Saturday, April 5, 2008

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

Pretty good! For any of you who got in on the Wicked craze, this book is by the same author. I tried to read Wicked, and I couldn't take it. I hated that book. I gave it the standard 100 pages, even a little more, and just couldn't read it. So, I was wary to try this book out.

This book was so much better! To me it was like someone else wrote it. It is about Cinderella--a retelling of this fairy tale. You don't really notice it's that story for a while though. The writing was fair (compared to Wicked, excellent) and the story was unique. There were a few things that weren't explained well enough for my taste, but it didn't take away from the book too much. Decent read!

1 comment:

Daniel said...

My wife couldn't make it past 100 pages of Wicked either. I guess I am too much of an optimist, because not only did I plod through Wicked, I read Son of a Witch. It was maybe 1/2 a star better than Wicked, only because the twist at the end is the twist I was hoping for the whole story. I am not a Gregory Maguire fan, but might check out this book if it is better written.