Ella Enchanted

Ella Enchanted

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Cinderella is forced to obey every order because of a 'gift' from her fairy godmother. In Ella Enchanted, Gail Levine's 1997 Newberry winning rendition of the Cinderella story, Cinderella goes on a journey to free herself from the curse forever.

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  • Socorro Espinosa
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "my daughter likes reading Ella Enchanted because of a 'gift' from her fairy godmother she says that its her best novel ever"
  • Carolyn Mason
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Ella Enchanted is a great YA novel and is appropriate for any age, even adults. It shows that a woman can overcome anything and fight back! It does feature a princess but she isn't your ordinary princess which I love. It makes young women think and I feel like any woman should read it"
  • Shirley Rogers
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Gail Carson Levine has a way about her writing that captures reader’s attention and refuses to let go! “Ella Enchanted” is a classic tale that is sure to delight young readers as well as old. Both endearing and appealing, this book highlights the love of family and the wonderful journey that life can take you on. Get your copy today, I did."
  • Cynthia Andrews
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a great story for young girls about a young girl who is gifted with obedience. It is a must read for all young girls out there."
  • Amy Willis
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I have loved Ella Enchanted ever since I was a young girl in elementary school. I still like it now, there is a reason it is an award winning classic. It is a fun and fantasy themed with a strong young female protagonist. I highly recommend this book."
  • Margaret Ross
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Better than the movie! I picked this one up as a beach read having seen the movie a few years ago and needed something light when this familiar title caught my eye. Great for a younger audience, and the young at heart."
  • Jeffrey Hayes
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "A spin off of the great story of Cinderella! Every order must be obeyed by the young Cinderella as a consequence of a "gift" she received. More for young girls but people of all ages can enjoy this one!"
  • Vicente Vásquez
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "A wonderful modern take on a very old tale. This book perfectly captured the "girl power' of the 90's and oozes in the charm of that decade. It took me right back to my childhood. The fantasy elements feel right at home in the modern day."
    Marie Shaw
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Fun fairy tale story that includes all the fairy tale things from ogres & giants to spells and more, but set in a more current setting. Very fun book, warm and wonderful."
    Mildred Diaz
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "A fun twist on a classic tale. It's hard to re-invent fairy tales, but this book does so in such a charming way that you fall in love with this story all over again. "
    Janet Castillo
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "the solution is well answered! i love it."
  • Sean Hansen
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a fantastic retelling of the Cinderella story. It fits the description perfectly for Cinderella retelling books."
  • Wayne Hoffman
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Ella Enchanted is itself an excellent book - and my daughters and I loved it so much that they choose it as their listening for our long summer vacation drive. We've now listened to the tapes twice through! The reading is lively and spirited, the young reader's voice could indeed be Ella - which is important as the story is in first person. I'm so glad they had a young performer read this! It was fun to hear her interpretations of the different languages of the various races and countries in the story, also. You can't go wrong with this purchase."
  • Zachary Mills
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "we celebrate Perrault's birthday with a list of newly released fairy tale retellings that put a twist on fantastical stories that have captured our hearts and imaginations for ... Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast will have to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is 21 years in the making."
  • David Holland
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The best fairy tales and retellings include "Ella Enchanted" which is a winning rendition of the Cinderella story. Boasting an average customer rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars based on 1,276 customer reviews on Amazon, I would strongly recommend this book."
  • Linda Hopkins
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Yes, this is good. Very clean and yet very romantic."
  • Pamela Cooper
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "fitstopic, may or may not be the best though"
  • Randy Stevens
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is a very good book that gained a lot of popularity with the movie adaptation and went over well with critics. Its great homage to old fairy tales with a good twist of its own, taking inspiration from stories such as Cinderella etc. I personally enjoyed the book so I find this comment very useful and descriptive."
  • Roy Spencer
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I have a goal this year to read one novel beginning with each letter of the alphabet. This week I'm on the letter "E" so I started reading Ella Enchanted. It's a great novel so far. I'm about a quarter of the way through it, and I can't seem to put it down."
