Sleeping Ugly by Jane Yolen is a twisted version of the classic Sleeping Beauty. The author portrays the beautiful princess as an ugly person inside while providing a juxtaposed character of average looks and beautiful personality. The reader expects the beautiful princess to fall in love; however, it is Plain Jane that becomes loved by the prince. As in all classic fairy tales, a magical fairy is to blame for this unexpected outcome. The ending provides a very comical twist that surprises the reader and puts an end to the nasty, beautiful princess. A very enjoyable story that demonstrates being beautiful on the outside isn't always everything!