Finding Cinderella: A Novella [NOOK Book]

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover writes a free novella about the search for happily ever after.

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up ...
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Finding Cinderella: A Novella

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Overview

#1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover writes a free novella about the search for happily ever after.

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. But Daniel soon realizes that fairytales don’t exist, and unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476771434
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 10/14/2013
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,106
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, and Finding Cinderella. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.
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  • Posted November 9, 2013

    I found a wonderful and enchanting story with this book. it

    I found a wonderful and enchanting story with this book. it is only 92 pages on my tablet
    and I was surprised at how

    it drew me in.
    I would recommend this book to anyone who want a great short read.I hope the author gives me more of her books

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Colleen Hoover Is GENIUS! I loved this Novella!!!. I wish it w

    Colleen Hoover Is GENIUS! I loved this Novella!!!. I wish it would have been a whole book. So thankful that Colleen took to time to give this gift to us. LOVE these characters! Impatiently awaiting the arrival of her next book. READ THIS!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 4, 2013

    I could have read many many many more pages about Six and Daniel

    I could have read many many many more pages about Six and Daniel.  Great book!  What a treat.  Thank you Colleen for this.  They have a beautiful story and feel blessed you shared it with us.  I see them so happy  and living there life together.  Love all your books.  You are an amazing author!!!  Keep writing so we can all keep reading.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    So cute

    This book I just so cute. I highly recommend it.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2013

    WOW! I had not read any of Colleen Hoover's books before - but

    WOW! I had not read any of Colleen Hoover's books before - but i certainly will be reading all of them in the very near future!!
    Thank you Colleen!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2013

    Awesome

    There are not enough words to describe amazing... colleen hoover is a writing genius! Cant get enough of her stories, I always want more.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2013

    I have mixed feelings about the current "novella" tren

    I have mixed feelings about the current "novella" trend in fiction. Shorter works featuring secondary
    characters from a successful full-length novel or covering a discrete span of time before/after the action
    of the original can make sense from both a creative and a marketing standpoint. Problem is the novella
     is a specific prose form that isn't always easy to carry off. Longer than a short story, shorter than a novel,
     it requires careful plotting to get the pacing right. Stuff too much into it and the reader will likely feel
    rushed and disoriented. Provide too little content and they wonder what the point of the exercise was
    other than to make a few more bucks for the writer.

    With FINDING CINDERELLA author Colleen Hoover gives us a glass slipper that fits. 

    The story focuses on one specific story line--the coming together of Six and Daniel, secondary
    characters from Hoover's popular HOPELESS and LOSING HOPE. Setting aside the
    would-it-really-happen factor, Daniel has an intimate encounter with a classmate in a school
    maintenance closet. It isn't a truly anonymous situation, there's an emotional connection beforehand,
    but circumstances don't allow Daniel to explore it. The girl tells him she's leaving the school.  

    Fast-forward about a year, Daniel meets Six. She's the best friend of his best friend's girl. Six spent the
    previous school year in Italy. Hoover lets us know that it wasn't a good year for Six. This early
    foreshadowing is the main reason the piece works as a novella. Without it the big reveal at the end
    would be pure melodrama. Instead, we watch Daniel and Six come together knowing full well that
    she's Cinderella and never expecting the final twist that will threaten their relationship, a complication
    that works because it is based in that initial encounter. This is tight plotting.

    Does Daniel resonate as a character for me? No. He's jaded and man-whorish. Bad enough qualities
     in a grownup. Unconvincing in a young person from a basically decent family--no history of parental
    abuse or addiction or any other trauma to account for it. Speaking of parents, I also don't buy the
    progressive parenting that riddles this particular neighborhood. It struck me as too author-engineered.
    Yet, I did like FINDING CINDERELLA and plan to check out the full-length novels Hoover drew from.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    No point

    This book was inapropet and stupid. I felt gulity after readin 20 pgs. Dont waist your time

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Dear Colleen Hoover: you are amazing! I have not yet read one of

    Dear Colleen Hoover: you are amazing! I have not yet read one of your books that I did not love.

    In Hopeless and Losing Hope, we get a few glimpses at Holden's best friend Daniel and Sky's best friend Six. While I honestly never gave much thought to Six, I loved Daniel and his sense of humor. So I was really looking forward to their story. Finding Cinderella is a novella about the journey of Daniel and Six from an anonymous school closet encounter to friendship and love. When they officially meet one year after their rendezvous, they don't understand how they can feel such an intense connection so quickly. They are so good together and I loved their back and forth banter. Daniel is absolutely hilarious, as is his family that we meet. When they finally figure out who the other is, there are some heartbreaking moments and painful truths revealed. I wanted nothing more for them to work it out and get the happily ever after they deserve.

    This is another gem from Colleen Hoover. Fans of her Hopeless series will absolutely love it. And a big huge thanks to her for making it FREE! So go grab it and enjoy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Love it!!!

    Amazing short story!!! Hope to read so much more about Daniel and Six!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Good, quick read but a little disturbing too

    Who was this book written for? I'm an adult so reading about high school juniors having sex in school was gross. If it's written for teenagers then I think it's too nonchalant of an attitude about having sex with so my people. The language was not needed in several places & who speaks to their parents like that and gets away wih it? Is it common for teenage girls to be allowed to have boyfriends in their bedrooms all the time like this book suggests? Also itt seems strange that his parents are so open about him having sex and even joke that they he's not getting any because he's taking cold showers every night.
    I couldn't put the book down. Yet I was creeped out by it and don't think I'd ever recommend it to anyone...I can't think of a single adult friend I'd recommend it to and I certainly wouldn't recommend it to my teenage nieces.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    To 13 year old anonymous

    I read the first several pages girl kissing girl barf. Wjreads this kind of trash?

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    Amazing

    Typically won't even read a novella, but love Colleen Hoover & figured...ok! Well worth it, start to finish-nonstop laughter, tears, this book has it ALL

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Wow

    Just wow. I fell in love with daniel and six. I only hope colleen continues their story as well as sky and holder at college. This made me laugh and cry. I couldnt put it down. I just wish there was more...please colleen MORE

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Another awesome Colleen Hoover Book. Finding Cinderella novella

    Another awesome Colleen Hoover Book. Finding Cinderella novella is a must read, and I would recommend reading Losing Hope and Hopeless first, also awesome books. I've read all of Colleen Hoovers books and she makes you fall in love with all the characters as she artfully develops each character's personality fully. I've never been able to put any Hoover book down once I start reading it and Finding Cinderella was no exception! Just Awesome, please write more about Daniel and Six, they we so funny and there just has to be so much more to say about them and their lives with Sky and Holder :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Awesome

    Once again Colleen has done it again!!! Again, the story wasn't predictable and it blew me away. I love the characters and want to see where they end up a little later in life.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2013

    Amazing!

    Oh my goodness. This book was good. Maybe it was becuase I was reading this at 1:00 in the morning or I have a bad taste in books, either way I think this book waa pretty awesome,

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2013

    Hilariously beautiful

    A beautiful story about finding love through a chance encounter

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    I want more

    I wish here was more!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Fantastic

    So good.

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