Margaret Peterson Haddix. The imagery in this book is very defined and I really liked it. Margaret Peterson Haddix Booklist Margaret Peterson Haddix Message Board. p. cm. It has short but descriptive sentences, an enticing plot, and amazing vocabulary. Cinderella realizes her own evil stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort. All rights reserved. This story took place in a kingdom during medieval times. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws. The review of this Book prepared by Kristie Crofoot Just Ella Book Summary and Study Guide. Now Ella must choose between a life of luxuries and riches or happiness.

A 15-year-old girl is forced to work for her evil stepmother after her father died.

It catches that fairy tale vibe, but makes it very 21st century and realistic.Margaret Peterson Haddix structures her writing as a fairy tale in this modern Cinderella story. Jed, her tutor and best friend, is also very important in this story. Here’s a summary so we know … Soon she finds herself friendless and hopless.
Like every commoner she dreams of going to the ball, meeting Prince Charming, and having a luxurious life in a palace. Just Ella Book Summary and Study Guide. Even though it's one of many modern Cinderella books, this is one of the best I have read. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. But how can she break off the engagement without breaking his heart?

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Most of the action took place inside the castle, where Ella learns that being a princess isn't what it seems
Mandy makes them a healing soup, but Ella's mom doesn't drink enough of it and just gets sicker. When Ella is just about fifteen years old, she and her mom both get sick. Just Ella By: Margaret Peterson Haddix Genre and Setting The genre of this story would be fantasy, and adventure. She has two descions; either rot in prision or get married. For awhile Ella thinks this is her perfect destiny untill her tutor, Jed opens her eyes to what the castle really is. How boring and pointless all the etiqutte and lessons are. The review of this Book prepared by Meghan Wotring Summary: In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming’s proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape. As the story begins, an alliance of evil fairy tale-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land and take control of. Can Ella choose what is right and live happily ever after? But when Ella A.K.A. Margaret Peterson Haddix Booklist Margaret Peterson Haddix Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Just Ella; It's the usually Cinderella story. Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan magically brings life and depth to Ella, who is determined to act on her heart's desires - even when they take her in unexpected directions. American Bookseller Pick of the Lists, 1999; A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, 2000; A YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2000 When she has to learn rules and needlepoint at the castle she feels bored and out of place. Soon she realizes, she doesn't love Prince Charming. Pitiless and cold, the royals try to mold her into their vision of a princess. Just Ella (Book) : Haddix, Margaret Peterson : In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape. But after she is chosen to marry the prince—no magic involved—life with the royal family is not the happily ever after that Ella imagined. She is very smart, and loves to learn when she is interested in something. Just Ella is a book that captures the story of Cinderella but gives it a modern tweak. Her father dies and she's stuck as her stepmother's and stepsister's as a servant. I’m back with another book review, and this time it’s “Just Ella” by Margaret Peterson Haddix! Ella dreams of going to the royal ball and marrying Prince Charming, just like every commoner in the kingdom of Fridesia.

Margaret Peterson Haddix, Just Ella Just Ella is a book that captures the story of Cinderella but gives it a modern tweak. Warning: If you have not read “Just Ella” by Margaret Peterson Haddix, do not read this review unless you don’t mind spoilers! With all the time on her hand she hatches a daring plan to escape her fortress. Ella visits the king's old castle with its candelabra-shaped trees and prays for her mom to get better quickly. Welcome to our site, dear reader! The characters are well written. He dreams but never really takes action about anything.