About the Book

Confessions of Cinderella Blue takes the ancient story of Cinderella to a new level. It prepares young women, through stories, for the pitfalls of dating. Little girls who read the original fairy tale of Cinderella dream of becoming a princess due to no achievement on their part. This unchecked innocence carries over into young adulthood and often causes irresponsible behaviors that ultimately have dire consequences of unwanted pregnancies and forms of financial ruin. In this book, Cinderella gets her “happiness” after enduring many disappointments and learning many lessons.
When a preteen reads Confessions of Cinderella Blue, she will learn not to cosign financial documents for friends, to practice celibacy, and to not give her heart away too quickly through documents given to Cinderella from her fairy godmother, Madame Fairy: Test for a Good Man and Tips to Maintain a Relationship. The preteen will also go with Cinderella to visit Miss Havisham from Dickens’ Great Expectations to learn of being left at the altar and how to live through disappointments. The story shows girls (and boys) many pitfalls of life (through a lovable character) before actually facing them.

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About the Author

Marna A. Hale was born in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. She currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio where she works as a consultant in the areas of IT, technical writing, and organizational change management where she holds a certification.

Book Reviews

If I could give this book more than five stars, I would. The book had me laughing from the beginning to end. Although it was funny, the book could help young people make better decisions. It helps girls to remain celibate and boys to not make destructive decisions. Parents should sit down and read the book with their children, then go through the questions in the study guide at the end of the book. I liked the part that encouraged young people to vote.
John Doe
I purchased this book and read it in its entirety in one day. It was really good, and it is beautifully written. The attention to detail- down to the font selection- is well done. We all know the story of Cinderella; this book creatively takes an old fairy tale and amazingly makes it more relevant to today's youth. It's similar to the holiday season; we hear the same Christmas songs every year, until someone finds a creative way to "remix" an old song to make it unique and cool again. That's exactly what Marna Hale accomplished with Cinderalla Blue.

She incorporates aspects of law and court cases, poetry, the importance of meditation or spirituality, and lots of great information for young women- such as a "How to recognize a good man list!" The main character in the story learns critical lessons from life's disappointments (being left at the altar, mean mother/sisters, a cheating boyfriend) yet each is told in a humorous and educational way. It makes the story more realistic and applicable to our actual lives. She also learns from her father's bad marriage to her step mother to make her a better person in her own marriage. She saves something special for her husband at the end of the story. Well done!
John Doe

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