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Before Midnight: A Retelling of ''Cinderella'' (Once upon a Time Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Great Read

Before Midnight was an interesting retelling of Cinderella. Though it started off a little slow, it kept my interest the entire book and wrapped up with a really great ending. Though it wasn't the best book I've ever read, I enjoyed it very much and would say to anyone ...
Before Midnight was an interesting retelling of Cinderella. Though it started off a little slow, it kept my interest the entire book and wrapped up with a really great ending. Though it wasn't the best book I've ever read, I enjoyed it very much and would say to anyone looking at it that it's certainly worth reading!

posted by Reads_a_lot on April 4, 2009

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Sweet retelling of Cinderella in a real setting

Though this version didn't have as much conflict as the classic tale, the invusion of original (and actually, more acurate to the original Grimm Brothers' version) angles and characters kept this one compelling and whimsical. There is even a bit of twist!

posted by Whisperlynn on June 21, 2011

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  • Posted June 21, 2011

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    Sweet retelling of Cinderella in a real setting

    Though this version didn't have as much conflict as the classic tale, the invusion of original (and actually, more acurate to the original Grimm Brothers' version) angles and characters kept this one compelling and whimsical. There is even a bit of twist!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    Your Favorite Fairy Tale with a little Zest

    I have read many versions of Cinderella and seen just about every movie with that plot (from Ever After to Ella Enchanted to A Cinderella Story), and it is, perhaps, the one fairy tale that never gets old for me, so I picked up Before Midnight with great hopes for it.

    This retelling of the classic is a wonderful, zesty version of the well-known fairy tale, and the magic dispersed throughout it is delightful. Cendrillon is well-developed, and it is a nice twist on the original that some sympathy is created for the Stepmother and stepsisters, and, in coherence with the folk-tales, Cindrillon's father is still alive.

    The only reason I've bumped it down to three stars is that the ending left me a bit disappointed. It felt a little too easy, and it was over too quickly. However, that taken into consideration, it's still a book I will read again sometime.

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