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Is part of The Circle Melaina Faranda , 2003 series - author (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Princess
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'Ella sees herself as ugly and overweight, because that is what her shallow step-sisters tell her she is. She spends more and more time in front of the sinister mirror her step-mother gave her, its dark image giving her a distorted image of herself. Cruel teasing by a young guy triggers Ella into episodes of overeating and bulimia, and she becomes dangerously thin. Can Ella's friends in the Circle find a way to help? Or has Ella become so obsessed with her mirror world that she can no longer distinguish her true self from a false reflection?

'PRINCESS is a multi-layered retelling of the classic Cinderella tale of transformation, exploring issues of adolescent self-image, the beauty myth and the power of friendship.'

(Publication summary)

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Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia

    Type of disability Bulimia.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view Unconfirmed.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2004 .
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      Extent: 1x, 269pp.
      ISBN: 174051985X (pbk.)
Alternative title: Prinses
Language: Dutch
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      Netherlands,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Uitgeverij M. ,
      2005 .
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      Extent: 256p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published October 2005.
      ISBN: 9022543013, 9789022543016

Works about this Work

Untitled Jean Yates , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Books from Our Backyard : Must-Read Books from Queensland 2006; (p. 59)

— Review of Princess Melaina Faranda , 2004 single work novel
Magic Meets Real Life Bron Sibree , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 13 November 2004; (p. 7)

— Review of Princess Melaina Faranda , 2004 single work novel
When More is Even Better Bron Sibree , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 July 2004; (p. 9)

— Review of Princess Melaina Faranda , 2004 single work novel
When More is Even Better Bron Sibree , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 July 2004; (p. 9)

— Review of Princess Melaina Faranda , 2004 single work novel
Magic Meets Real Life Bron Sibree , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 13 November 2004; (p. 7)

— Review of Princess Melaina Faranda , 2004 single work novel
Untitled Jean Yates , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Books from Our Backyard : Must-Read Books from Queensland 2006; (p. 59)

— Review of Princess Melaina Faranda , 2004 single work novel
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