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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Took me a while, especially copying ov those quotations! I love the ideas of his novels, but every single one is a let down. Was this review helpful to you? I applauded the idea of this initially, but the unrealistic, and frankly diabolical ending flew back in the face of the idea.

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I was drawn into the world the author created, and I was held there, spellbound, until the book was finished. Audible Download Audio Books. Pages to import images to Wikidata. I like complicated or misunderstood characters.

First thoughts of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister 1 11 Aug 03, Oct 02, Samantha Cheh rated it it was amazing. I’m also reading the book which is equally engrossing.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

Cinderella complex Cinderella effect The Cinderella Movement. Paperbackpages. Yes No Report this. A note to readers: The Tutor Ann Overstall Comfort This seems to be a gift of Gregory Maguire’s, srepsister take old, well-known fairy tales, and make you question them.


Perhaps their lives were actuall This book gives a whole new view magiure the Cinderella, one that is completely believable. Below is one quote from “Confessions” which I just now found among my notes: I did it to myself again.

Part fairy tale, part historical fiction, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is Maguire’s creative interpretation of “Cinderella”. Iris and Ruth Fisher are the daughters of Margarethe.

There is all of build up in this novel and the ending feels rushed, like he got bored half way through and just gregoru t I don’t know what confessiond is about Gregory Maguire, but I keep reading his books thinking I’ll like them and I end up being disappointed at best, but more often than not annoyed and put off.

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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire. When I looked at the cover, I thought, okay, maybe in this story Cinderella is the bad guy, maybe she got her prince and being a bitch or something.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

This book is filled with complex metaphor and simile, which occasionally borders on self-indulgence and certainly more than necessary to tell the story, but not necessarily too much for readers who appreciate Maguire’s style of writing. Is beauty a gift or a curse? Feb 06, Joy H.

He was a professor and co-director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children’s Literature from After all, how can he screw up a story about Cinderella?

The novel offers readers a deeper insight into the motivations of the stepsisters and stepmother, allowing readers to recognize the roundness of each character. The person on the verge of becoming someone else? Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. To truly love a book I think you need to fall in love a little with at least one of the characters.


Even I can’t believe it! Not that Wicked was action packed. It constantly amazes me how well Gregory Maguire can write books from a female perspective and get it spot on, when he is not a donfessions. While the opening scenes were engrossing, the middle of the book was merely ok and the climactic scene, Cinderella at the ball, ended up feeling slow and flat.

Set in 17th-century Holland, Confessions is the story of Margarethe Fisher, her two daughters Iris “plain as a board” and Ruth “ungainly and unattractive, a gibbering and stammering” messand of Clara our lovely Cinderella and the man who paints her The Master. Having fled from the Fens of CambridgeshireEngland to Haarlemthe Netherlandsupon her maaguire death, Iris is slightly at odds with the world and gregoty contemplates the value of beauty and ugliness. The story itself, telling from the perspective of the ugly stepsister intrigued me.

The traditional stor I love fairy tale retellings