Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ella Enchanted

By: Gail Carson Levine

This Newbery Honor book follows Ella, and the challenges she faces after a fairy gives her the "gift" of obedience as an infant. Ella must follow direct commands - she can't disobey, even when she wants to. When her mother dies, Ella is sent to finishing school where one of the other girls discovers that Ella will do whatever she is told. Eventually, Ella runs away from school, but she still has to figure out how to break the curse.

Mrs. Senechal says:
Great book! It is amazing to think about what life would be like if you had to obey every command given you, good or bad. Ella has a good sense of humor, and the other characters are fun, too. The author really makes the fairy tale lands and creatures come to life through her descriptions. This is a wonderful story!


Anonymous said...

I've seen this movie and it's awesome. Carley S

Anonymous said...

I watched the movie but not the book is it good? Emma C.

Mrs. Senechal said...

I loved the book but haven't seen the movie!