Having already read gregory maguire's wicked i was something less than thrilled when i got roped into reading confessions of an ugly stepsister for a decidedly informal book discussion group. Far more than a mere fairy-tale, confessions of an ugly stepsister is a novel of beauty and betrayal, illusion and understanding, reminding us that deception can be unearthed--and love unveiled--in the most unexpected of places. I give confessions of an ugly stepsister by gregory maguire 75 out of 10 buy/borrow/bypass: borrow fans of gregory maguire should check this book out and experience another one of his interesting takes on a classic story.
Confessions of an ugly stepsister beauty is no end in itself, but if it makes our lives less miserable so that we might be more kind—well, then, let’s have beauty, painted on our porcelain, hanging on our walls, ringing through our stories.
A revisionist view of cinderella's adoptive family dominates this brilliantly plotted fantasy from maguire, a popular children's book author whose first adult novel, wicked (1995), offered a similar reimagining of the land of oz.
Confessions of an ugly stepsister, based on the book by gregory maguire, attempts to address gender politics, bigotry and conformity with a reworking of the grimm fairy tale cinderella from. Confessions of an ugly stepsister - a novel gregory maguire publisher: william morrow 0 12 0 summary is this new land a place where magics really happen from gregory maguire, the acclaimed author of wicked, comes his much-anticipated second novel, a brilliant and provocative retelling of the timeless cinderella tale.
Confessions of an ugly stepsister is gregory maguire's twisted take on the classic cinderella fairytale the novel is set in seventeenth-century holland, where two homely-looking sisters, iris and ruth, have fled from england with their mother, margarethe.