Isabelle should be blissfully happy-she's about to win the
handsome prince. Except Isabelle isn't the beautiful girl
who lost the glass slipper and captured the prince's heart.
She's the ugly stepsister who cut off her toes to fit into
Cinderella's shoe . . . which is now filling with blood.
Isabelle tried to fit in. She cut away pieces of herself in
order to become pretty. Sweet. More like Cinderella. But
that only made her mean, jealous, and hollow. Now she has a
chance to alter her destiny and prove what ugly stepsisters
have always known: it takes more than heartache to break a girl.
Evoking the darker, original version of the Cinderella
story, Stepsister shows us that ugly is in the eye of
the beholder, and uses Jennifer Donnelly's trademark wit and
wisdom to send an overlooked character on a journey toward
empowerment, redemption . . . and a new definition of beauty.