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The Ugly Dumpling by Stephanie  Campisi
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bookshelves: retold-tale, fractured-fairy-tales
Read 2 times. Last read February 1, 2016.

Have you ever felt less than yourself or like you don't fit in? In this fractured tale, being an outsider captures the ugly feeling once told in the Ugly Duckling. But there's a major difference here. The Ugly Dumpling himself does the casting out, as well as the exploring and self discovery. In a world where so many are trapped inside doubt and even mental illness, this self exploration is worthy of applause. And it makes it a little easier to do it with a friend. Who'd have thought that a cockroach and an anthropomorphic food could bring subtle undertones of mixed race relationships? Even though the story is light-hearted and humorous, too, deep meaning awaits underneath.
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Reading Progress

September 1, 2015 – Shelved ( Edition)
September 1, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read ( Edition)
Started Reading
Started Reading ( Edition)
February 1, 2016 – Finished Reading
February 1, 2016 – Finished Reading ( Edition)
April 7, 2016 – Shelved
April 7, 2016 – Shelved as: retold-tale
April 7, 2016 – Shelved as: fractured-fairy-tales
April 7, 2016 – Shelved as: retold-tale ( Edition)
April 7, 2016 – Shelved as: fractured-fairy-tales ( Edition)

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