Ella Enchanted is one of those books from my childhood that I adore. Ella has been given the “gift” og obedience: forced to follow ANY and EVERY command given to her.
If you have never read this book, you should do so. Gail Carson Levine is an amazing writer. The movie that they made went in a completely different direction than the book. The book is more serious and has a much better fantasy grounding.
A lot of kids today have never read this book. They know of the movie before this book. But I am telling you know, put this Cinderella retelling in their hands.