Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram
- Pub. Date:October 1, 2014
- Publisher: Bluefields
- Pages: 269
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Ella has been through hell and we are thrown right into it. Ella and her mother get in a car accident, one that ends up killing her mom and disabling Ella along with most of her body suffering from burns from the accident. I felt for her so much, I was so angry for her and sad and happy, everything she felt, I felt. There is a lot of pretty heavy topics touched in the book such as bullying, depression, divorce, death and much more.
Then there was her family, her new family. After her mom passed away she had to move in with her dad who abandoned her when she was just a little girl. Believe me when I say you will hate him for majority of the book, there is so much I want to say but I think it will be spoilerish and remove the shock factor. There is also the "evil" step sisters, although one eventually came around while the other was truly a nasty piece of work. As for the step-mom, you can tell she had good intentions she was just rather clueless on how to go about it. Even though things were pretty bad in the beginning I like how it all worked out in the end for everyone involved in that household.
Overall Cinder & Ella is a perfect in-between book. It's a fast paced read, it dug deep while still being a fun read with all the stuff that just makes you feel good while reading an incredibly amazing book.
~"A great character needs trials to overcome experiences to give them depth, to make them vulnerable, relatable, and likable. Good characters need hardships to make them strong. The idea makes sense, but it still sucks if you're the heroine. -Ella
~"She's taken herself out of my life, and I can't accept that. Ella belongs with me." -Brian
~"True beauty comes from inside a person. If you feel beautiful, then you'll look beautiful to others no matter what's on the surface." -Vivian