Thursday, January 8, 2009
My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
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.
Janette Rallison is hilarious in person, and on the page. This book is no exception. I love her humor and how effortlessly she weaves it into her writing. This book is fun and entertaining. It's a great read with the twist on the whole fairy tale thing. Clever story. I really enjoyed the "fair" godmother twist, too. Oh, and a few of the names like James Dashner and Boyd Gardner--they seem very familiar.
I love Janette's writing style and that her books are clean and full of fun.
Doesn't the cover just make you want to read the book? If you have a teen girl in your life, this book would be a perfect gift.
Janette is running a contest on her blog and giving away a copy of My Fair Godmother to the winner. Check it out.