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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That’s my next gig! May 29, Samantha rated it it was amazing.

First thoughts of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister 1 11 Aug 03, I feel like JK Rowling had a good formula for taking a big, complex story with 20 moving parts and having them all fuse up perfectly by the end of the book.

Sep 26, Griffin Betz rated it it was ok Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The character, Iris, herself is captivated by this magical stuff that she saw things differently. It constantly amazes me how well Gregory Maguire can naguire books from a female perspective and get it spot on, grrgory he is not a female.

Jan 17, Beverly rated it confezsions liked it. Yet for all the youngsters’ talk of imps and changeling conspiracies, the plot is marked by a conspicuous absence of anything so fantastic. This book is filled with complex metaphor and simile, which occasionally borders on self-indulgence and certainly more than necessary to tell the story, but not ugyl too much for readers who appreciate Maguire’s style of writing.

I am an idiot. The retelling of ‘Cinderella’ felt less developed and the world of “Confessions,” 17th Century Holland, seems less vivid than Maguire’s reimagining of Oz. Also, I am surprised at the lack of sexuality in this book, which is a very prominent topic in some of his other books. Beauty is a powerful factor influencing many aspects in life, and is not just something that can be justified as superficial thing.


It was shot in Luxembourg and was first aired on March 10, Then through a series gregkry events change of job, miscarriage and death Margarethe ends up married to the tulip merchant.

How Does Perspective Impact a Story? Edit Storyline In this variation on Cinderella, Margarethe Fisher Van Den Meer is a former lady of means who had to accept a position as housekeeper, but manages to spike her Master Schoenmacker’s drink and marry him; alas his shipment of priceless tulips turns worthless overnight, so their last chance is to marry of one of either’s daughters, hopefully to the prince for whom the Dowager Queen Maria de Medici throws a great ball.

To ask other readers questions about Confessions of an Ugly Stepsisterplease sign up. It felt almost true to the original story, but with a change in perspective. Some reviewers claim the book’s ending felt inadequate, yet isn’t that true of all fairy tales?

Xonfessions, one of the problems with the novel is that the characters are too difficult to love. To view it, click here. Production designer Roger Hall works the only magic needed in the film with his immaculate set in Luxembourg standing in for 17th-century Holland. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. It offers a brave, out-of-the-ordinary heroine, one of the ugly stepsisters herself.

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

All of the characters are interesting and believable – the way the script is written, it’s as if the story really could have happened. The Truth Behind Appearances, Young Love, and The Value of Artistic Representation all assert and justify themselves like amiably complicated characters through Maguire’s deceptively contemporary storyline stelsister his devastating use of the third person omniscient.


This is not the sort of book you can passively absorb. This was such an inventive retelling of Cinderella. Premier Logo Created with Sketch. Use the HTML below.

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While I think Gregory Maguire is brilliant to stepxister these twisty fairy tales, and show us the “other” side, for me, I think that his writing is to wordy and feels too crowded, or overkill to actually tell the story he is looking to tell. There is all of build up in this novel and the ending feels rushed, like he got bored half way through and just decided mzguire stop writing. The fairy tale, The Little Glass Slipper only provides fragmentary information; it depicts the cruelty of stepsisters without explanation of personal struggles and thoughts.

With courtiers circling [ I bought it the day after it came out, because I was already obsessed with Gregory Maguire despite stspsister fact that he had only written one other adult book at that point. Maybe I was This is a retelling of Cinderella.