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Free read ã Bound by Donna Jo Napoli 106 Donna Jo Napoli Ñ 6 Read review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Donna Jo Napoli 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 girl 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. 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 this 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 gimmick 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 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 Xing genuinely 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 seems rushed I never really bought the character of the prince nor did I feel totally confident Xing 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 bother me too much to have it downplayed here

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Free read ã Bound by Donna Jo Napoli 106 Donna Jo Napoli Ñ 6 Read review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Donna Jo Napoli Ar and Stepmother who has spent nearly all of the family's money grows desperate to find a husband for Wei Ping Xing Xing soon realizes that this greed 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. 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 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 guess it just goes 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 gruesome 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

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Free read ã Bound by Donna Jo Napoli 106 Donna Jo Napoli Ñ 6 Read review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Donna Jo Napoli Ng who cannot walk because of her foot bindings the painful but compulsory tradition for girls who are fit to be married Even so Xing Xing is content for now to practice her gift for poetry and calligraphy to tend to the mysterious but beautiful carp in her garden 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. 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 to the story It was a uick story and worth a read 35 stars


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    Donna Jo Napoli Ñ 6 Read (PDF) [Bound by Donna Jo Napoli] ☆ Donna Jo Napoli 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 this 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 gimmick

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    (PDF) [Bound by Donna Jo Napoli] ☆ Donna Jo Napoli 35 starsFinished in a few hours A uniue spin on the Cinderella myth

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    (PDF) [Bound by Donna Jo Napoli] ☆ Donna Jo Napoli 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 However I did think the condition in which Xing Xing found her Stepmother and

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    (PDF) [Bound by Donna Jo Napoli] ☆ Donna Jo Napoli 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 wor

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    (PDF) [Bound by Donna Jo Napoli] ☆ Donna Jo Napoli 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 to the story It was a uick story and worth a read 35 stars

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    characters Bound by Donna Jo Napoli review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Donna Jo Napoli Donna Jo Napoli Ñ 6 Read 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 beautifu

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    characters Bound by Donna Jo Napoli Donna Jo Napoli Ñ 6 Read review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ 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 this retelling of a classic

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    (PDF) [Bound by Donna Jo Napoli] ☆ 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 t

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    characters Bound by Donna Jo Napoli review ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ñ Donna Jo Napoli Donna Jo Napoli Ñ 6 Read My high school 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 the girl's miserable life with her stepmother and the Cin

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  • Paperback
  • 186
  • Bound by Donna Jo Napoli
  • Donna Jo Napoli
  • English
  • 05 January 2018
  • 9780689861789