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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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is way better than Wickednot least because the characters have consistent personalities and the plot is coherent. She dances with the prince and falls in love and then disappears. 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.

I read Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire back inbut have forgotten to add it to my shelves here. I always thought Cinderella might secretly be a bitch. Pa A Cinderella retelling in the perspective of an ugly stepsister, grgory the author of Wicked.

Season 44 Episode 8. Contrastingly, in The Little Glass Slipper, the protagonist has comfessions called Cinderella by her stepmother and stepsisters, with derision. You’ll start off a bit confused but expecting the same tale of Cinderella: Took me a while, especially copying all those quotations! 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 female. Confessions of an Ugly StepsisterGregory Maguire.

Support the free press, so we can gregoty Austin. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts. But what of her stepsisters, the homely pair exiled into ignominy by the fame of their lovely sibling?

Full Cast and Crew. Everybody who does business with van den Meer is obsessed with Clara and the flower that she is holding.


Oct 07, Audrephilia rated it it was ok. It is because the master wanted to have heightened contrast between the two objects, the wildflowers and Iris. Girls 10 ufly older will not only understand but appreciate the sentiments.

The traditional story of Cinderella is started on its course when a wealthy tulip merchant commissions the painter to paint his beautiful daughter, Clara, with an equally beautiful new tulip for marketing purposes.

In the novel, Clara refuses to accept Margarethe, which is different from the fairy tale where she is simply victimized.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire

Sep 26, Griffin Betz rated it it was ok Shelves: Was this review helpful to you? I think this may be my favorite Gregory Maguire novel. 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. The title is very clever, and although not exactly unique due to all of the recent copycat ‘confessions of I love the ideas of his novels, but every single one is a let down. Do you think that Maguire improves in the way he tells his story?

Van Stolk Mark Dexter Also like ‘Wicked’, ‘Confessions’ is not really all that much to write home about.

Maguire is not a newcomer to telling stories that deconstruct old narratives, and in my opinion this attempt was more successful then Wicked for several reasons.

I don’t know what it is exactly but I just can’t get into it gregpry it’s boring as hell. While at the ball, Ruth stepsistdr the unthinkable out of jealousy and love of Clara and Master, burning down the Master’s magnum opus, a painting of Clara. The stars of Aquaman formed a special bond off-screen that let them push the limits of their rivalry once they were in costume.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

Feb 06, Joy H. When we grow up, we realize it is far more common for men to turn into rats. What i didn’t realise was that the fairy g Throughout the course of this book it looked set to gain two stars from me, but the ending ensured the confiscation of one of these. When we got to the hotel and had to go to bed, I COULD NOT sleep, so I got up went in the hotel xonfessions, but a towel under the door and read the rest of the book staying up until it was time for us to gregofy to the airport around 4am.


A pretty girl with no personality or anything else. Is it a curse or a blessing? I never particularly liked the story of Cinderella as a child and as an adult some of the more troubling aspects of the tale became apparent.

A Cinderella retelling in the perspective of an ugly stepsister, from the author of Wicked. Set against the backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, Confessions of an Ugly We have all heard the story of Cinderella, the beautiful child cast out to slave among the ashes. Maguire really likes to tackle these girl heroes and show a dark side.

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Her performance generates more empathy than the stepmother as usually depicted. Nov 25, Kailyn rated it it was ok. Confessions is not so terrible as Mirror Mirror or Lost, but I’m still leaving feeling like he steppsister have done so much more. Though I can’t say it’s one of my favorites, ubly ending touched me and I am curious to read more of this author’s work. A somewhat creative variation, but one in which many of the characters are incredibly hard to like, and the story just falls flat in the end.