Book Summary

    How can a fairy's blessing be such a curse?

    At her birth, Ella of Frell was given a foolish fairy's gift—the "gift" of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it's hopping on one foot for a day or chopping off her own head!

    But strong-willed Ella does not tamely accept her fate. She goes on a quest, encountering ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, fairy godmothers, and handsome princes, determined to break the curse—and live happily ever after.
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    Author

    Gail Carson Levine

    Year Published

    1997

    Lexile Measure

    670L

    Categories

    8-12, adventure, Award Winning, English, Girls, in corpus, made into movie, magic, Reluctant Reader, sci fi/fantasy

    ISBN 13

    9780590920681

    Profanity

    low

    Sexuality

    none

    Violence

    mild

    Goodreads Rating

    3.96

    # Ratings

    326292

    # of Words

    52576

Book Summary

How can a fairy's blessing be such a curse?

At her birth, Ella of Frell was given a foolish fairy's gift—the "gift" of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her, whether it's hopping on one foot for a day or chopping off her own head!

But strong-willed Ella does not tamely accept her fate. She goes on a quest, encountering ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, fairy godmothers, and handsome princes, determined to break the curse—and live happily ever after.
(summary from amazon.com)