Did you enjoy the ending of your book? Why or why not? Describe an alternate ending and why it would or wouldn't be as good a choice as the ending the author chose.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Elizabyth Ladwig
The protagonist in my book is Ash. Her positive traits are that she is kind, smart, and very humble. But those are also her negative traits. She is too kind to tell her "evil stepmother" off when she should and too humble to think that she deserves a better life than the one she has now. You don't see too much of these traits in the beginning of the book, but they come out when Ash is forced to be her stepmother and stepsister's servant. They make the whole plot. If Ash thought more of herself she would've just left her stepmother's house and found somewhere else to stay. Without them, there would be no story.


  1. Do you think that Ash will suddenly gain the confidence needed to tell her stepmother how she really feels? How long do you think that will take? If she did it would turn the whole story around.

  2. Yeah, she does get the confidence, and more or less tells her off. It takes until the last 20 pages or so.

  3. Is it just me, or does this sound a lot like Cinderella?

    Evil stepmother, stepsister, shy servant girl?

    Did you ever make that connection?

  4. Is it a positive trait to be able to "tell someone off"?


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