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↠´ Read µ Fairest by Gail Carson Levine Ð When I read a book, especially when I read fantasy, I find myself mentally putting myself in the place of the protagonist 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 I had a hard time enjoying this book at all to start with because the protagonist and I could not bedifferent Superficially, Aza is tall, wide, has dark hair and white skin I m short, small, blond, and tan easily Also she has an amazing singing voice I can t sing to save my life Small things like this could be overlooked if she had some mental or personality characteristic I could identify with or get to like But she doesn t She starts off by being socially awkward, lying to everyone, and allowing herself to be pushed around I HATE it when main characters are this stupid And the prince fa In The Kingdom Of Ayortha, Who Is The Fairest Of Them All Certainly Not Aza She Is Thoroughly Convinced That She Is Ugly What She May Lack In Looks, Though, She Makes Up For With A Kind Heart, And With Something No One Else Has A Magical Voice Her Vocal Talents Captivate All Who Hear Them, And In Ontio Castle They Attract The Attention Of A Handsome Prince And A Dangerous New Queen In This Masterful Novel Filled With Humour, Adventure, Romance, And Song, Newbery Honor Author Gail Carson Levine Invites You To Join Aza As She Discovers How Exquisite She Truly IsAges Sequel to the Newberry Honor Award winning Ella Enchanted and a retelling of Snow White, completely its own, Gail Carson Levine s Fairest tells the story of Aza a young woman with hideous looks yet a voice to make up for them abandoned at an inn when she was a child.
I really enjoyed Ella Enchanted, so I had rather high expectations for Fairest Though the beginning and end were both rather slow, Gail s tasteful writing and curious plot in between helped to make up for it I greatly admire how Gail can so boldly weave unique cultures and intricate languages into her stories The characters, I had a hard time coping with Aza s battle with discovering inner beauty was certainly relate able, but I didn t feel like she truly struggled with it at least enough to make me empa I pulled this book off of the Young Adult shelves expecting some light fiction, but I really enjoyed some of the deeper meanings behind this story Yes, it is a retelling of Snow White, but with insights that really apply to most women today.
First of all, the two most prominent female characters are alike in that they find themselves unacceptable like two sides of a coin, even their names are like each other One, however, becomes the villain, and the other, the heroine But Levine paints the two characters so you can see how one, in coming to accept herself as she is, finds happiness and bestows grace on those around her, and how the other, in hating herself and trying to be other than what she is, ends up destroying the kingdom Women are so good at obsessing over their weaknesses an extra ten pounds, a lower grade in When I read a book, especially when I read fantasy, I find myself mentally putting myself in the place of the protagonist 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 I had a hard time enjoying this book at all to start with because the protagonist and I could not bedifferent Superficially, Aza is tall, wide, has dark hair and white skin I m short, small, blond, and tan easily Also she has an amazing singing voice I can t sing to save my life Small things like this could be overlooked if she had some mental or personality characteristic I could identify with or get to like But she doesn t She starts off by being socially awkward, lying to everyone, and allowing herself to be pushed around I HATE it when main characters are this stupid And the prince fa This was a really pathetic book a sad departure Levine s other fantastic novels The idea was interesting a take on the story of Snow White where her desirable trait isn t beauty, but instead is her singing voice , but the execution was horrible.
The book staggered under one major inconsistency the main character is horribly ugly, but the prince falls in love with her very quickly anyway Hopelessly romantic Perhaps But I call it an inconsistency because Aza was not only unlovely, but almost unlovable Many wonderful heroines are not particularly beautiful Jane Eyre, Jo March, Anne Shirley, Princess Amy, etc , but they have wit, strength, courage, charm, or passion that makes them remarkable Aza had none of these she was whiny, miserabl This was a really pathetic book a sad departure Levine s other fantastic novels The idea was interesting a take on the story of Snow White where her desirable trait isn t beauty, but instead is her singing voice , but the execution was horrible.
The book staggered under one major inconsistency the main character is horribly ugly, but the prince falls in love with her very quickly anyway Hopelessly romantic Perhaps But I call it an inconsistency because Aza was not only unlovely, but almost unlovable Many wonderful heroines are not particularly beautiful Jane Eyre, Jo March, Anne Shirley, Princess Amy, etc , but they have wit, strength, courage, charm, or passion that makes them remarkable Aza had none of these she was whiny, miserabl The title of this book suggests that the story would be a fantastic tale about a beautiful young girl in distress who is the Fairest of all waiting to be scooped away by a fine handsome prince But that is not the story of this book at all which makes it really unique especially that the title totally negates the actual description of the main character and of the main conflict of the story I liked that the main character is not those stereotypical female heroines in fantasies I also like that there are no total makeovers done in the character despite her imperfect physical characteristics.
