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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
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Jan 20, 2010

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bookshelves: family-drama, european-history, fiction, magical-realism, fairy-tale
Read in January, 2010

Like his other books, "Confessions" was intriguing and imaginative, but much too long. I felt as though the story could have been told in a more efficient manner, without what I thought consisted of needless backstory and details that seemed to have nothing to do with the ultimate plot line. The story only started to gain momentum with less than 100 pages to go! With that said, I thought setting the story in Renaissance Holland worked well and added a new dimension to the classic Cinderella fairy tale we're all familiar with. I also enjoyed hearing it from the underdog, aka the "ugly" stepsister.

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