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Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
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Jan 31, 08

bookshelves: favorites, classics, have-read-aloud, movie, epic-fantasy, thrice-or-more, 1st-person-narrative, to-read-again, retellings, listened-to
Recommended for: grils who dream of achieving more
Read in October, 2005

This is the best "Cinderella story" book I've ever read. GCL knows how to make a likable character come to life. She fills her book with emotional scenes and hilarious lines. The best part is: Ella's worst enemy is herself.
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Gail Carson Levine
“Hush Hattie!" I said, intoxicated with my success. "I don't want to go to my room. Everyone must know I shan't marry the prince." I ran to the door to our street, opened it, and called out into the night, "I shan't marry the prince." I turned back into the hall and ran to Char and threw my arms about his neck. "I shan't marry you." I kissed his cheek. He was safe from me.”
Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted

Gail Carson Levine
“Do you like to slide?" His voice was eager.
Stair rails! Did he suspect me? I forced a sigh. "No, Majesty. I'm terrified of heights."
"Oh." His polite tone had returned.
"I wish I could enjoy it. This fear of heights is an affliction."
He nodded, a show of sympathy but not much interest. I was losing him.
"Especially," I added, "as I've grown taller.”
Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted


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