I LOVED THIS STORY!
If you're anti-prom like I was and also the unpoplar person in school, you will relate to this book 100%!! (especially if you also had a crush on a popular person..)
The story line flows nicely and Cindy goes through a lot before things take a turn for the better, but it's all interesting and funny how it all works out.
Cindy Ella Gold (real name) is a student at Castle Heights High. She's all the time writing letters to the editor of the school paper (the Courier), because of the content. When the paper prints only prom articles, Cindy is outraged that they would think that all the students care about is the prom. So, of course, what better to do that write another letter? Cindy never thought that her letter would get printed, because they never do. But, when it does, she's the most popular dork there is. The only people that aren't ragging on her is her best friends, India and Malcolm and the cyber friend BklynBoy. Now from the Clones (her step sisters, Ashley and Britney) to her new tutor, everything is going hay wire, but it won't be the end if Cindy has anything to do with it.And, with a little help and a big date, Cindy might just get her fairy tale ending after all. And it's from the most unexpected source of all.
Cindy Ella is great. I'm the type who usually steers clear of the whole fairy tale remake, but this book I couldn't put down. I was very impressed on Robin Palmer's insight and how the story was told. Cindy is very likable and her step sisters are brats. But, that makes all the fun. With witty dialog and interesting twists and turns, you'll be able to see why it only took a few hours to finish this one. I'm sure you'll be a fan also,if you like the modern day fairy tales.
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Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com
Cindy's tired of hearing about the prom everywhere she goes. She's so tired of it that she writes a letter to the editor of the school newspaper bashing the prom. She targets the superficial traditions of the search for the right dress, the best shoes, and the popularity contests of the king and queen.
Instead, she wishes that people would obsess over real world problems. Unfortunately, she's about the only one who feels this way -- and now the whole school's decided that she really is a freak.
Besides her two best friends (who ARE going to the prom), three people back up Cindy in her ideals. Her father is impressed with her letter, her gay SAT tutor admires her guts, and the boy she IMs thinks she's got the right idea. In fact, he turns out to be the uber-popular Adam Silver, who would rather take Cindy out on a date during prom night, but never to the prom.
This modern fairy tale takes the ball out of the equation, but still shows that the prince can fall for the princess and that they can have fun on their own terms.