Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Genre: J Fantasy

Blurb (on back of book): How can a fairy's blessing be such a curse?
At her birth, Ella of Frell was the unfortunate recipient of a foolish fairy's gift — the "gift" of obedience. Ella must obey any order given to her whether its hopping on one foot for a day and a half, or chopping off her own head! But strong-willed Ella does not tamely accept her fate. Against a bold backdrop of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella goes on a quest to break the curse — once and for all.


This book was pretty good. I read it quite a long time ago, possibly a year or two. But I can still remember all of the details. I haven't read any of Gail C Levine's other books, but Ella Enchanted was amazing. I loved the characters. This is a book that I someday read again, maybe alone, maybe to others. This was a fun story, with a lot of fantasy elements. This book strayed from the movie a lot. In fact, some of it was completely different. I liked the book and the movie equally, though the book may have been better in a way, while the movie was good in its own perspective.

I love Ella. She is so determined. She is a good female mentor and someone that girls can look up to. I think that this is a very good book. I would recommend it to fifth- and sixth-graders, though some older or younger children might also like it.

Main Character: Ella of Frell
Sidekick(s): Prince Charmont, etc
Villain: Lucinda
Fantasy Elements: Unreal creatures, magical items, etc