Penelope

Penelope A modern day fairytale a major motion picture starring Christina Ricci Catherine O Hara James McAvoy and Reese Witherspoon Penelope Wilhern has everything a girl could want A wealthy socialite fam
  • Title: Penelope
  • Author: Marilyn Kaye Reese Witherspoon
  • ISBN: 9780312375591
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • Penelope
    A modern day fairytale a major motion picture starring Christina Ricci, Catherine O Hara, James McAvoy, and Reese Witherspoon.Penelope Wilhern has everything a girl could want A wealthy, socialite family, an enchanted bedroom and some of the coolest clothes around There is only one problem She was born into a cursed family and has the face of a pig Hidden away from thA modern day fairytale a major motion picture starring Christina Ricci, Catherine O Hara, James McAvoy, and Reese Witherspoon.Penelope Wilhern has everything a girl could want A wealthy, socialite family, an enchanted bedroom and some of the coolest clothes around There is only one problem She was born into a cursed family and has the face of a pig Hidden away from the world, Penelope now finds herself subjected to a string of snobby, blue blooded bachelors in a desperate attempt to find her a husband in order to break the curse Though she yearns for something greater, what s a girl to do when faced with a determined mother and her matchmaking sidekick Hoping to snap a photo of the mysterious girl, mischievous tabloid reporter Lemon hires down on his luck Max to pose as a prospective suitor and infiltrate the family But when Max finds himself truly drawn to Penelope, he can t bring himself to expose and disappoint her, so he just disappears Fed up with this latest betrayal and determined to live life on her own terms, Penelope decides to break free from her family and go out into the world in search of adventure Hiding her true identity with a scarf, Penelope discovers a wondrous world where freedom opens her eyes to possibilities she never knew existed Making new friends along the way, she discovers happiness in the most unexpected places.
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    About " Marilyn Kaye Reese Witherspoon "

  • Marilyn Kaye Reese Witherspoon

    I was born in New Britain, Connecticut, and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia I also spent a year 5th grade in Montgomery, Alabama, and a year in Ann Arbor, Michigan 8th grade As a child, I always wanted to be a writer, but I had lots of other ambitions too I wanted to be a teacher, a librarian, a movie star, the president of the United States, and a ballerina I didn t achieve all my goals I never became a movie star, the president of the U.S or a ballerina But I ve been a teacher and a librarian and most of all, a writer I ve been writing for as long as I can remember Growing up, I always kept a diary I wrote poems, stories, plays, songs and lots of letters Writing wasn t easy for me, but it felt natural and right.I ve always read a lot, too I was an English major at Emory University I love Shakespeare , and I also received a master s degree in library science at Emory I earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Chicago, and I taught children s and teen literature at St John s University in New York for over 20 years Now, I m a full time writer, living in Paris, France the most beautiful city in the world.

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  • First off I should say that I really like the story line, with the curse and all that However, the author doesn t really go into depth with the characters It s not that the characters are unlikeable, you just don t get the full idea of who they are I probably would ve liked the book if I hadn t watched the movie already There were no surprises and the book pretty much follows the movie.I liked the book, but if you already watched the movie you aren t missing out on much.


  • I m always picky about books that come outaftera movie, so the fact that I gave this four stars is completely indicative of the fact that it does the movie justice This book is about a girl who has the face of a pig Or, rather, the nose of a pig, because she is really very pretty in spite of it The only way she can get rid of her pig nose is by breaking the curse that put it there, and the curse requires that she be loved by one of her own kind So number one on my list of things I love about thi [...]


  • Oh, the pain of disillusionment So this is just about my favorite movie of all time Ever I m not going to claim that it s anything groundbreaking or world changing like Star Wars or Breakfast at Tiffany s, but it s one of those movies that feels self created and effortless it wasn t written and cast and soundtracked and produced and acted out and recorded, it just grew out of the ground When something man made seems natural, that is a very strong indicator that it was meticulously planned and wo [...]


  • As I m sure many of you are aware by now, I love fairy tales They re so simple yet so resonant They show us how to be better people and encourage us to follow our dreams, no matter what the odds So it s a rare and wonderful thing when a new, original fairy tale enters the world As such, Penelope shows the right way to tell a modern day fairy tale Firstly, it s subtle in its storytelling Penelope just sort of goes with the flow and lets you enjoy the story without bashing you on the head Secondly [...]


