Before Midnight

Before Midnight

[a Retelling of Cinderella]

Book - 2007
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"ONCE UPON A TIME"
IS TIMELESS


Etienne de Brabant is brokenhearted. His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him alone with an infant daughter he cannot bear to name. But before he abandons her for king and court, he brings a second child to be raised alongside her, a boy whose identity he does not reveal.

The girl, La Cendrillon, and the boy, Raoul, pass sixteen years in the servants' care until one day a very fine lady arrives with her two daughters. The lady has married La Cendrillon's father, and her arrival changes their lives.

When an invitation to a great ball reaches the family, La Cendrillon's new stepmother will make a decision with far-reaching effects. Her choice will lead La Cendrillon and Raoul toward their destiny -- a choice that will challenge their understanding of family, test their loyalty and courage, and, ultimately, teach them who they are.
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, c2007.
ISBN: 9781416934714
1416934715
Branch Call Number: YA DOK
Characteristics: 193 p. ; 18 cm.
Alternative Title: Cinderella

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indigo_fox_109
Dec 06, 2015

I really liked how her stepmothers weren't despicable, but really?! love at first sight? really.
Otherwise it was a good book

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erin89
Dec 22, 2014

I found this book to be incredibly predictable, and not because it is a retelling of a well known fairytale. So little happens in the first half of the book that I read the first two chapters and then read the last two chapters and wasn't confused or lost in the slightest. Its not terrible, just don't expect anything great.

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lisha29
Jun 24, 2012

I really enjoyed this fairy tale retelling (which, to be honest, based on the cover - I'm surprised).

It was teen angsty like the cover suggested to me it might be, it was actually well written and a creative take on an old classic.

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khbh
Dec 28, 2011

Great twist on the original Cinderella story. This book will leave you on the edge of your seat; very unpridictable!

crystal_dark Oct 06, 2011

This story is a very interesting Re-Telling of Cinderella with several interesting characters and twists that shape the story in unexpected but intriguing ways. This is a great story that keeps the reader interested and makes the reader want to keep reading till the end.

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khbh
Dec 28, 2011

khbh thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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FrostyViolette
Jul 25, 2011

FrostyViolette thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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crystal_dark Nov 05, 2011

“Over and over, we start our own tales, compose our own stories, whether our lives are short or long. Until at last all our beginnings come down to just one end, and the tale of who we are is done.”

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