I really liked the modern application of the Cinderella story in this book.Minters did a nice job of characterizing Cinder-Elly into a modern day girl in New York City.Winning tickets to a basketball game rather than a ball, wearing a red miniskirt rather than a gown and turning a trash can into a bike rather than a pumpkin into a carriage all make this story relatable to current readers.I felt that the modernizations were done well without stereotypes or prejudices.
I particularly liked that the last line's "happily ever after" was updated into "and everyone lived, forever happy."