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  • Charles Ramos
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This has become a classic. My daughter loves it. It is a great book for even younger people."
  • Roy Murray
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "An interesting take on the Cinderella story. I enjoyed it, for the most part, though I guess it could've been better, at times. I liked the characters and I didn't find myself wanting to stop reading it, so it was worth getting."
  • Rigoberto Villarreal
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "One of the best renditions of Cinderella ever, but I wouldn't say it's christian at all. It's got fairys and witches and all that, so might not fit the category there. But it's still great."
  • Ryan Berry
    Written on April 19, 2018
    " Ella Enchanted is the best fantasy book for middle schoolers that I can remember. It was written by Gail Levine and won a Newberry award. Ella receives the gift of obedience and must obey all orders given to her. This is a great classic novel that you will not be able to stop reading."
  • Wayne Austin
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "Interesting book for children to read to make them think. The story is mainly aimed at girls so the boys may not enjoy this one as much. This book is basically a different rendition of Cinderella."
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  • Jane Valdez
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Gail Carson Levine is a wonderful writer. Stories that can be read by the young and old alike. This is a charming story sure to make girls and women very happy."
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  • Frank Rice
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a good possible suggestion as it did win the award and sounds like an interesting book in general. "
  • Kevin Johnston
    Written on May 11, 2018
    ""Ella Enchanted" is a young adult romance done right. Even for the casual readers of the genre, the story is so enchanting, so adorable and wonderful that the good mood is guaranteed after finishing it. That being said, the target demographic of this book are young girls for the most part. "
  • Paul Edwards
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This Newberry winning rendition must be good. Award winning, 1277 customers give it a near perfect grade this book would be ideal for my daughter, Coco!"
  • Cynthia Hughes
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "When I think of the best YA novels with strong female characters, this is not the first book I think of. It's fine, it's just not my favorite. "
  • Keith Simpson
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This was a book that had you believing what you were reading was real. Even though you know it wasn't real, you were thrown into the book as if you are there as its happening. Its a fun read. You will definitely taken be taken back to your younger days of reading all the different ferry tale books. This one is a classic. "
  • Amanda Davis
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "So warm and wonderful and just a delight to read! In my opinion, this is the best take on Cinderella yet, because it makes it seem to real and possible yet at the same time draws you into a magical world. Book definitely worth checking out if you want a new take on an old tale!"
  • Jacob Stewart
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Ella Enchanted is a great book for kids. Ella is a spunky young character who draws you in and you'll be rooting for her all along. I like that it has a bit more realism and a good message compared to other children's' fairy tale books. My daughter enjoyed the book a lot."
    Denise Reid
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a fantastic retelling of a fairytale we all know and love! I am an elementary school teacher and the kids love it."
    María de Lourdes Muñiz
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is a really good book, perfect for kids especially girls"
  • Diane Harvey
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I thought this was a really cute book and somewhat different from Cinderella. It wasn't anything like I would be expecting from it. It surprised me in different ways and I would love to read it again. I was so happy I found this at the library because I have seen the movie and really enjoyed it and the book was so much better."
  • Diana Walker
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Ella Enchanted is still to this day one of my all time favorite young adult books. It's a delightful spin off of a more modern day Cinderella. I read a lot of more serious books now but somehow this book always makes its way on my reading pile every so often."
  • Ashley Peterson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book is really good for middle school aged girls. My seventh grade daughter really enjoyed it and it opened up conversations about not always doing what others expect of you. The characters are well thought out and the journey is enjoyable. "
    Diana Wu
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Good for a bit older children, maybe 4th grade or up? To me classics like Alice in wonderland or Peter Pan still get the votes."
  • Daniel Hughes
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "My granddaughter loves this book and I read it to her every summer, when she visits. A wonderful retelling of a classic fairy tale, that is enchanting and marvelously told. "
  • Angel Sengupta
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Ella Enchanted is good but there are also other good ones like Little prince, which left me a lot good memories reading it"
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