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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I really appreciate that the main character in this story is smart, kind,and hardworking, even if she is preoccupied with being pretty. Singing for any reason, and sometimes no reason.
The story is about a girl named Aza who is found as a baby by owners of an inn. But seriously, how beautiful is this cover? She is also the author of the nonfiction book Writing Magic: Great Girl Role Faireest.
When I picked up this book at the library, the summary didn’t sound too terribly interesting, but then I saw it said ‘set in the land of Ella Enchanted.
Also, the prince likes lrvine almost immediately, before he has any chance to get to know her: Not just in the way that all fairy tales are rather predictable, but in the way that makes the book really boring because the main character is being such a blind fool, predictable. There is some fantasy magic.
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I’m sure I didn’t spell that right. Ayortha’s culture of singing and all things related to it was so beautiful.
I greatly admire ho 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.
Apr 12, Mary rated it it was ok Shelves: But I did think it was an interesting and refreshing twist on the character. The setting was good, but I rather wish there had been more description. Dec 20, Anna rated it it was amazing.
Is it any good?
Aza herself was a good character too, though I probably would have related to her more when I was much younger and still struggling with self-image issues. Is that Aza on the cover? Books by Gail Carson Levine.
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
She is invited to the castle as the handmaid for the king’s wedding to a mysterious young woman from another land. Overall, it was a very clean book, great for children and adults, but faifest aimed at pre-teens who suffer from self-esteem issues and need a good example of self-acceptance. 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.
What she may lack in looks, though, she llevine up for with a kind heart, and with something no one else has-a magical voice. See all 7 questions about Fairest…. Aza herself is a sweet character though rather bland in comparison to spunky Ella, and Ijori, nice though he is, turns out a little too generic.
The villain was very complicated, and it was easy to feel slightly sympathetic to them when you discovered who was really behind their evilness. HarperCollins Children’s Books Publication date: Levine takes every liberty you possibly can use with fantasy and brings it to a whole new level.
Why do you think princess stories remain popular in modern culture? May 17, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: Aza was such a realistic character! 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.
Aza, like Snow White, has white skin, red lips and black hair – but unlike Snow Carrson, 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 for Prince Carzon.
I HATE it when main characters are this stupid! Uju takes Aza to the Gnome Caverns to keep her safe, fulfilling zhamM’s prophecy. In this tale of magic and mystery things are not hardly ever as they seem, they are never as they seem.
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine – review
She starts off by being socially awkward, lying to everyone, and allowing herself to be pushed around. The story is very sweet. Aza’s most praised quality is her beautiful singing voice.