Book Review: #TheRealCinderella by Yesenia Vargas

Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis: A modern-day teenage Cinderella. An all-star varsity basketball player. Will the chemistry disappear when they go from anonymous to face-to-face?

Geeky Ella Reyes is at the bottom of the totem pole at Westwood High. Her ultra-popular stepsisters refuse to be seen with her at school, and every day she comes home to a mountain of chores.

Ella’s only friend (and maybe crush) lives on the other side of her phone’s screen. She and Baller929 know everything about each other, except their real names.

When they have a chance to meet at her school’s Halloween ball, Ella must figure out a way to get there without her stepmom or stepsisters finding out.

Is revealing her identity to Baller929 worth risking the one good thing left in her life? Or is he too good to be true?

Review: Another Cinderella retelling!!! This one is a modern retelling and I really liked it! So the main character named Ella (Daniela actually) has the whole Cinderella package,evil stepsisters, demanding stepmother and an online crush named Baller929.

This book was actually quite cute. I loved the plot line and characters especially Ella. Ella is not popular at all, in fact her only friend is Baller929. She does gain friend though in this book and actually the way she gains them is also cute (even though it is unrealistic, let me love it!).

Baller929 and Ella (TheRealCinderella) have never met in real life. Baller is obviously obsessed with basket ball and often mentions his overbearing father.

**Kind of spoilers**

When they do meet, Ella recognises him (Jesse, the most popular person in school, a bit cliche but still quite cute) Ella is too scared to tell him that it is her which I totally understand. When Jesse finds out that Ella is the one r talks to online and she knew all this time and he didn’t he is annoyed and won’t talk to her for a while. I think he should have tried to been understanding as he knows that Ella is unpopular and hated by her family. Otherwise, that and the way they realised they go to the same school were the only things that I didn’t like about this book.

**End spoilers**

This book was kind of cliche and overall this book was pretty similar to the film ‘A Cinderella Story’ but I still like it. Literally the best word to describe this book is ‘cute’ (a word I don’t use much but in their review I have used several time). This book just had my heart warming!!

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