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Ella Enchanted

Levine, Gail Carson

(Book - 1997)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Ella Enchanted
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In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0060275103
9780060275105
0060275111
9780060275112
Branch Call Number: j LEVINE
Characteristics: 232 p. ;,22 cm

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In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against a childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.


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LOVE this book!! So well written that whenever Ella felt hungry, hurt, sad, or having a difficult time, I seemed to feel it along with her. I also figure that since this book is based on CinderELLA, that is why she is called Ella. Amazing!

This book is such a fun read! It is quite easy to slip into the story for yourself and experience what Ella is going through. *Disclaimer* You might get so into it that your Mom has to snap her fingers to get your attention before trying to talk to you! :-}

Oct 10, 2014
  • shospecialeh rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Whimsical, great read for younger girls looking for a less than damsel in distress heroine.

Sep 06, 2014
  • Demigod4Ever rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Read this a few years after seeing the movie. Loved it!

Aug 05, 2014
  • Bakergirl_13 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

LOVE this book!! So well written that whenever Ella felt hungry, hurt, sad, or was having a difficult time, I seemed to feel it along with her. Amazing!

Aug 04, 2014
  • white_dolphin_111 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Much better than I expected!! Awesome book!

Jul 13, 2014
  • Rosa_10125 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So Magical !!!

Apr 13, 2014
  • sofa2001 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I LOVE this book!

I am happy to read this
book any minute!!! ;)

Oct 24, 2013
  • DavidGriffiths rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The movie is superficially based on the book.

And while the move isn't bad, the book is much much better.

I'm reading it to my kids younger kids; it's a great read for tweens and up.

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Dec 21, 2014
  • Expectations rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Expectations thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 16

Aug 05, 2014
  • Bakergirl_13 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Bakergirl_13 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99

Jul 20, 2014
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Jul 16, 2013
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Aug 05, 2014
  • Bakergirl_13 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

From behind me, Hattie shrilled, "Go to your room this instant. I command you."
I ignored her, but Char pulled away.
"Why won't you marry me? Why not, if you love me?"
"I'm cursed. You wouldn't be safe if I were your wife." What was I saying? I hadn't told anyone about the curse since I was eight. Mother had forbidden it. Had someone told me to?
No one had. Then why....
My thoughts wouldn't settle.

"The meaning, mama is that Ella does whatever she is told.I don't know why, but she does."
" Really?"
Hattie nodded.
" You mean she would have listened to me too?" Olive said.
" Clap your hands three times Ella." Mum Olga commanded. I clutched my skirt and stiffened my hands at my side.
" It will take a moment." Hattie said. "She tries not to. See how red her face is?"
I clapped.

Dec 31, 2008
  • s0cc3r13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dear Ella,
Impatience is not usually my weakness. But your letters torment me. They are playful, interesting, thoughtful, and (occasionally) serious. I'm overjoyed to receive them, yet they bring misery. What I really long to know you do not tell: what you feel, although I've given you hints by the score of my regard. You like me. You wouldn't waste time or paper on a being you didn't like. But I think I've loved you since we met at your mother's funeral. I want to be with you forever and beyond, but you write that you are too young to marry or too old or too short or too hungry. You would charm Father, and Mother too. They would be yours completely. What a beautiful bride you'll be, whomever you marry at whatever age. Today I cannot write of Ayortha or my doings or anything. I can only post this and wait. Love (it is such a relief to pen the word!), love, love-- Char

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The book Ella Enchanted is about a girl called Ella who is cursed with obedience. If you told her to drown herself she would have to do it. This book shows us how Ella manages to stop the dreadful curse that is cast upon Ella.

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