Monday, August 8, 2011
It's the story of Cinderella retold in a clever, whimsical, first-person narrative. Gail Carson Levine quickly became one of my favorite authors.
You'll fight for Ella, swoon for Char, and take a swing (or two) at Hattie. Levine's characters are perfect. I remember wanting to know Ella and live in her world. I wanted to be sent to finishing school, witness a giant's wedding, and taste elvish soup.
Since then, Gail Carson Levine has written several other novels and short stories. Plus! I just discovered that she's got a blog!
If any of you have seen the movie version of Ella Enchanted, but haven't read the book, I encourage you to do so! It's incredibly different. The movie was cute and quirky, but the book will steal your heart.
I love this book. It'll always be one of my favorites.