Sunday, December 7, 2008


Fairest Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

rating: 4 of 5 stars

I went into this book knowing very little about it, and for that I was glad, because I had no preconceptions about how the story SHOULD go. I just thoroughly enjoyed it for what it is. (So you hopefully won't find any spoilers in my review!)

Fairest is the story of Maid Aza, the adopted daughter of innkeepers. Circumstances force her to attend the royal wedding, to her extreme mortification because she is widely regarded as ogre-ishly ugly and she feels extremely self-conscious. But with her good heart and a beautiful singing voice, she attracts the attention of the court.

The romance was simple and sweet. But the message about the true nature of beauty carries the day. This is my in person book club's choice for this month, and I also think it would make a great mother-daughter read. I would recommend this award-winning book for girls of all ages starting at about 4th grade on up.

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Corinne said...

I liked this one!! I agree, good for kids :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds so cute :)