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Ella Enchanted

by Gail Carson Levine

Ella Enchanted is a version of the fairy tale Cinderella. In it however, the main character, Ella, is under a curse. Whatever order someone gives her she has to obey. The curse makes her a slave to her stepmother and stepsisters and stops her from marrying her true love, Prince Charmont.

Thoughout the book Ella tries to break the curse.


SPOILER ALERT: At the end of the book she finally breaks it when she saves Charmont, and when the curse is broken she marries him.

This is an exellent book! I'd give it five chirps - if I knew how! 

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submitted by Katia S., age 10
(February 17, 2011 - 9:47 pm)

It's a good book. By the way what's a spoiler alert?


A spoiler alert means that what follows will tell significant things about the plot of a story. So if you haven't read the book or seen the movie and don't want to know how it ends, you can stop reading.


submitted by Tiffany A., age 13, Chalk downlands
(February 19, 2011 - 8:25 pm)

I love that book!

submitted by Olivecube, age 12, USA
(April 23, 2012 - 4:23 pm)

I love this book! I've read it over and over and it still isn't old!

submitted by Teresa, age 13, Michigan
(July 12, 2012 - 3:38 pm)

Thumbs up!

submitted by Gollum, Mossflower
(July 23, 2012 - 8:09 pm)

I absolutely loved it and it inspired me to write my own twist on the Cinderella tale. 

submitted by Everinne, age 13, RMS Titanic
(July 31, 2012 - 4:16 pm)

I love this book.Partely because Gail Carson levine wrote the book, and another one of her books inspired me to write my own stories.But the book itself is awsome!

submitted by True S.
(August 19, 2012 - 5:11 pm)

Laughingsuch good books

submitted by Cheryl K, age 9, Arlington,MA
(November 3, 2012 - 11:40 am)

I recently read Just Ella, by Margaret Peterson Haddix.  WORST CINDERELLA BOOK EVER.  My literal Goodreads review: Just Ella vs. Ella Enchanted: Ella Enchanted kicks butt.

submitted by Gollum, Mooseflower
(November 7, 2012 - 1:30 pm)

I never read it but it sounds cool I am going to see if it is at the library.

submitted by Marianne
(March 19, 2013 - 6:51 pm)

Awsome book! I have watched the movie and read the book. Both are so intruging!Wink 

submitted by Fantasy Fantic, age 11, Bookland
(June 29, 2014 - 11:47 am)

two words: AWESOME BOOK!!

submitted by Loretta R., age 9, Cincinati,Oh
(April 3, 2015 - 1:07 pm)

I read it 5 times!!!!!!!!!!!

submitted by Savannah, age 14
(October 19, 2016 - 8:16 pm)

Hi Katia,

I agree! Personally, I love Gail Carson Levine. Ella Enchanted is SO GOOD! I mean, how do you make such a beautiful twist on Cinderella? 

submitted by Nut Le Squirrel, age 10, Cloud Zone, Dreamalina
(April 26, 2022 - 4:58 pm)