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The Ugly Duckling
The Ugly Duckling
Author: Iris Johansen
If fate suddenly made you more beautiful that you ever dreamed possible, would it be the beginning of a fairy tale, or your worst nightmare? — The brutal attack should have killed anybody, but Nell Calder did more than survive. She emerged a woman transformed, with an exquisite beauty found only in fairy tales. Nell Calder deserved a happy ending...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553569919
ISBN-10: 0553569910
Publication Date: 12/1/1996
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 542 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 11
I could not put this one down. Riveting mystery, great love story - this book has it all. Surviving a brutal attack, Nell has her destroyed face recreated and made beautiful. But will that be enough to keep her attacker from finding her and finishing the job he started? How can she escape when she doesn't know who wants her dead or why? A very good read!
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Helpful Score: 10
This is a great mystery with a bit of a different twist. The main character was strong and intelligent. Actually, all the characters were well-developed. I enjoyed the story very much.
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Helpful Score: 10
Iris Johansen tells a great story, and her characters are always a little quirky, which keeps them interesting. She also does great bad guys, and these are among her best. I was sorry to finish it!
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Helpful Score: 9
This would make a great Angelina Jolie film. A plain-looking, insecure woman is maimed because of a grudge she is not aware of, and through the miracle of plastic surgery becomes a tough, martial arts and weapon-wielding babe. Though not a realistic story, you'll nonetheless find yourself turning the pages to see what happens next.
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Helpful Score: 8
Iris Johansen keeps you on your toes in "The Ugly Duckling." The main character, Nell Calder, survives an attack by a knife-wielding maniac only to discover her entire world has turned upside down. This book kept me captivated for days until I finished it. It's a great read.
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This was a new author for me. The book seemed to hold my interest with an interesting plot.
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This is an older book but well worth getting; I read this years ago and HAD to reread it. Haunting story about an overweight girl who is transformed....
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Great mystery you can't put down.


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