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Ing s stepsister readies herself to finally meet her husband and Xing Xing readies herself for of the same ol shit But when a really pretty horrible spoilery thing happens Xing Xing decides SHE will attend the festival as well Unfortunately before Xing Xing has a chance to really enjoy herself she is spotted and well Unfortunately before Xing Xing has a chance to really enjoy herself she is spotted and make a uick break for it And in the process loses a shoe Wouldn t you know it the Prince had attended the festival and has his mind made up that whoever fits the shoe shall be his wife You know the rest My lack of enjoyment of this story is most likely my own fault I ve said before I m not a big fan of the Disney Princess stories and this one was a little too like the original for me to totally et on board I don t know what to say for myself except if I went to the ball I d want to Intimate Secrets (The Love and Danger Series get my drink on and not have some super creeper who I never even met before occupying all my time on the dance floor Thanks but This selection was chosen as part of my library s Winter Reading Challenge Only ONE book and the limited edition coffee mug will be MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE This was a retelling of Cinderella set in ancient Chinese timesThe book was super short but tremendously fascinating Once again the author s attention to historical facts and roots shows The book was over too uickly for me to find anything dissatisfactory 35This was the first thing I read by Napoli and though it started strong and had areat sense of place in some respects it was a letdown Not completely and I would still recommend it butI ll just The Deliberate Church get right into it I thought it had a very strong start The Cinderella aspects were clear and the sense of place was beautiful It was reinforced with the language too so that it didn t seem like a Western character and sensibilities dropped in an Eastern setting Everything matched and felt lovingly researched and crafted I really enjoyed that There was a beautifulentleness to it all Xing Xing and her journey were enjoyable and rootforable It is a very different take on Cinderella than most of us are used to but it hits the same notes and explores the well known version in interesting waysFor example view spoiler I loved the use that Napoli made of some of the darker elements of the tale that have been largely lost to Disney time The mutilation of the old tale where the Stepmother cuts off one daughters toes "and the other s heels in an attempt to make the shoes fit is made use of in a "the other s heels in an attempt to make the shoes fit is made use of in a way really tying it in with traditional foot binding and the horror and desperation of the practice And then to add in the elem My high school Transitioning girls love this book because it retells Cinderella in a different culture and time period but it s cheesy and stereotyped at best Most of the novel chronicles theirl s miserable life with her stepmother and the Cinderella part doesn t really come into play until the very end The title itself serves as a metaphor for the bound life that the main character leads which parallels the symbol of a How Do You Go to Sleep? girl s bound feet in ancient China This book doesive complex personalities to its characters than the usual fairytale does the stepmother and stepsister are not all "EVIL AND THE READER IS INCLINED "and the reader is inclined pity them rather than hate them wholeheartedly Overall however I m sure there are better retellings of this classic fairytale. Ar and Stepmother who has spent nearly all of the family's money Dirty Letters grows desperate to find a husband for Wei Ping Xing Xing soon realizes that thisreed and desperation may threaten not only her memories of the past but also her dreams for the futureIn this searing story Donna Jo Napoli acclaimed author of Beast and Breath delves into the roots of the Cinderella myth and unearths a tale as powerful as it is familiar. Bound Author Donna Jo NapoliMs rushed I never really bought the character of the prince nor did "I Feel Totally Confident "feel totally confident Xing was heading off to a happily ever after But since the romance aspect is probably the least alluring to me In The Cinderella Story It Didn T the Cinderella story it didn t me too much to have it downplayed here It s funny how opinions change as the years pass A book you so loved from a few years ago could turn out to be rather disappointing in the future And unfortunately with this book that s exactly what happenedDonna Jo Napoli is a master at fairy tale retellings I ate them up when I was an early teen and I still enjoy most of her work today Her earlier works are the ones I like best my favorites being Zel and Beast which are masterful works However this retelling of Cinderella wasn t one of her better ones Rather i Bound is the story of fourteen year old Xing Xing who lives with her evil stepmother and needy half sister in a cave Both of her parents are deceased and these two women are all the family she has left Her half sister Wei Ping has bound feet and has high hopes for Baršunasti prut (Suzana getting married Her deceitful step mom also wants Wei Ping toet married to a decent man and completely ignores the hopes and dreams of Xing Xing In this retelling of a classic tale Xing Xing may be able to prove that she has what it takes to be the one that succeeds instead of her undeserving family Bound was a lukewarm tale It was interesting but not intriguing enough to really pull me into the story I liked all the metaphors and similes and I also enjoyed the historical aspect of the book Now I ve learned a few facts about China because my prior knowledge was basically nothing besides what I ve learned in school Also the descriptions of bound feet and the horrible deed the stepmother commits were really An Ideal Match gruesome I m not sure how young children could handle reading those things unless they just totally flew over their headsThe characters weren t very developed it was definitely just a Cinderella retelling I wish the author twisted the story a little because almost all of the characters fit the perfect stereotype that was laid out in the Cinderella story Another thing that irked me was how theirl on the cover of the book looked so young She looks like a seven year old not a fourteen year old That confused me at the beginning of the book An okay read overall Find all of my reviews at s not even February and I m already eight reviews behind for the year There s not onna be a whole lotta thought thrown in to this one So basically it ll be just like all of my other reviews Bound was another tale that fell under the criteria for the library challenge Classics Re Mixed The spin this o round was on the story of Cinderella Xing Xing was once a cherished first daughter but since the death of both of her parents she has been Turned Into Pretty Much A Servant For into pretty much a servant for wicked stepmother and evil half sister Basically Xing Xing s life resembles something kinda like this But Xing Xing doesn t let the situation A Life Without You (Boston Boys, get her down She spends as much time as she can sneaking secret enjoyment for herself like practicing calligraphy and visiting the beautiful fish who lives in the pool where she fetches water for the family Xing Xing is most definitely the Taylor Swift of orphans As the village prepares for the annual festival Xing Ng who cannot walk because of her foot bindings the painful but compulsory tradition forirls who are fit to be married Even so Xing Xing is content for now to practice her The Infinite Game gift for poetry and calligraphy to tend to the mysterious but beautiful carp in herarden and to dream of a life unbound by the laws of family and societyBut all of this is about to change as the time for the village's annual festival draws ne. 35 starsFinished in a few hours A uniue spin on the Cinderella myth I thought this was a cute and original retelling of the Cinderella story It wasn t super special but it was enjoyable just the Same I Loved The Ancient China Twist I loved the ancient China twist the story It was a uick story and worth a read 35 stars A retelling of a VERY old Chinese variant of the Cinderella tale Ye Xian wiki articleI really enjoyed this variant of the story and I thought Naploi did a wonderful job of working in some traditional Chinese beliefs this variant of the story and I thought Naploi did a wonderful job of working in some traditional Chinese beliefs weren t explicitly part of the Ye Xian tale or at least the versions of Ye Xian that I ve found so far don t explicitly link the beliefs though they might well have been implicitly linked by the people of that era I really liked how Napoli pulled in the belief of ancestor veneration with the Koi and the foot binding in regards to the tiny slipperAn admittedly fallible Wiki search seems to say that foot binding didn t become popularized until around a century after Ye Xian was first recorded I Parallel Image Processing guess it justoes to show how long small feet have been admired Compared to routine foot binding suddenly Aschenputtel s stepmother cutting off the heel and toes of her daughters doesn t seem uite so ruesome At least those injuries can heal eventuallyThis is either a high 3 star book or a low 4 star I ll assign it 3 for now because although I liked it it was ultimately rather lightweight It s been so many years since I ve read anything by Donna Jo Napoli I think than a decade so I was pleased to find that she "Still Held Up After All "held up after all time especially since I stopped reading her because I seem to have OD d and found her books not doing it for me the same way they used toIt s clear from Napoli s retellings that she has the utmost respect for her source material and I admire that She doesn t try too hard to find a immick or twist to make her retellings sensational instead she simply sinks deeply and richly into the source material particularly the psychology of the characters and the seemingly bizarre choices they makeThis is the first time I ve read a Cinderella retelling that harkens back to some of the earliest Chinese source materials and I really liked the change of setting The story is still there the stepmother a half sister an orphaned and disadvantaged daughter but there s a subtly different light cast upon it At first Data Structures and Algorithms Using Python glance this book seems to be less dark than some of Napoli s other work but the scenes with the raccoon kittens and the ultimate fate of Xing Xing s fish prove that Napoli still does not shy away from the disturbing aspects of fairy tales Napoli s characters are not two dimensional Xing Xing s sister who suffers the pain of bound feet is a sympathetic character that Xing Xingenuinely pities and cares for The stepmother while dismissive and sometimes cruel to Xing Xing is also made believable for the pressure she feels to marry off her daughter so that the family can survive in a culture where three women alone are worth very little Her cruelty is interspersed with moments of kindness so that one does not feel the sort of simmering hatred of her that the stepmother usually inspires It would have been soul crushing to live under her roof just the sameThere is a lot of buildup so that the ending the ball the search for the owner of the shoe etc see. YOUNG XING XING IS BOUND Bound to her father's second wife and daughter after Xing Xing's father has passed away Bound to a life of servitude as a young irl in ancient China where the life of a woman is valued less than that of livestock Bound to be alone and unmarried with no parents to arrange for a suitable husband Dubbed Lazy One by her stepmother Xing Xing spends her days taking care of her half sister Wei Pi. ,


