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Source: Local Library
Published: January 2009,
Walker Books for Young Readers
I was first introduced to this book through a friend. She was hosting a giveaway for it, and I wanted it SO BADLY. I LOVE fairy tales. Really, truly love them. Well, I didn't win the book (sob), but I did put in on my TBR list. I was browsing at the library the other day and it jumped out at me. As in, literally fell off the shelf. I figured that was a sign and that it was time to pick it up.
It came at a time when I was incredibly stressed out over some health issues (okay, still am) and school. I'm getting ready to head into finals and my professors are not easy. (on a side note, a girl that I know told me the other day that grad school has nothing on high school for difficulty. To that, I say PSSSSSSHHHH. I'll take high school work over grad school! Okay, maybe not, since I'm trying to prepare myself for a meaningful career, but still.) I NEEDED this book.
It was light, whimsical, and a lot of fun. Loved the characters (A "prince" with personality! A nemesis who isn't!), loved the story. It was just what I needed the other day when the stress seemed to be caving in on me.
I think was I liked the most about this one was just how incompetent Chrissy was as a fairy godmother. I've always wondered what would have happened to Cinderella if her fairy godmother had messed something up, and this was the perfect chance to find out!
Really loved it. It's one that I think I'd like to own when my book budget increases from $0. I'm giving it a 'Pick Me' rating for being the pick-me-up that I so desperately needed.