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Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to be prettyAza’s singing is the fairest in all the land, and the most unusual. She can “throw” her voice. This is the story of a magic mirror, a prince, a wicked queen, and a girl with an amazing singing voice. Fairest is Gail Carson Levine’s take on the story of Snow White. Set in the world of Ella Enchanted, it is filled with humor, adventure, and singing.

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Although the romance wasn’t as realistic as the one between Ella and Char, it was really hail and view spoiler [I loved Prince Ijori even more when I discovered his very first opinions of Aza hide spoiler ]. Her prodigious size and her odd coloring — milk-white skin, dragon tongue lips, and hair that seems to be frying-pan black — are levne at variance with the land’s standards of beauty and often make her the target of stares and rude comments. Based on 30 reviews.

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During the book, they commented on the eyes Aza had, and the cover model had the eyes like her. She also lives in a world that loves singing. To further inform for parents of younger llevine, there was no peeping tom in that scene, thankfully. It was easy to feel sorry for her when she felt sorry for herself and view spoiler [learn to accept her looks when she had to hide spoiler ]. Also there is one short scene view spoiler [at the gnome cavern when Aza is bathing with some other women hide spoiler ] that is slightly embarrassing.

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. It uses some plot elements of the classic Snow White and set in the same world as Ella Enchanted.

Is that Aza on the cover? I love how Levine intertwines the original stories of snow white and Ella Enchanted with interesting new characters, settings, and plotline. One, however, becomes the villain, and the other, the heroine. A girl is gagged, tied up, and left in a dungeon cell, then threatened to be killed by a guard or eaten by ogres. Aza goes to court and of course the new Queen has zeroed in on her.


She starts off by being socially awkward, caarson to everyone, and allowing herself to be carspn around.

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine – review

Singing for any reason, and sometimes no reason. Aza was such a realistic character! This skill becomes the tool for the newly married, beautiful young queen to win the hearts of the kingdom. And Ijori is also s What on earth is there to like about her? Oh sure, she’s in love with the prince, but she’s out kicking butt too.

But ok, what teenage girl is not preoccupied with being pretty? It was really hard for me to decide between 4 and 5 stars. I enjoyed Aza for the most part but her preoccupation with beauty was carxon bit annoying at times She gets dropped off at the inn as a baby and is all wrapped up in these fine velvet fabrics with gaol gold embroidery, hinting that she was the daughter of someone important, and then we get to the end and are told that they just never found out who her parents were.

Aza herself was a acrson character too, though I probably would have related to her more when I was much younger and still struggling with self-image issues. Still, Aza is flattered when a frequent visitor to the inn, a gnome named zhamM, tells Aza that her hair is the most beautiful he has ever seen.

I bet even pretty teenage girls worry that they aren’t pretty enough.

When a nip of cxrson original came in, I was happily surprised and kept saying to myself A book is too hard to write. I was always a fan of Ella Enchanted the movie when I was a kid, and I remember that day at around ten years old when I realized that Ella Enchanted was in fact a book. Fairest is an incredibly subvervise retelling. What is interesting fairesg this story is that Aza the heroine has one of the best singing levime in the kingdom, but thinks levibe worries more about her ugly face.

September 19, Publisher’s recommended age s: When she escapes, there’s the threat of being killed by a guard or eaten by an ogre. Think Snow White’s appearance, but in a world that doesn’t appreciate that asthetic.


I think people tend to see fairy tales as having to be about the pretty princess getting the handsome prince and happily ever after, but personally I love fairytales because they can call into question what i Snow White but so much more.

Because she has to do what anyone commands her to. Soon after Aza reluctantly accepts Ivi’s offer, the castle is thrown into turmoil when King Oscaro is terribly wounded during a sporting event with centaurs because the king threw himself in front of Ivi to save her.

A few things you may want to know: I knew almost nothing about her character other than that she hated being ugly.

Ayortha’s culture of singing and all things related to it was so beautiful. Another thing I noticed was that, in Ella EnchantedPrince Char wrote a letter to Ella in which he commented Ayorthaian nobles hardly ever spoke, but in this book, the nobles seem quite talkative to me.

Makes me want to visit it and stay awhile especially to play the hilarious composing song.

En concreto, nuestra protagonista tiene una gran virtud para el canto, pero es fea. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine is a Fiction book and is told in first person.

But that is not the story of this book at all which makes it really unique especially that the title totally negates the actual description of the main character and of the main conflict of the story. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Writing Magic: Return to Book Page.

It was delightful to experience a similar setting to Ella Enchanted view spoiler [ Areida was the main character’s younger sister! When the country seems to be on the verge of revolt, Aza and Ivi’s deception is publicly discovered by accident. The Girl of Fire and Thorns: But I did think it was an interesting and refreshing twist on the character. In addition to that the lyrics of most of the songs are very weird.