Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister [Gregory Maguire] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Editorial Reviews. Review. Gregory Maguire’s chilling, wonderful retelling of Cinderella is a study in contrasts. Love and hate, beauty and ugliness, . The inspired concept of Maguire’s praised debut, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, was not a fluke. Here he presents an equally.

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Jul 04, Wealhtheow rated it liked it Shelves: Perhaps, the ball itself demonstrates the importance of outward appearances in the culture, because the purpose of the ball is to find a bride for the prince judging only by appearance. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Contrastingly, in The Little Glass Slipper, the protagonist has been called Cinderella by her stepmother and stepsisters, with derision.

There were many aspects of this book that I thought were almost good, but just not quite developed enough. Overall, it was an okay read, but I’m stepssiter sure I want to read Wicked now after reading this one. I keep stepsiwter fingers crossed that this will be released on DVD soon, because there is no other Cinderella story superior.

The rage she feels comes from the fact that no one around is willing to help her, despite how much she is begging and crying for help to feed herself and her daughters.

It’s too bad they left so much out of the movie that stepsisger in the book – Clara believing she’s a changeling and Iris’s belief of a demon in the house – but it’s certainly understandable that they couldn’t put everything in. Can old complaints be forgot? Even during the hard times, the plain Iris must deal with the dumb Ruth and the neurotic Clara, yet she does with patience and care.


Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

I wouldn’t exactly call it satisfying. Is this the main thing that painters of portraits care about? Took me a while, especially copying all those quotations! To view it, click here. Azura Skye is far too beautiful for the role who is trying to make her way in the world with a demanding mother, a simple sister, and a spoiled stepsister.

I enjoyed the painting element and was glad that Iris got to do what she loved.

These examples demonstrate that beauty is signified with natural features. Iris, in this story kept degrading herself because of her plainness, in complete oblivion of her talent, her cleverness.

Perhaps their lives were actually better because they were not so beautiful. She’s presented as not an evil witch, but a ferociously strong-willed woman who is out to survive at any cost. What i didn’t realise was that the fairy g Throughout the course of this book it looked set to gain two stars from me, but the ending ensured the confiscation of one of these.

Clara, tired of being merely an object maguirw beauty, breaks free of her fears and becomes a functioning member of society. Something that could’ve been exciting is just blah.

He dissects our preoccupation with physical beauty and its virtuous connotations by taking the well-known fairy tale, standing it on its head, and turning out its pockets. Van Den Meer Malcolm Tierney Masterson, a native of Houston, [ The epilogue reads like something that has been tacked on in order to make up for loose ends, and ultimately transforms a story that seems like it is trying to veer away from the formulaic fairy tale mold stepsiste a “happily-ever-after”, problems-solved-in-the-last-five-minutes kind of thing.

Maguire’s heartfelt narrative elicits erratic senses of allegiance until a nice twist brings everything stunningly home. It’s a tall order that director Gavin Millar and an extremely talented cast are able to meet with aplomb. I am an idiot.


Therefore, different perspectives can draw attention to specific characters, plot, and settings in the story. But once the story found it’s pace, I found it to be a good read. Set in 17th century Holland gregoru the Tulip craze this version of Cinderella is by far my favorite. Ruth, the oldest, is dumb and mute and taken care of by Iris, the younger, smarter sister, who shows artistic promise but is considered plain at best and will never be a beauty.

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The character of Margarethe, who does a fine job as the wicked stepmother, is extremely well done as are other supporting characters like that of Master Schoonmaker, a painter who befriends Iris and plays an integral role in her character’s development, and Casper, Schoonmaker’s apprentice and Iris’ love interest.

You know the story and although the shoes are not glass, this rendition runs very close to the original. I believe this is probably because it deals with artists during a fascinating period. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister 10 Mar This story seems real. Audible Download Audio Books. Fortune Teller Emma Poole Iris’s path quickly becomes intertwined with that of Clara, the mysterious and unnaturally beautiful girl destined to become her sister.

The 3 of them have left England, after their husband and father died, to save their lives.