  • REVIEWPenelope was an incredibly cute story I loved reading about Penelope s childhood as a girl with the face of a pig It was such an emotional story that I felt very strongly connected to Penelope Caveny did such a great job of drawing me into Penelope s unusual world.All of the characters were so well written I fell in love with sweet Max and don t even get me started on Penelope s mother I felt sorry for her and I was frustrated with her at the same time Every character added their own perso [...]


  • I love this movie so I wanted to read the book based on the screenplay I ve finished it now and I did not like it The story felt clunky and a bit all over the place and the writing was often rather awkward It gave me a few chuckles what with its over the top descriptions but overall it was not a book I d recommend.


  • Charming book, and I am not sure because I don t remember the movie that well, but I think the movie is slightly better than the book Mainly because of the end, and because I could see why Max John falls for Penelope In the book, it seems bit rushed, specially the ending And Penelope s mother redeems herself in the movie, while in the book she doesn t Also, Max John is a pianist, a talented one was he a pianist on the movie I can t remember, but I think he wasn t.Nevertheless, this is a good, fu [...]


  • So, if you read the description of the book, it s pretty much spot on It s about a girl with a pig s nose not the entire face, only the nose because the rest was removed who has been hidden away in her home for all of her life, meeting wealthy, blue blooded men in order to find one to marry The family interpreted the cure for the curse as this it can only my lifted if she marries another blue blood Along the way, she end up falling for a man trying to expose her, but he finds he has similar feel [...]


  • It s not that I didn t enjoy the bookI just found the movie is a much rewarding way of experiencing this story Very rarely would I pick a movie over a novel, but I think part of that might be because this was not a novel that inspired a movie, but the novelization of a movie While the story had some differences I did enjoy that Annie had much a role than the sidekick, funny friend that her relationship with Penelope actually helped lead Penelope to some realizations about herself overall it wa [...]


  • Didn t get a chance to see the movie, so I got the book for three dollars at Half Price Books.Definitely enjoyed reading it I thought the plot was a clever inversion of the typical fairy tale story, and the twists and turns felt very natural such as the reporter posing as her suitor, and the way Penelope becomes a celebrity just because she has a pig nose The plot didn t go that deep into the human psyche you could do a lot with questions about to what extent our appearance defines us, whether [...]


  • So, I was slightly worried on the first few pages that this would end up being a slightly easy, grade school type of adaptation that I would end up putting down and abandoning halfway through That was so not the case and I m glad I picked it up at the library.The plot was very well fleshed out, with adorable added little details The same could be said for the characters The insight into everyone s minds at play during the action of the movie was extremely entertaining and I laughed out loud nume [...]


  • I am not sure how to judge novels adapted from screenplays, but this one I could not resist due to the movie being a great favorite of mine It was a pleasant read bringing back so much of what I love of this story of a girl trying to find herself It is an entertaining story with a really important message true parallels to everyday life actually If nothing else, I will say go see the film it is great.



  • I cheated I saw the movie first, because I didn t know it was a book I will say, the movie is shockingly accurate, and since I absolutely adored the movie, suffice it to say that I LOVED the book It s one of the best adaptations of a fairy tale in a Young Adult novel that I ve read in years It s a shame I didn t pick this book up sooner.The book deals with self esteem, peer pressure, mild parental abuse and self actualization in a way I didn t think possible for a book so short, and one about a [...]


  • Premetto che Penelope uno di quei film che riguardo incessantemente e che non mi stanca mai, lo trovo delicato e divertente, ma anche con un bellissimo messaggio Il libro riprende la storia modificandola di pochissimo, solo in qualche particolare e ha la stessa delicatezza che mi ha incantato Ovvio, non un capolavoro e forse chi ha gi visto il film lo trover ripetitivo, ma io l ho trovata una splendida favola moderna, che leggerei immediatamente a una bambina, molto pi volentieri di Biancaneve o [...]


