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Just Ella

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Made Me Love To Read

THIS BOOK CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER! I was 9 when I read this book and I couldn't put it down. This book made me realize that I love to read spinoffs of fairytales. This book makes you feel like your in the book. I reccomend this book to girls 11 yrs and up if you love to...
THIS BOOK CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER! I was 9 when I read this book and I couldn't put it down. This book made me realize that I love to read spinoffs of fairytales. This book makes you feel like your in the book. I reccomend this book to girls 11 yrs and up if you love to read if not 14 years and up. Also another book by Haddix that is well written is Palace of Mirrors.

posted by 6696617 on July 11, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

its not "just Ella"

Historical Fiction

Just Ella

Margret Patterson Haddix

¿¿Once upon a time,¿ I said mischievously, wrinkling my nose so Jed would know I was making fun of the whole thing, `I was just a poor girl in rags¿¿ But somehow remembering everything tra...
Historical Fiction

Just Ella

Margret Patterson Haddix

¿¿Once upon a time,¿ I said mischievously, wrinkling my nose so Jed would know I was making fun of the whole thing, `I was just a poor girl in rags¿¿ But somehow remembering everything transported me back, and I quickly settled into seriousness. I wasn¿t even pretending to be Princess Cynthiana Eleanora anymore. I was myself again, Ella Brown, always hungry, always cold, always angry at my stepmother¿s and stepsister¿s cruelties. . . .¿

When you hear a `cinders Ella¿ story you think of a poor little girl being whisked away from her stepmothers and stepsisters home to live with the prince and have a happily ever after. Not this story. Ella has learned that her happily ever after is not so great but more¿ BORING! When Ella is taken off to the palace grounds she thinks that that she will have everything she has always wanted, but is endless, boring lessons and stupid, annoying restrictions what she wanted? No! Ella feels bad when she tries to end the engagement, but finds Quog, a terrible THING in her way to her escape.

As I read this story I was quickly able to guess the end by the 3rd-4th chapter. I could have stopped reading, flipped to the last page read that, and said DONE! But I didn¿t, I stuck it through and I was right about the end. This book was good¿ for a 5th-6th grader; I would say that it was pretty pathetic. I don¿t advise you to read this book if you are older than 11-12. IF you are older and you are in to fairytale and princesses than I say read it. But if you are more of a reader like me, who likes a suspense-full, twisted novel; I think you might despise this book as much as I do.

Over all, the book was, well, TERRIBLE. But it kept me busy and I read it. I will never buy this book for my personal collection. I will not be too sad if I never have to read it again.

posted by 3hoxwosn on January 13, 2009

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

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    Just OK

    This book to me was just an ok read. I thought'd be great for teenagers like me, it sounded pretty cool, but in the end it was just ok. I was kinda dissapointed because Haddix is an author I really like. I really didn't like the ending it just wasn't satisfying enough for me. The story was kinda interesting and it's pretty good for quick just-reading-it-to-be-reading-it read. But since its not that good. I recommend just checking it out from the library (save your self the money) because it wasn't that great. I don't really recommend it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2009

    Its not bad..

    But not the best book ive ever read either.. it has drama and adventure and its a twist to the cinderella story. I recomend it to younger kids maybe 4th thorugh 6th grade.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    An ok book

    The writing was good but the ending needed a little help and the story was not well devolped

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Just Ella

    Cinderella's after story is not this:She married and became a qwean. There were some secrets. First Prince Charmings a frod. Now Ella will tell it all. When meet Ella you know shs differntt. You will love this heart warming story. In Ella's words. This is not good for kids that are 6 years olds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Great book

    For christians and nonchristians but really BEST BOOK EVA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Awesome!love it

    Lovelovelove

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2014

    Gfegffffeffeffe

    Ghfchxhh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Amazing

    I love Ellas character she is such a fighter and believes in many of the same values of me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    Amazing!!!!!!

    Great read. Really really liked it and as soon as i finished it i went and told all my friends they just had to read it. ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    DONR Dont kniw just bored

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Oct 1 read more books like this

    I get to met the author

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Very good Very Good

    Recommended to people who enjoy romance,mystery,and to people who like when books make you want more Just Ella is a great discription of a rebellious princess who wants out of the castle a royalty The book makes you think of how you would would be in some of the akward moments or situations that the princess has to deal or overcome Such as when prince "Charming" and the princess would make small talk and sit akwardly apart Just Ella gives you a sense of feeling or a connection towards the princess life and makes you think how yours might relate The ending could wrap it up a little better and make you reflect but overall it is a very good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Great book

    I loved this book and would recomend it to others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Love it!

    I bought Palace of Mirrors without knowing that Just Ella was linked to it and loved it sooo much that I ended up buying Just Ella a month later and loved it too !!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Cool

    What is your name and age,person who posted on March 18?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    COOL!!

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Korea

    Anyone wanna chat?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Best book ever

    I have not read it yet but I've read the Palace of mirrors witch is the second one not knowing there was a first and it was great probaly the best book I've ever read so I think that the first one is probaly a ton better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Hi... you can friend me (my email is in the review)

    Friend me jaymie999 @ cox .net without the spaces obviously. Im jaymie but you can call me Jay.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2012

    A Lollipop Review

    It sounds like the Princess Bride and Ella is Buttercup!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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