Fairest

Fairest

Book - 2008
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In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza eventually comes to reconcile her unconventional appearance and her magical voice, and learns to accept herself for who she truly is.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2008, c2006.
Edition: 1st HarperTrophy ed. --
ISBN: 9780060734107
0060734108
Branch Call Number: J FIC Levin
Characteristics: 326, 16 p.

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dragongirl454
Apr 05, 2017

a wonderful new take on what really happened with Snow White.

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SenaDoling
Jan 28, 2017

Gail Carson Levine has written a very lovely story about value, friendship and a bit of romance.

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BeccaC123
Jul 08, 2016

I absoulutely loved this book and I recommend this novel ages 10 and above. In the kingdom of Ayortha, there is a baby girl named Aza. But Aza is thoroughly convinced that she is ugly. What she may lack in looks, though, she makes up for with a kind heart, and with something no one else has, a magical voice. In Ontio Castle they attract the attention of a handsome prince and a dangerous new queen. The queen would do anything to be the fairest of them all! The message in this novel is that, "True beauty is within". Ijori is sweet because he loves Ava for what she looks like and what she is! I'm definitely going to read this book again.

LPL_RachaelH Dec 30, 2014

Aza is blessed with a wonderful family and beautiful voice. She lives in a kingdom where beauty and singing are the two most important pieces of a person. The only problem is that Aza isn't pretty. This is a good story about finding yourself and loving who you are. None of the characters in Fairest are perfect and several of them make very large mistakes but the character's interactions and redemptions are what make Fairest a good read.

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gofar7
Nov 03, 2014

I think this book is amazing. Romantic and mysterious.I think this book is sort of related to snow white

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PY_Display
Aug 13, 2014

Gail Levine is a master mistress at being able to twist and reinvent fairy tales to make a supremely entertaining read appropriate for children.

Aza exists in the same universe as "Ella Enchanted". She is an excellent singer, but far out of step with the culture's beauty standards. When she is asked/ blackmailed by the new princess (who cannot sing) to sing for her, Aza does her best. But when she is found out, keeping her head attached to her neck is going to take some doing.

Somewhat based on the story of Snow White, audiences will enjoy this story of prejudice, choice and redemption.

Absolutely beautiful!

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tonging
Jun 25, 2014

I love how, instead of using dwarfs, who didn't exist in that world, she used gnomes instead ( who did ).

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sofa2001
Apr 13, 2014

Aza and I both sing. But only she can illuse. It doesn't matter whether a person is pretty or not, I think. Too bad that Aza didn't think so. I'm glad it worked out in the end, though.

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strathconauser
Sep 15, 2013

a good read

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Nov 03, 2014

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gofar7
Nov 03, 2014

The fairy lucinda has once given a dreadful to ella the gift of obedience but this time it is a mysterious magical mirror .Aza is definitely not the fairest of them all.The mirror belongs to..........sorry you'll have to read the book and see what happens next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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