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Stepsister is the story of Isabelle – the younger of Cinderella’s two stepsisters. Fearless, brave, and strong-willed – Isabelle fences better than any boy and takes her stallion over jumps that grown men fear to attempt. It doesn't matter, though – these qualities are not valued in a girl. Others have determined what is beautiful, and Isabelle does not fit their definition. Isabelle must face down the demons that drive her own cruel treatment of Ella, challenge her own fate and maybe even redefine the very notion of beauty.
Stepsister is a stunning and shocking retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale from Carnegie Medal novelist Jennifer Donnelly.