Book Review, ella enchanted

Book Review: Ella Enchanted

Title: Ella Enchanted
Author: Gail Carson Levine
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: August 1998
Pages: 272
Series: none

How can a fairy’s blessing be such a curse?
At her birth, Ella of Frell was given a foolish fairy’s gift—the “gift” of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it’s hopping on one foot for a day or chopping off her own head! 
But strong-willed Ella does not tamely accept her fate. She goes on a quest, encountering ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, fairy godmothers, and handsome princes, determined to break the curse–and live happily ever after.

My Thoughts:
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine is the book that started my love of reading. I didn’t read much growing up. I worked harder NOT reading the books assigned in high school English than to just read the books. In college I studied Early Childhood Education and took a children’s literature class. Ella Enchated was the first book I was assigned to read in the class. I LOVED IT!! I’ve been in love with children’s books ever since.

Ella Enchanted is a re-telling of Cinderella. I like how Ella doesn’t fall in love with the prince right away. They meet when they’re young and have a wonderful friendship for a few years. It’s very different from the movie made in 2004. Fun movie, but VERY different from the book.

What book started your love of reading?

Happy Reading!


2 thoughts on “Book Review: Ella Enchanted”

  1. I'm not sure which book was the VERY first…possibly My Father's Dragon when I was REALLY young, but the first book I remember being totally in love with was True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. I have since obtained a copy but I'm thinking I had to black out a swear word last time I read it…so it may not go with Clean Teen Fiction…


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