Ever After High: Apple White's Story

Ever After High: Apple White's Story - Shannon Hale
apple's mirrorphone played a measure of one reflection's "you don't know you're charming" to announce she'd received another hex message.

this little short story was actually absolutely adorable. it made me feel all warm and fuzzy and giggly the whole time i was reading it. i would've liked more, but these are intended for children, so i'm not going to complain about the length. this series would be absolutely perfect to read to children as bedtime stories, maybe one per night or something, so that's definitely something to consider.

i love ever after high - the art is adorable, the story is adorable, the characters are adorable. but! i also think they're good role models for little girls and boys everywhere. what people call "destiny" dictates that your role in life is chosen before you're even born, you're born with a destination, an assignment -- but why? and are you, really? can't you choose your own path? be our own person? of course you can. there's nothing wrong with doing what you're told, if it makes you happy and it's what you feel, but there's nothing wrong with doing what you want to, either. as long as you're happy, it's okay. being strong is okay. being weak is okay. being girly is okay. being tomboyish is okay. vanity is okay, ambition is okay, insecurity is okay, self-doubt is okay, dating someone who's not your pre-determined match or in your "clique" because you just like them is okay, having a mean streak is okay. you are who you are and who you are is just peachy. i love that.

these books/this cartoon is very, very girl power to me without being anti-male in the slightest. it's perfect.

was that all everyone saw in her? a perfect profile? a beauty like her mother? surely being snow white meant more than just looking pretty and having black hair.

legacy year would be her year. the beginning to her story. but she didn't just want to prove that she was pretty enough to be a queen, black hair or blonde. she wanted to prove that she could rule like one.