Seeing Cinderella (Paperback)
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Short Description for Seeing Cinderella Callie is not having a good start to her sixth-grade year. Her hair is frizzy, her best friend, Ellen, is acting weird, and she finds out that she needs glasses. And they aren't exactly cute, trendy glasses--they are hideously large and geeky. But Callie soon finds out that they aren't just any glasses--they are magical. And she can read people's thoughts.
- Published: 20 March 2012
- Format: Paperback 225 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781442429260 ISBN 10: 1442429267
- Sales rank: 220,482
Reviews for Seeing Cinderella
Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist
My rating: 5/5 stars
May contain some spoilers
Calliope is kind of a loner and she likes to write stories. She's kind of geeky, and it certainly doesn't help that she'll need glasses.
That's when her sort of fairy godmother steps in, and that's when Callie receives her magical glasses. And they're magical because they let her see people's hidden thoughts. And she realizes that nothing's like she thought it was.
I really don't want to spoil too much, because this is such a wonderful story to read! Basically she learns that nothing's what it seems and everyone has hidden secrets, even the friends you think you know the best. Or your parents. And the one you think is the bad guy, isn't always. The motives behind people's actions might not be what you think they are. And, the most important thing I should've known when I was growing up: What ever you think about yourself, it may not be what the others thinks.
I have to say that I absolutely adore the picture of Jenny the 7th grader (can be found on her homepage)!
It's about excactly the same as mine! I'm few years younger than Jenny, so in my 7th grade picture I'm not wearing polo shirt, but a flanel shirt. Orange. And brown. And my glasses were a little smaller, since it was year.. umm.. seriously, I can't remember and I'm too lazy to count.
But anyway. I was the girl with the frizzy hair (I do have frizzy hair still, but now I know how to use straightening iron...). I was also 10 cm's (4 inches) taller than any other boy or girl in my class. So yeah, I feel the pain.
I also had louzy best friend, who made me and this other girl compete for her attention, until she found a boyfriend, and me and the other girl became friends. So it was kind of painful to read this book, but painful only because it reminds us, the girls with frizzy hair, what it was like to be that age. Especially when you didn't have magical glasses! Just ordinary ones. And nearly braces *shudder* It's nice to see how someone excactly like you, or me, survives it.
This is the book for all those frizzy haired girls who survived, or will survive, their lives even without the magical glasses!
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