From the Series Lorimer Real Love

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

After seventeen-year-old Ash’s mother dies, Ash is left with her mother’s boyfriend and his children. They bully her by posting embarrassing pictures and making her do their homework. Ash’s only solace is the app she developed to help people being cyber-bullied.

Calling herself @Cinders, Ash chats online with a girl named @Charming. Discovering @Charming is Char, a singer who goes to Ash’s school, Ash comes to admire Char’s courage in self-identifying as a lesbian. Char helps Ash help others, instead of being bitter. Ash finally feels like someone sees that she is special and supports her.

A modern Cinderella, Cinders tells the story of overcoming adversity and bullying with kindness and compassion.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Category Diversity
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 168
Publication Date 2019-01-01
Text Type Fiction—Romance
BISACS YAF017010, YAF018080, YAF052040
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 570
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed


School Library Journal

“These modern romances. . . .effectively tie in contemporary themes like bullying and social media while presenting relatable characters embracing their sexuality.”—School Library Journal

Author: Mette Bach

Mette Bach was born in Denmark and raised in Delta, BC, the suburban setting for Cinders and Charming. Her love of fairy tales led her to imagine the Cinderella story as a realistic modern queer romance. Bach lives in Vancouver.