Author: Janette Rallison
Details: paperback, 320 pgs.
Published: December 22nd, 2009 (first published Jan. 6th, 2009) by Walker & Company
isbn: 0802720730 (ISBN13: 9780802720733)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Source: Gift from Angela (Reading Angel)
Finding your one true love can be a Grimm experience!
After her boyfriend dumps her for her older sister, sophomore Savannah Delano wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Enter Chrissy (Chrysanthemum) Everstar: Savannah’s gum-chewing, cell phone–carrying, high heel-wearing Fair Godmother. Showing why she’s only Fair—because she’s not a very good fairy student—Chrissy mistakenly sends Savannah back in time to the Middle Ages, first as Cinderella, then as Snow White. Finally she sends Tristan, a boy in Savannah’s class, back instead to turn him into her prom-worthy prince. When Savannah returns to the Middle Ages to save Tristan, they must team up to defeat a troll, a dragon, and the mysterious and undeniably sexy Black Knight. Laughs abound in this clever fairy tale twist from a master of romantic comedy.
I expected to like this book. I thought it would be a fun but really silly read. And it was! But it was so much more! I mean, it wasn't all about silly-ness, it had some lessons in there as well. And I had thought it would be geared more towards upper middle grade and that maybe I wouldn't really connect with the story. But I was so wrong! This was a clean read so middle graders may enjoy it, but it definitely had a young adult feel. And I think readers of all ages will enjoy it. I know I did!
This author is fabulous! I am in love with her writing style. I loved the characters and their personalities and they were all so easy to picture. I loved the funny parts thrown in as well. It seriously had some good ones! I actually had to mark them so I can go back and see if they're just as funny later. The story that she came up with was brilliant. I thought it was just a bit ridiculous and funny in the beginning, but on her third wish Savannah has learned a lot and is more prepared and she's grown as a character, big time! And this time things were crazy but the whole part of her third wish (thrown back to the middle ages) was awesome! Now don't go into it thinking it's going to be all historically accurate and whatnot, it is a fairy tale!
The romance was sweet and liked how it all came about as Savannah found her true self. Tristan was very sweet and I thought how things progressed was pretty realistic (you know, considering they're in a fairy tale).
Really I can't properly express how much I enjoyed this book. It really was a fun ride and I can't wait to pick up more by this author, next up is My Unfair Godmother!
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