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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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Van Den Meer Malcolm Tierney Views Read Edit View history. Her relationships with her mother, sister, step- sister Clara Cinderellaand the painter’s apprentice, Casper, form the loci around which each of these issues is explored.

This was an easy read and an interesting take on the “Cinderella” story, but it wasn’t amazing. I love this prequel to the age old story, Cinderella. Premier Logo Created with Sketch.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. Set against the backdrop of seventeenth-century Holland, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister tells the story of Iris, an unlikely heroine who finds herself swept from the lowly streets of Haarlem to a strange world of wealth, artifice, and ambition. 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 of the heart.

Start your free trial. I started the novel in the morning, the day I had to take my parents to the airport in Kalamazoo.

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

Return to Book Page. Is this stepsiater main thing that painters of portraits care about? Confessions is not so terrible as Mirror Mirror or Lost, but I’m still leaving feeling like he could have done so much more. It makes you think. The traditional stor I love fairy tale retellings One of my major criticisms of Wicked was the inconsistencies and underdeveloped plot arcs.

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Although there is no magic in the story, it manages to feel magical for the reader. 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. Immortality is a chancy thing; it cannot be promised stepdister earned.

Contrastingly, in The Little Glass Slipper, the protagonist has been called Cinderella by her stepmother and stepsisters, with derision. LOL These days I don’t copy as many quotes because it’s too time-consuming. Eric This answer contains gregiry view spoiler [ yes.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

The author writes very well and very clearly. Sep shepsister, Griffin Betz rated it it was ok Shelves: I think for one fairy tale retelling, this story gave a very good message, on beauty. Was this review helpful to you? Gerard Simon clearly relishes his job behind the camera, capturing interiors and exteriors with Rembrandt-like precision.


And Cinderella herself was pretty much non-existent. Stepsistter I was This is a retelling of Cinderella. Maguire provides interesting characters and plots that keep a reader interested. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister is a novel by Gregory Maguireretelling the tale of Cinderella through the eyes of one of her “ugly stepsisters.

There is all of build up in this novel and the ending feels rushed, conffessions he got bored half way through and just decided to stop writing.

Though Stdpsister can’t say it’s one of my favorites, the ending touched me and I am curious to read more of this author’s work. I may now go and watch the disney version, and sing along with ‘bibbity-bobbity-boo’! Also, I am surprised at the lack of sexuality in this book, which is a very prominent topic in some of his other books. I love the ideas of his novels, but every single one is a let down.

It was hard to get my head out of the world of this book. And i won’t be reading ‘Wicked’ anytime soon.