Ella Enchanted (Trophy Newbery) by Gail Carson Levine is on sale in ebook format for $1.99. This book goes on sale periodically but it it such a WONDERFUL book that I always want to share it in case someone out there hasn't read it yet. Or in case you know of a young reader with an ebook reader that would love to read it. It's a great book for any age and I love it. This was one of the books that was first released and very popular when I first started building SurLaLune so I have additional reasons for loving it. I have always resented the movie version for being nothing like the book whatsoever.
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 it's 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.
In this incredible debut novel comes the richly entertaining story of Ella of Frell, who at birth was given the gift of obedience by a fairy. Ella soon realizes that this gift is little better than a curse, for how can she truly be herself if at anytime anyone can order her to hop on one foot, or cut off her hand, or betray her kingdom'and she'll have to obey? Against a bold tapestry of princes, ogres, giants, wicked stepsisters, and fairy godmothers, Ella's quest to break the curse once and for all and discover who she really is is as sharply funny as Catherine, Called Birdy and as richly poignant as Beauty, and has all the marks of a classic in the making.