  • Does anybody recall that Jim Henson programme The Storyteller, the episode about the boy born with the face and quills of a hedgehog This story is very similar to that I loved its wit, creativity and message of what true beauty really is Amazing book and definitely worth reading.


  • I m biased because this is one of my favorite movies, but the book was a cute way to do it as well The book is just written from the movie, so it s nothing new, really, but again I love this story So much fun and such a great message.


  • I love this movie, and though this book isn t anything special, its just an adaptation of the movie and not even a really good one I still give it 4 just because I can.




  • Good, movie betterThis was a cute love story about accepting yourself for who you are I absolutely love the movie This was still a fun and lighthearted read, but the movie is better In the movie I could see and feel them falling in love, but as cute as the book is, I didn t really feel them falling in love like I did in the movie However, it ll probably be one that I ll reread over and over.


  • Penelope is an overall good book with a very cute and inspiring story There is nothing that just makes me want to read it over and over again, but I recommend you read this book at least once In most cases the book is better than movie but in this case I believe the play or the movie is better than the book Penelope Wilhern is a girl who seems to be living the life, that everyone wished to be She was very wealthy, lives in a magical bedroom, and had the best style of clothing However, most peopl [...]


  • I loved the movie, I couldn t miss the novel It would be great to read this story when I was a girl cause it would teach me what I came to understand only now love yourself and you will be free and loved.


  • Possibly I am one of the few people here who read the book, then saw the movie, and did not realize that this was a very strange case where the book came after the movieAnyway, I reread this book a few days ago and while I still like it I do have some criticisms First off, I do like the story line and the very clear moral You need to love yourself in order to be your best self You see the effects of Penelope s parents fear clearly view spoiler since she was born they never accepted her as she wa [...]


  • Oh God I wish there was 3.5 Because 3 stars do not feel right as well as 4 stars but I think 3 stars is like it So The book was kind of magical I mean who dislikes a romantic fairy tail I don t Penelope She is a girl who wants to break free, free from everything Her mother, her house, her pig like nose and the torture of rejection over and over again Sometimes I felt she was being a little bit harsh towards Edward For sure he was annoying and shallow most of the times but I felt she shouldn t b [...]


  • I liked the book because it was like a fairy tale you read when you were younger, but it wasn t old fashioned like most fairy tales The story was happening now Also, I really liked the way Penelope handled the situation her mom put her in Penelope had a curse on her She was born looking like a pig and her family thought that if a blue blood married Penelope, the curse would be broken Because of that, her mom hired a matchmaker and kept bringing guys to the house to talk to Penelope and hopefully [...]


  • This was a fun, entertaining adaptation It was different enough from the film that it felt like a book that was adapted into a film than a novelization There weren t any overwhelming changes Even though I liked the film versions better if only slightly in those cases, the differences made sense They were either things that simply couldn t be done as well in a book as a film or, in one case, it smoothed over an awkward moment in the film view spoiler Penelope s love of plants is an important par [...]


  • I absolutely love the originality of the story Surprisingly, this is one of the few modern fairytales that managed to pull at my heartstrings, making Penelope one of my favorite movies Which is why I understand that the book might not have aligned with my secret fixation with the movie the way I would ve liked This project must have been a challenge for Marilyn Kaye the rendering of a pre made story into unique, believable words that wouldn t sound too much like an monotonously parallel echo of [...]


  • Todo leitor um pouquinho mais devotado sempre acaba implicando com algo quando um livro que j leu adaptado para um filme ou s rie E em grande parte das vezes, essas reclama es repousam no fato de que o filme ficou muito superficial e que os roteiristas n o conseguiram passar para a tela as caracter sticas mais marcantes de um determinado personagem E quando o contr rio Quando a adapta o parte do filme para o livro Isso n o muito comum, mas vez ou outra acaba surgindo uma noveliza o de um roteiro [...]


  • Penelope is a fantasy ,romantic, comedy story It was released on 2006.The directer of this book is Mark Palansky It talk about a young women her name is Penelope she was from a wealthy family.She born with a curse that her nose will be like a big nose, her parents were very upset they did every thing to break the curse but they could not and the solution to break this curse was to find someone to except her as she is One day she went outside to play with the kids but when they saw her they was s [...]


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