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Fairest

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

43 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed by The Story Siren for TeensReadToo.com

In a land where beauty means everything, Aza finds herself lacking in every way possible. Her only redeeming quality is the beauty in her voice. If only her singing reflected what others saw when they looked upon her face. She spends most of her time trying to hide her ...
In a land where beauty means everything, Aza finds herself lacking in every way possible. Her only redeeming quality is the beauty in her voice. If only her singing reflected what others saw when they looked upon her face. She spends most of her time trying to hide her face from the staring eyes of guests at her parent's inn. Singing is the only beauty Aza finds in herself, and she sings often while she is working.

She discovers that she can "throw" her voice and make it appear as though it came from another place in the room! She tries to teach her family her new trick but no one else is successful.

A Duchess passing through the inn on her way to the King's wedding invites Aza to come along as her maid. While at the castle, the new Queen discovers Aza's talent in "throwing" her voice and insists that Aza stay and become a lady in waiting, so that the Queen can use Aza's voice as her own.

When the King is injured, the young Queen is hungry for power and the kingdom is soon threatened to fall apart, as well as Aza along with it.

I have heard great things about Levine as a writer, so when I had a chance to read FAIREST I jumped at it! And I have to say that I wasn't disappointed! I loved the fairy tale setting and the storytelling quality of Levine's writing.

The plot was fast-paced and Aza's growth within the novel is believable. Aza isn't your typical heroine and that made the story so much more enjoyable. I loved that the book tackled the issue of beauty, which is something that I know I struggle with, as well. I know that I'm looking forward to reading more of Ms. Levine's works in the future!

posted by TeensReadToo on October 28, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Kinda boring

I found this book to be really slow. I wanted to see more of a snow white tail like it was suppose to be, but you got to meet the nombs like more towards the end of the book. It really depends on what you like because my sister loves this book she has read it three t...
I found this book to be really slow. I wanted to see more of a snow white tail like it was suppose to be, but you got to meet the nombs like more towards the end of the book. It really depends on what you like because my sister loves this book she has read it three times, and i'm sure she will read it more in the future as well. It had a beautiful meaning though great theme and i would suggest this book to anyone who is down and need some cheering up to do.

posted by KaykayKD on April 9, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2008

    no no no

    this book was recommended to by a friend but was really juvenile. It is a cute book but not an enthralling read. Sorry!

    2 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Hate it

    Hate it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Confused

    Should i read this book or not answer to sassy101

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 17, 2013

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    So boring

    I could not stay awake. It was diffucult to understand. I would not read it if i were you

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2010

    pathetic

    i hated it. i mean what was up with up with all of the singing? LAME!! And come on, what was with her being part gnome? Or ogre, whatever! Do not read this unless you have a fire near you to get rid of it. I HATED IT!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 11, 2010

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