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.
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".
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?"
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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?