Just Ella (The Palace Chronicles #1) by: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Published :March 2007
Version Read : Paperback
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Being a princess isn’t all that…
You’ve heard the fairy tale: a glass slipper, Prince Charming, happily ever after…
Welcome to reality: royal genealogy lessons, needlepoint, acting like “a proper lady,” and—worst of all—a prince who is not the least bit interesting, and certainly not charming.
As soon-to-be princess Ella deals with her new-found status, she comes to realize she is not “your majesty” material. But breaking off a royal engagement is no easy feat, especially when you’re crushing on another boy in the palace… For Ella to escape, it will take intelligence, determination, and spunk—and no ladylike behavior allowed.
I couldn’t finish this book. I haven’t stopped without finishing a book in a very long time. I don’t know if it’s the story or if it’s the author’s writing style, but it annoyed me from the first page. I’ve only read about 30 something pages and I’m perfectly okay stopping here. That doesn’t bode well for a book.