I can’t believe I missed this one as a kid! I love fairy tale retellings. As you might imagine from the title, this one is a retelling of Cinderella, with a twist: Ella was cursed as a baby by a good but clueless fairy with the gift of obedience. This creates all the conflict in the tale, and explains why her stepmother and stepsisters were able to abuse her as much as they did. Also, she knew the prince for quite awhile before the ball, which is new… and the ball is masked, so the prince didn’t realize it was her. So fun!
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