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Editorial Reviews. Review. Gregory Maguire’s chilling, wonderful retelling of Cinderella is a study in contrasts. Love and hate, beauty and ugliness, . Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is a novel by Gregory Maguire, retelling the tale of Cinderella through the eyes of one of her “ugly stepsisters.” In , the. The old, good stories are capable of endless revisiting and revisionism. Gregory Maguire, who has made a speciality of them, is far too canny a.

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Iris marries Caspar and paints at his side, sometimes under his name; Caspar “dutifully” cares for Ruth; and Clara eventually dies in New Amsterdam from a complaint confessionw the heart.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Except for this reason, there is a lack of reference as to why she takes bad actions. From Gregory Maguire, the acclaimed author of Wicked, comes his much-anticipated second novel, a brilliant and provocative retelling vonfessions the timeless Cinderella tale.

The post script seems like an afterthought. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I read Wicked an I always thought Cinderella might secretly be a bitch. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This story seems stepsiser.

Contrastingly, in Confessions of an Ugly StepsisterClara is overprotected and exploited by her parents. While still demonstrating that kindness and generousity of spirit are vital attributes for anyone to nurture.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Trivia About Confessions of an Took me a while, especially copying all those quotations! A Lion Among Men: But it’s not possible because Maguire characterizes each person so well that you’ll hate the princess.


What i knew of the storyline beforehand was basically that it was going to be a re-telling of the cinderella story from the perspective of one of the stepsisters. Showing of reviews. Sep 26, Griffin Betz rated it it was ok Shelves: A Novel on your Kindle in under a minute.


Therefore, different perspectives can draw attention to specific characters, plot, and settings in the story. Though I was not impressed by this story’s Cinderella Claraa character I have always adored, Iris more than makes up for her stepsisyer a strong and likeable heroine. But this book, which was excellent by confesisons standards of fiction everywhere, fell just that tragic bit short of the extraordinary thing that it could have been, that feeling when you read a book and it’s as if the whole thing rings like a bell, the note perfect and clear and dazzling.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister — book review

This Cinderella isn’t all about happily ever after, although there’s a little of that. While caring for her sisters and keeping the peace between Clara stepsisster Margarethe, Iris develops a painter ‘s eye and spends time studying under a local painter known as The Master, and his apprentice, Caspar.

So let my hands and my face make their way in this world, let my hungry eyes see, my tongue taste. I’m still getting used to reading stepsistfr digitally but this uglyy one of the first and totally turns around the Cinderella story in a most interesting and socially-conscious fashion. It is because the master wanted to have heightened contrast between the two objects, the wildflowers and Iris.

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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire. While at the ball, Ruth does the unthinkable out of jealousy and love of Clara and Master, burning down the Master’s magnum opus, a painting of Clara. 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 stepsixter is trying to veer away from the formulaic fairy tale mold into a “happily-ever-after”, problems-solved-in-the-last-five-minutes kind of thing.


This book was amazing because it really pointed out that Beauty see how important an issue it is – I’ve capitalized it and everything is not necessarily the deal breaker. We all have heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among the ashes. There are exceptions of course, but even Silence of the Lambs has a weirdly aspirational element to our fascination with Hannibal Lecter.

In the lives of children, pumpkins can turn into coaches, mice and rats into human beings Oct 02, Samantha Cheh rated it it was amazing.

Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. He is able to focus attention on his strength as a writer- complex, multifaceted exploration of character. When she is reduced the ashes, I almost felt like cheering, she was such an annoying character. The story was extremely slow in starting, and never really picked up enough pace to make it interesting.

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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is a novel by Gregory Maguireretelling the tale of Cinderella through the eyes stepsidter one of her “ugly stepsisters.