It was really hard for me to decide between 4 and 5 stars I wish I could give it 4 1 2 Fairest takes place in the same world as Ella Enchanted, and has one or 2 characters from that book, which is excellent, because that book is one of my most favorites In fact, this world seemed instantly recognizable, after reading Ella Enchanted It was like revisiting that book, in a way.
It s a take on Snow White, but only in the loosest of ways, and only after 200 pages That s the area that I wanted to give 4 starsor even less The story is about a girl named Aza who is found as a baby by owners of an inn She is different looking than everyone else around her, and she finds herself very ugly Think Snow White s appearance, but in a world that doesn t appreciate that asthetic She also lives in a world that loves singing Singing for a Snow White is a story that doesn t necessarily appeal to me It s about beauty and jealousy and the cliche evil stepmother That is not what this book is about Fairest is an incredibly subvervise retelling The main character is not beautiful, and the queen is not jealous of her beauty Aza s most praised quality is her beautiful singing voice She s not a flawless, saintly character either I like the message sent here around beauty, that everyone is beautiful to someone Snow White has such an emphasis on beauty, and it was nice to see that subverted VERDICT Gail Carson Levine s retellings are truly so amazing, and I m so glad I read these as a kid Definitely recommended to preteens, although maybe not quite as much as Ella Enchanted.
Snow White but so muchWhen I picked up this volume I was unaware of the ties to Ella Enchanted so I giggled maniacally when I came to mentions of Sir Peter of Frell and Areida I love Ella but I feel like with Aza there is so muchlike Levine simply stepped everthing up a notch I think people tend to see fairy tales as having to be about the pretty princess getting the handsome prince and happily ever after, but personally I love fairytales because they can call into question what is beauty What is friendship What is love What is happiness And they ask these questions in a way that makes you see the story as if there was a fun house mirror but it has been taken away Aza has a beautiful voice and a beautiful spirit but physically she is no Once I started to read this I couldn t stop it took me two days to read it and it was good Fairest by Gail Carson Levine is a Fiction book and is told in first person Fairy Lucinda has done it again but instead of having a gift to obey like in Ella Enchanted this time it s a magic mirror Ever since Aza was left on her adoptive parents doorstep as a baby, she s been a mystery She is plain looking, with large bones, pale white skin, ruby red lips, a big sphere of a face and round button eyes For all this, though, she makes up with a beautiful, even magical voice In the kingdom of Ayortha, music and singing are prized among all other gifts, sometimes they sing for no reason which I didn t get, and Aza has the most beautiful voice in her whole region What Aza has that all other Ayorthaians don t have, is the gift of illusing, of throwing one s voice and mimicki I don t love Fairest as much as Ella Enchanted, but I still find this is one of those classic fairy tale retellings that deserves repeated reads I ve read this one quite a few times but apparently it never occurred to me how much of a Snow White retelling it really is And how young Aza is Sequel to the Newberry Honor Award winning Ella Enchanted and a retelling of Snow White, completely its own, Gail Carson Levine s Fairest tells the story of Aza a young woman with hideous looks yet a voice to make up for them abandoned at an inn when she was a child.
I really enjoyed Ella Enchanted, so I had rather high expectations for Fairest Though the beginning and end were both rather slow, Gail s tasteful writing and curious plot in between helped to make up for it I greatly admire how Gail can so boldly weave unique cultures and intricate languages into her stories The characters, I had a hard time coping with Aza s battle with discovering inner beauty was certainly relate able, but I didn t feel like she truly struggled with it at least enough to make me empa

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↠´ Read µ Fairest by Gail Carson Levine Ð izmirescort.pro Just letting you all know I m only going to review books I love There s enough negative criticism without me piling on A book is too hard to write.Gail Carson Levine grew up in New York City and began writing seriously in 1987 Her first book for children, Ella Enchanted, was a 1998 Newbery Honor Book Levine s other books include Fairest Dave at Night, an ALA Notable Book and Best Book for