"All right, what's your heart's desire?"
I sat down on my bed, suddenly miserable. I wasn't happy and couldn't even think of a way to change my life so I would be.
Chrissy checked her watch. "Is this going to take a long time? I hate to rush you, but I have a shopping trip planned with some mall pixies."
"I just wish that somehow my life could be like a fair tale. You knowk, with a handsome prince waiting for me at the ball, and that somehow when I meet him, everything will work out happily ever after."
"Okay, great. One Cinderella coming up."
Before I could say another work-- and I had planned to say, "Wait, that wasn't my wish!"-- white sparks surrounded me. The next moment I found myself in a cold, dark room.
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.
Can I just say buy it and read it and laugh right out loud over and over and never ever look at a fairtale the same again.
And not only that, but you will find out why Cinderella's Prince was really not that charming. Or why the dwarfs are really named Sleepy, Happy, Dopey, Grumpy, Sneezy, Bashful and Doc. And the true identity of The Black Knight.
Oh, and just go ahead and try to remember who can pass what magic spell to whom and what it will do when you do. Or how. Go ahead and try. I dare you.
And why exactly is Chrissy never around when Savannah needs her? Or does she really need her? Or will Savannah be stuck in the middle ages forever. And what does a true prince really look like? Would you know one if you came face to face with him? Will Savannah?
Let's just hope she figures it out before it is too late.
Buy My Fair Godmother here
(along with the rest of Janette's hilarious, wonderful books)
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers (January 6, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.4 inches