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Frank Baum's original, the figures in "Stepsister" seem simply to be different stereotypes: the outshined, smart but plain heroine; the bitter old woman clinging dearly to survival. And, oddly, Maguire's rewrite only goes so far: Cinderella herself still gets a version of happily ever after.
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Rowling's wildly successful "Harry Potter" books prove that fairy tales can provide fine literary fodder. But Rowling surprises us with her complex personalities and fanciful story lines; Maguire's latest, on the other hand, offers only stock characters and heavy-handed devices. In the end, "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" is just a bit short on magic.
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