Shrek is a terrible ogre who goes out into the world to find adventure (actually he was kicked out into the world by his parents.) Along the way, he meets a witch who says he'll meet a donkey who will take him to a Knight and there he will find a very ugly princess.
I read this because I love, love the Shrek movies. I just had to read the book that started it all.
Shrek is an ogre with an attitude and very much loves that he frightens people. It makes him so happy. I thought the book was interesting, funny and I think the message is a good one. Looks shouldn't really matter. Shrek and the princess are said to be ugly, drawn to be ugly, but they still found love. And love is not all about looks.
Great book. Really enjoyed it.