Sarah asked Gail Carson Levine:

I know that 'Ella Enchanted' was loosely based off of Cinderella and 'Fairest' off of Snow White, but was 'Ever' ever based off of a fairy tale? Also as a side note: I love your books!!! Always the fangirl cliche… :D

Gail Carson Levine Thanks! EVER comes from the biblical tale of Jephtha and his daughter in the Old Testament. If you look it up, you can see the many changes I made.

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