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She also realizes that the prince is really not so great. But now she is finding that life at the palace as Prince Charming’s betrothed is not as great as she thought it was going to be. She ran, all the way to the edge of the kingdom where the refugees of the war were staying, and she made herself into a woman of knowledge and skill.

And someone else pointed out that Ella’s unwillingness to accept her beauty encourages girls who should really take compliments with a confident smile to think that all compliments are lies and not really meant. I finished the novel in less than half a day; I could not read fast enough to reach the end. Already, after two weeks, she’s bored, restless, and growing skeptical about her future. They are there to look pretty and to wait for the men to need them Also, Margaret, thank you for creating Ella.

She is assigned to Ella and all the ladies in waiting. The Cinderella character Ella is both strong and witty, with a desire and innocent to change her world as well as comprehend ideas she does not understand. But the truly unbearable aspect of this book is the plot. About Margaret Peterson Haddix.

She had lessons upon lessons grooming her to be ready to be the Princess. Apr 28, Kira Simion rated it liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And one night, when she was alone in her chamber, miserable and lonely, she finds out that she doesn’t love Prince Charming.


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This, however, is my first time reading one in quite a while. The royal family tries to mold her into their vision of hadrix princess.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Worst of all, Ella is beginning to suspect that Charming’s beautiful blue eyes and golden hair are attached to a head with nothing in it.

El,a dissatisfied with her life at the palace, and learning that she was chosen to be the prince’s bride to keep the family lineage beautiful as opposed to true love, Ella brings up the possibility of breaking the engagement.

Upon arriving at the camp, Jed proposes to Ella, jusst that he was in love with her since they met but said nothing due to her engagement. Get your shit together. Would recommend to 7th grade and up It has some redeeming qualities and some good humor but overall is not a book that I would ever read again or recommend. But the story was pretty good and realistic.

They really can’t find anyone else to ell queen? She made her own destiny into one that she could have never had if she went through with her marriage to the prince, and even though she could probably never go back to that part hzddix the kingdom, she was better off for it. Royal reality is no fairy tale, just ask Ella Brown, aka Cinders-Ella.


When she does not back down from her request, however, she is thrown in the dungeon in an attempt to break her spirit. Happy to see a fairy tale character that does NOT want a prince.

Aug 03, Reggie epla it did not like it. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danvil Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio.

Sadly, it became pretty clear after the first few pages that this book wasn’t what I was hoping it would be. Princess Ellas hopes and dreams about escaping her evil step family were not all its cracked up to be.


Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix – review

In truth, after the king died, the queen had adopted thirteen orphaned girls after her own daughter was a stillborn. Is it possible to hate the writing but love the characters and the plot?

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Also the story doesn’t have its classical happy endings. Apr 13, Susan rated it it was amazing. Just when I thought the excitement was starting, the book ended. This article needs additional citations for verification. View all 3 comments. He writes from the palace saying that right after her escape, Madame Bisset suggested they use one of Ella’s stepsisters in place of her for the wedding to make sure the incident does not get out.

The girls were separated shortly before the queen’s death, entrusted to the royal knights. He eventually finds her by having every single single girl in his kingdom try on the glass slipper his mystery girl lost the night of the ball, and then they live “happily ever after.

Just Ella (The Palace Chronicles, #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

The plot revolves around Ella, a beautiful girl struggling to find the true meaning of happiness. There is enough done fairly well not to merit a one hadddix review, the narration is didactic but not incomprehensible. However, one character says something that’s in agreement with an oft-quoted verse from the book of James. She changed her own fate, and the fact that everyone didn’t know the truth about what happened, and chose to believe a fairy tale rather than find out the reality of the situation stung even more.