Fairest [Gail Carson Levine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to be pretty Aza’s singing. Fairest is Gail Carson Levine’s take on the story of Snow White. Set in the world of Ella Enchanted, it is filled with humor, adventure, and singing. Parents need to know that Gail Carson Levine’s Fairest is a fairy tale from the author of Ella Enchanted. The heroine, Aza, is refreshingly less attractive than your.
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There is kissing and mild fantasy violence, along levune some magical elements. The story is set in the same enchanted universe as Ella Enchantedand halfway through, the reader realizes that this one is loosely based on the Snow White story or at least the one I learned thanks to Walt Disney.
This is a really great book and I recome it to all of you! Going to find something else to fit the “A Grimm Tale” square. Which is why my very favorite books of all time are the books that have strongly developed protagonists that I can identify with well in some way or another. Not just in the way that all fairy tales are rather predictable, but in the way that makes the book really boring because the main character is being such a blind fool, predictable.
The heroine, Aza, is refreshingly less attractive than your average protagonist and suffers from quite a bit of self-doubt because of it.
Jul 20, Riannon rated it it was ok. A spin off of the fairytale Snow white, this was a nice, new rendition of the old fable. I cried, I laughed, I enjoyed this story.
Anyway, Aza falls in love with the Prince Ijori and Prince Ijori falls in love with het too, not caring that she is ugly. Fairest is a nice and entertaining retelling of Snow White, and I would have enjoyed it a lot levlne had Pevine not believed it would be as good as Ella Enchanted. An interesting twist on the Snow White fairy tale.
The King decides to abdicate in favor of his nephew, since he still loves Carsob but does not trust her with having access to power, and retires with Ivi to the southern castle.
Here, there wasn’t any payoff, the people who were mean to her never get punished and the resolution is a giant Deus Ex Machina. I generously gave it two stars because there are probably some young girls who would enjoy the fairy tale aspect despite all the cheesy and irritating elements.
Return to Book Page. Feb 03, Deborah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aza herself was a good character too, though I probably would have related to her more when I was much younger and still struggling with self-image issues. As for some of those fantastical creatures, I adored the gnomes the most.
This story had such an amazing theme of struggling against vanity and discovering inner beauty. Of course everyone who read “Ella Enchanted” dislikes her already – it was so much easier to use her, than to actually design a characterization for someone who would hand out such a dangerous gift at weddings.
Her vocal talents captivate all who hear them, and in Ontio Castle they attract the attention of a handsome prince – and a dang In the kingdom of Ayortha, who is the fairest of them all? Also, the prince likes her almost immediately, before he has any chance to get to know her: What’s the Name o Adult Written by lollipop November 3, I was also a little disappointed that we don’t find out who Aza’s birth parents were.
Was it because he was handsome? Innocent words of love exchanged.
When I read a book, especially when I read fantasy, I find myself mentally putting myself in the place of the protagonist. A few things you may want to know: I love how Levine intertwines the original gaik of snow white and Ella Fairewt with interesting new characters, settings, and plotline.
I greatly admire how Gail can so boldly weave unique cultures and intricate languages into her stories! She bears three children, all of whom greatly resemble their father but have htun hair and can illuse just like their mother.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I listened to this on audio book, which had a full cast which I think made the experience better for me.
Pages to import images to Wikidata. She also lives in a world that loves singing. The story Snow White is the way it is because she can throw her singing voice??? May 17, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: Her sister says she is kind, csrson we never see her acting like it. I like the message sent here around beauty, that everyone is beautiful to someone.
Aza awakens back in Gnome Caverns with a newfound respect for herself. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because there are some books I like more. I’ve never been so glad I didn’t have the audio book.
Aza becomes beautiful, but still remains self-conscious about farest.
The main character Aza is very ugly and unlike most YA where ugly isn’t ugly, she’s described as actually not attractive. Apr 19, Colleen Houck added it Shelves: It was delightful to experience a similar setting to Ella Enchanted view spoiler [ Areida was the main character’s younger sister! I soon found out that the magic mirror made queen Ivi prettier but she was already pretty.
That’s basically the description Levine gave. Also, as usual with Levine’s writings and fantasy books in general, there were ogres, gnomes, a magic mirror, etc.