29 August 2009

My Fair Godmother Book Review

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Pages:
311
Genre:
Young Adult Fiction

My condensed version: Savannah's perfect life is in total disarray when Chrissy (Chrysanthemum Everstar) pops in to her life offering her 3 wishes.

The conditions?

1. Make it quick (your not so fairy godmother has some shopping to do)!
2. Oh the side effect may include "dizziness, nausea, lethargy, and an intense desire to eat woodland creatures".

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Is it any wonder Savannah accidentally wishes to be Cinderella, then Snow White, and then accidentally sends the sweet boy who has a crush on her back to the middle ages?

Yowzers is right!

This is a fun tale about magic and finding out along the way what really matters.

My take: What girl hasn't wished for a fairy godmother or genie at some point in her life? My Fair Godmother answers those questions (and then some) by pulling back the veil on two of our most beloved fairy tales. This story is witty, funny, comical, endearing, and ends with Savannah learning some valuable lessons.

My rating: 5 stars (I LOVED it) This books belongs on my shelf.

Adventure-o-meter: High. When Savannah's not saving her tail she is trying to survive the middle ages.

Kiddie-o-meter: No sex, drugs, foul language, or social commentary. The only violence featured is light and quite necessary for the time period. This one is safe even for the youngest tweens.

Adult-o-meter: Perfect for those of us who can not get enough of fairy tales with a twist.

Worth-a-read?: Totally. If fairy tales are your cup of tea run out and buy this one.

Share worthy: "She brushed off my comment with one perfectly manicured had. "Did you think wishes were like kittens, that all they were going to do was purr and cuddle with you?" She shook her head benevolently. "Those type of wishes have no power. The only wishes that will ever change you are the kind that may, at any moment, eat you whole. But in the end, they are the only wishes that matter. Now then," she looked me up and down, from my wet hair to my bare feet. "I take it you aren't ready to go to the ball?"

Pass the mic: Check out Lizzy's take at Cornucopia of Reviews

My final say:
1. This one was so witty I had to read excerpts to my husband.
2. Don't you love the pink hair? I swear one day (when I am an old lady) I am totally dyeing my hair hot pink.

My final question: So if you had three wishes what would you wish for?

28 comments :

  1. This sounds super cute

    Back when I was 12 or 13 I dyed my hair hot pink, my conservative parents where less than pleased!

    I think I would wish that I would never have to work again, that I wounldn't need the money, so I would have tons of time to read, then I guess I would have to wish for lots and lots of books!

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  2. This sounds so cute. And I love the idea of a character (fairy or otherwise) named Chrysanthemum.
    I think about the three wishes (or superhero powers) question a lot, and I've gotta say, I'm kinda lame.
    I would wish:
    -to be fluent (spoken and written) in every language, ever, and be able to keep them separate. No gibberish. (I know my 'be careful what you wish for')
    -to be able to play every instrument. Not to be a famous musician, just to be able to play what I like
    -and to be wealthy enough to live comfortably and not have to worry, and to help the people I love do the same.

    Nothing exciting.

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  3. That's such a cute cover and sounds like such a cute book. Man I would hate being a kid and trying to write Chrysanthemum on all my homework.

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  4. I love the pink hair and the cover. This book is on my 2 read list. glad u liked it.

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  5. I loved this book and I love Janette Rallison!!

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  6. Oh, this looks like a book to put at the very top of my reading list! I really, really love the cover, too!

    I know I've said this before, but I really love the way you do your reviews. It's like a breath of fresh air! Once again your review rocks, thanks!

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  7. Oh and Only Three wishes? Well then, that's easy! - Non stop supply of books, happiness, and love!

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  8. I also love the pink hair. I've been wanting to read this book for a while now. I love a twist on fairy tales - Great review!

    Amber

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  9. Fun! I need to read this.

    3 wishes: 1)Non-harmful energy boosting drinks. 2)Endless riches (because since I'm already happy, a nicer car couldn't hurt) 3)Can I keep this one in my back pocket for later?

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  10. Re: Pink hair. Go for it... it'll be like the modern version of "When I am old I will wear purple.

    I think I will go with electric blue.

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  11. rebrebs: You actually did it. That's awesome!

    Misty: Fab list ;)

    Mary: Have you read her other books? Any recommendations?

    Krista & Amber : Thank you thank you ;)

    NotNessie: You're so smart to save one for later! Oh and Electric blue is a banging choice!

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  12. I think electric blue will really make my eyes pop.

    I just noticed you changed your avatar again. You're making me dizzy. I think you should photoshop a picture of yourself to have pink hair for your next one.

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  13. NotNessie: *laughing* I know. I'm a mover and a shaker. I think I'll keep this one for a while.

    Not a bad idea though. I'll remember that one. ;)

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  14. ***chanting "Gotta get this book! Gotta get this Book!", grabs purse and heads to the book store, but not before calling back over shoulder*** Thanks for the reviewwwwww!!

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  15. I loved this book, too! It actually belonged to a friend (I need to buy my own copy), and when I read it I didn't want to give it back. It had the perfect mix of action, drama, and romance. Glad you enjoyed it, and great review!

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  16. I've never heard of this book before. But it sounds so cute, I think I'm gonna havta check it out!

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  17. This sounds fun! Thanks for the review. :)

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  18. Thats such a hard question to answer...I guess, more time in the day, my daughter to be safe always, and 1957 Chevy.

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  19. Oh, sounds like a fun read. I like the cover.

    I haven't thought about my 3 wishes yet, but I know what I would wish on my last wish: for more wishes! =)

    Juju, I have an award for you over at my blog. =)

    http://bambireads.blogspot.com/2009/08/awards-awards.html

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  20. Great review, Juju! I definitely want to read this one, it sounds so cute!

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  21. Awesome review! I really love your review structure. It's perfect.

    I'd wish for a never ending supply of books and BOOKSHELVES. Oh, and Libba Bray to come spend a day with me.

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  22. Perfect. I'm all over this one now. Thanks so much for the review!

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  23. OMG, I totally want hot pink hair. Like, now. Too bad I'm job searching and it's kind of not professional attire...*snork* Can you imagine what the recruiters would say? Yeah...

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  24. I loved this book too! It was SO cute! :D

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  26. You are clearly brilliant and have great literary taste! Thanks for the review.

    I'm going to dye my hair pink when I get older too. Until then, I'll just the pink hair to my characters.

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  27. O thank you Janette for stopping by! :)
    I'm so honored
    :)

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  28. I want to read this now. I love the pink hair thing! LOL

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