Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to be prettyAza’s singing is the fairest in all the land, and the most unusual. She can “throw” her voice. Parents need to know that Gail Carson Levine’s Fairest is a fairy tale from the author of Ella Enchanted. The heroine, Aza, is refreshingly less attractive than your. This is the story of a magic mirror, a prince, a wicked queen, and a girl with an amazing singing voice.

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Stay up to date on new reviews. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I completely related to Aza, as I’ve delt with self confidence problems, and eating disorders, and everything she felt about herself completely resonated inside me.

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Another thing I noticed was that, in Ella EnchantedPrince Char wrote a letter to Ella in which he commented Ayorthaian nobles hardly ever spoke, but in this book, the nobles seem quite talkative to me. I’m only going to review books I love. Her spirit is taken back to the enchanted mirror, where she discovers that Ivi’s actions have been manipulated by Skulni so that he can take a vacation when Ivi is killed since then Ivi’s spirit would take Skulni’s place and her spirit would be trapped in the mirror until Skulni returns.

En concreto, nuestra protagonista tiene una gran virtud para el canto, pero es fea. Sequel to the Newberry Honor Award-winning Ella Enchanted and a retelling of Snow Whitecompletely 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.

Their whole culture and living situation fascinated me, and I’d say I finally really started enjoying the story around the time Aza view spoiler [ started living with them hide spoiler ] The reason I’ve taken off a star is because the pacing in the beginning of the story could have used some improvement. Retrieved from ” https: Want to Read saving…. There is something so deeply satisfying about falling in love with a book and the world inside that book and then discovering that there are more books by the same author also set in the same world.


This story has a bit of the Snow White story in it, but it had an undertone of evil that was really disturbing. Learn how we rate. Another wonderfully empowering story from Gail Carson Levine. Based on 30 reviews. As long as that took to describe, that’s only about the first 50 or so pages. I HATE it when main characters are this stupid!

The writing is repetitive, and I loathed all the songs.

How do you read the book? Content Advisory for those who want to know: Fairest by Gail Carson Levine is a Fiction lvine and is told in first person.

But seriously, how beautiful is this cover? To ask other readers questions about Fairestplease sign up. Because she has to do what anyone commands her to. It was a great romance, very adventurous, funny, a good sense of character, and after I finished, I wished there was more.

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

Apr 12, Mary rated it it oevine ok Shelves: Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels? Princesses, Fairies, Mermaids, and More. Dec 01, Sella Malin rated it it was amazing. The story is set in the same enchanted universe as Ella Enchantedand halfway through, the levins realizes that this one is loosely based on the Snow White story or at least the one I learned thanks to Walt Disney.

Maybe I hate happiness? The villain was very complicated, and it was easy to feel slightly sympathetic to them when you discovered who was really behind their evilness. It’s a fun read, but not in a ‘fluffy’ way. Gail Carson Levine Fairy Tale My 8-year old loved this book, and so do I.

I just don’t have the patience for the singing or Aza and others talking about how ugly she is every freaking five seconds. Most babies cry, I sang an aria. I don’t hate myself enough to continue to read this book. She’s faiest a flawless, saintly character either. Historical Figures Apps and Games. The incident does not deter her desire to be beautiful, which leads Aza to drink a beauty potion faifest by Skulni, the mysterious, evil creature living in a magic mirror given to Ivi as a wedding gift fsirest the fairy Lucinda.


Aza has faireat beautiful voice and a beautiful spirit but physically she is nothing to be admired. This story is a re-telling of Snow White but it lacks drama and suspense.

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine – review

Aza herself is likable enough but the use of lengthy song lyrics in place of dialogue slows what is already a plodding story and I found lebine simply skipping over them. Left as a baby, Aza is found by a loving innkeeper and wife who raise her as their own. Fairest explores the themes of self-image, self-acceptance, and societies beauty constructs within the framework of a fairy tale setting.

In Ayortha, singing and beauty are prized above all else.

Aza, like Snow White, has white skin, red lips and black hair – but unlike Snow White, this does not make her beautiful in prevailing Ayorthaian standards; on the contrary, she considers herself ugly and is so considered by nearly everybody except carrson Prince Ijori.

It’s a world that loves singing, and the author made up songs for it I just don’t care. Caeson, in this story: She is thoroughly convinced that she is ugly. It kept me entertained just like Ella Enchanted did.

Whereas Ella Enchanted was so brilliant because it answered a question that Cinderella left in a totally plausible way, i.

Levime Written by lollipop November 3, Aza is tall, has dark hair, pale skin, and red lips and is therefore ugly I am playing the world’s smallest violin.