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    [EBOOK] Bound Author Donna Jo Napoli author Donna Jo Napoli Read & download ò eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Donna Jo Napoli 35This was the first thing I read by Napoli and though it started strong and had a great sense of place in some respects it was a letdown Not completely and I would still recommend it butI'll just get right into it I thought it had a very strong start The Cinderella aspects were clear and the sense of place was beautiful It was reinforced with the language too so that it didn't seem like a Western character and sensibi

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    [EBOOK] Bound Author Donna Jo Napoli author Donna Jo Napoli Bound is the story of fourteen year old Xing Xing who lives with her evil stepmother and needy half sister in a cave Both of her parents are deceased and these two women are all the family she has left Her half sister Wei Ping has bound feet and has high hopes for getting married Her deceitful step mom also wants Wei Ping to get married to a decent man and completely ignores the hopes and dreams of Xing Xing In

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    [EBOOK] Bound Author Donna Jo Napoli author Donna Jo Napoli A retelling of a VERY old Chinese variant of the Cinderella tale Ye Xian wiki articleI really enjoyed this variant of the story and I thought Naploi did a wonderful job of working in some traditional Chinese beliefs that weren't explicitly part of the Ye Xian tale or at least the versions of Ye Xian that I've found so far don't explicitly link the beliefs though they might well have been implicitly linked by the people

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    [EBOOK] Bound Author Donna Jo Napoli author Donna Jo Napoli My high school girls love this book because it retells Cinderella in a different culture and time period but it's cheesy and stereotyp

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