Ella Enchanted is my favorite book. The one on my shelf, bless its heart, is falling apart. It’s kind of like the comfort food of books for me. I love the simplistic love story. I have read the book at least 20 times. I acknowledge that it’s odd to have read this book so many times. I just feel that when I’m reading a new book I’m taking a risk. I’m investing a few hours of my life into a story that I might not like. I reread books for the times when I want a guaranteed return on my investment.
For those of you who are confusing or replacing the book with the movie, I feel for you. Despite my issues with Anne Hathaway (which is another problem in itself), I am able to sit through and enjoy the cheesy movie as long as I don’t connect it to the book. I mean, they kept the names of people, different places, and a few random plot points the same. But other than that it’s offensive to the world to call them the same thing.
As I was saying, I love the simplistic love story. It is a short easy read and leaves you with the feels. It's not just good, it's GRRReat!
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