Friday, July 9, 2010
My Fair Godmother
Summary on the Web:
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.
Okay, I have to change my review because I just learned that "beach read" is not exactly taken as a complement by authors. So let me clarify. I really liked this book. It's light-hearted (not light-minded), funny (I think that's one of Janette's great talents-- both in writing and personally), and an engaging read. What I particularly like is that it's a clean romantic comedy for the YA crowd (12-16 year-olds). If you have girls that age, any of Janette Rallison's YA books are good a pick.