Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sleeping Ugly

Written by: Jane Yolen

First line: Princess Miserella was a beautiful princess if you counted her eyes and her mouth and all the way down to her toes.

Why you should read this book: Very, very few offerings in the easy reader category actually tell worthy stories, but Yolen, a talented writer in multiple genres, succeeds in crafting an intelligent and entertaining fractured fairy tale. Miseralla, lovely to behold, possesses an ugly personality, while Plain Jane is kindness itself. Their encounter with a disguised fairy, three wishes, and a handsome prince offers enough twists to keep even jaded readers interested.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You're uneasy with the idea of forcing other people to fall in love with you.

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