Saturday, April 07, 2012

Old is Gold {3}: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

My attempt to bring attention to all those awesome old books we read a few years ago or maybe as far as elementary school!Sometimes, all we need is a good childhood favorite! Inspired by Tynga's Daring You To Read Feature. This feature focuses ONLY on YA and Middle Grade books. 
How can a fairy's blessing be such a curse?

At her birth, Ella of Frell was the unfortunate recipient of 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 and a half, or chopping off her own head! But strong-willed Ella does not tamely accept her fate. Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse—once and for all.
Title: Ella Enchanted 
Author: Gail Carson Levine
Release Date/Publisher: January 1st 1997 by Scholastic Books
Why You Should Read It: This is one of my absolute favorite childhood books EVER!I'm not sure if anyone has not read this boom yet. The movie is nice but it doesn't come anywhere near the awesomeness of this novel. The writing is super rich and beautiful and the world that Gail Carson Levine creates is incredible magical and it might as well be a character itself. Speaking if characters, not only is Ella an amazing, intelligent, and strong willed girl but the other cast of masterful characters makes reading this book even more enjoyable.  

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