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Stepsister

ISBN: 9781338576467

Author: Jennifer Donnelly

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Grades

7-8

Ages

12 & Up

Language

English

Book Type

Novel

Format

Paperback

Pages

352

Dimensions

6x9

Description

Isabelle should be blissfully happy... She's about to marry a prince.

Except that Isabelle isn't the girl who lost the slipper. And the glass shoe on her foot is filling with blood...

Isabelle isn't the beauty who captured the prince's heart. She's the ugly stepsister who cut off her toes to fool him. When the prince discovers Isabelle's deception, she's banished. It's no more than Isabelle deserves. She's a plain girl in a world that values beauty. A stubborn girl in a world that wants her to be pliant. Her destiny is a life of misery.

That's what Isabelle believes until she finds herself in the midst of a battle between Fate and Chance. Cruel Fate believes that an "ugly" girl with so much bitterness in her heart can never change her destiny. Roguish Chance believes otherwise. And so, Isabelle is given the opportunity to harness strength she never knew she possessed, and learns that while "pretty" is a noose around your neck, "ugly" is the sword that cuts you free.

Themes

Cleverness & Resourcefulness, Determination & Perseverance, Fractured Fairy Tales, Tough Stuff/Issues, Overcoming Obstacles, Popularity & Fitting In, Retellings & Adaptations, Siblings

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