Title: Cindy Ella
Author: Robin Palmer
Started Date: October 1, 2012
Finished Date: October 1, 2012
Rating: 5/5 stars
Summary from Goodreads:
“Prom fever has infected LA—especially Cindy’s two annoying stepsisters, and her overly Botoxed stepmother. Cindy seems to be the only one immune to it all. But her anti-prom letter in the school newspaper does more to turn Cindy into Queen of the Freaks than close the gap between the popular kids and the rest of the students. Everyone thinks she’s committed social suicide, except for her two best friends, the yoga goddess India and John Hughes worshipping Malcolm, and shockingly, the most popular senior at Castle Heights High and Cindy’s crush, Adam Silver. Suddenly Cindy starts to think that maybe her social life could have a happily ever after. But there’s still the rest of the school to deal with. With a little bit of help from an unexpected source and a fabulous pair of heels, Cindy realizes that she still has a chance at a happily ever after.”
OMG! This is the coolest retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale that I’ve ever read! I am now officially a fan of Robin Palmer, and I’m going to buy and read her other books! Yeah, yeah, I need to calm down! Ok, *deep sigh*, I admit I decided to read this because I was hoping it’ll make me happy after readng a horrible one. And now, I’m happy to say that this book really made my day and has erased all my memories of the horrible book I was talking about earlier. (I’m not going to mention the title of that horrible book because I’m too kind to ruin any reputation, and let’s just code it as the “horrible one”. LOL!)
Anyway, I really fell in love with this book even though I find it so cheesy at first. I had to think like a fifteen year old girl anticipating for prom or rather someone who doesn’t like proms and fairy tales but somehow she acually does. And I like the fact that this book was written and published 5 years ago and some of the character names were from the nineties, even the romantic movies and TV series mentioned. I love Cindy Ella, her wit, guts, intelligence and clumsiness. She’s so funny I laughed in each of her super embarrassing moments! I love her unique and supportive friends, Malcolm and India. I even like her stepmother and step sisters, they are not bad at all. Of course, I love Adam, her prince charming! LOL! He’s sweet and “different”, you’ll know what I mean once you read it.
Yes, you’re right, I’m giving this book 5 stars, because I enjoyed it so much that I finished it in two and a half hours. I’m also putting it in my favorite shelf! I recommend it to everyone who wants to have a good laugh and relieve their past teenage craziness, i mean adventures! LOL!