Author: Shonna Slayton
Genre: teen historical fiction fairy tale retold
Rating: 4 stars
Cinderella’s Dress is a retelling of Cinderella with a twist. This story doesn’t focus on Cinderella instead it focuses on the dress and the family that was trusted with protecting the dress. It is set in New York during WWII. Kate Allen wants to design department store windows. But her mother wants to be a model. Her father is overseas. Her brother is leaving for basic training along with her sort of beau.
Then her great aunt and uncle show up with a truck calming that it contains Cinderella’s dress, and they are the protectors and keepers of the dress.
At first I didn’t think I would like it because I’ve never been a fan of Cinderella retellings. But I enjoyed this retelling because it didn’t really focus on Cinderella. And true to fairy tale retellings there’s a prince.