When Ella was born, a fairy named Lucinda, gave her the gift of obedience. Of course, when Ella gets older, she realizes that it isn't a gift at all. She has to do whatever anyone tells her, whether she wants to or not.But when her mother dies, her father remarries and she has to deal with her step family. Ella just has to find a way to break her curse.This is one time where I've seen the movie before reading the book. I really like the movie, it is good in its own way and it has one of my favorite actresses in it. But after the reading the book, I can't tell begin to tell you how much I love the book.I love Ella, I love Char and I love Areida even though she isn't in the book for long. The story is just amazingly good, the characters are wonderful and I just didn't want it to end. Ella Enchanted definitely enchanted me. It was wonderful.