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Not Just for Kids: 'Cinder'
Not Just for Kids: 'Cinder'

Cinder A Novel Marissa Meyer Feiwel and Friends: 390 pp., $17.99, ages 12 and older Few fairy tales have been as endlessly reimagined and riffed upon as Cinderella. The beloved rags-to-riches story of an oppressed beauty whose kind nature is rewarded with the rare happily-ever-after ending has been turned into countless movies, ballets, books — even an ice show. Now it's getting a feminist, futuristic makeover in Marissa Meyer's terrific young-adult debut, "Cinder," the kickoff to the four-book Lunar Chronicles series that will incorporate fellow fairy-tale heroines Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White. It's clear from the first page in this...