Friday, May 14, 2010

Princess For Hire

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Princess for Hire
Lindsey Leavitt
Disney Hyperion
March 16 2010
FTC: I received this from the publisher with the understanding that I would provide an honest review for no compensation.

Characters 15/20
Plot 20/20
Setting 15/20
Cover 20/20
Ending 15/20
Total grade: 85% B

Total rating: 12+

Summary: (Amazon)
When an immaculately dressed woman steps out of an iridescent bubble and asks you if you'd like to become a substitute princess, do you

a) run
b) faint
c) say Yes!

For Desi Bascomb, who's been longing for a bit of glamour in her Idaho life, the choice is a definite C--that is, once she can stop pinching herself. As her new agent Meredith explains, Desi has a rare magical ability: when she applies the ancient Egyptian formula "Royal Rouge," she can transform temporarily into the exact lookalike of any princess who needs her subbing services. Dream come true, right?

Well, Desi soon discovers that subbing involves a lot more than wearing a tiara and waving at cameras. Like, what do you do when a bullying older sister puts you on a heinous crash diet? Or when the tribal villagers gather to watch you perform a ceremonial dance you don't know? Or when a princess's conflicted sweetheart shows up to break things off--and you know she would want you to change his mind?

In this hilarious, winning debut, one girl's dream of glamour transforms into something bigger: the desire to make a positive impact. And an impact Desi makes, one royal fiasco at a time.

My Thoughts:
The whole premise of this book is just adorable. The thought of a fill in princess is great! I enjoyed many parts but I do suggest this book mostly to younger readers. I noticed too much and tried to get to much from it when really it should just be a fun, light read.

I recommend those in middle school go buy a copy… NOW!!!!

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