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Review: If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince by Melissa Kantor

Recently relocated to Long Island after her father's marriage (to the titular wicked stepmother), Lucy is connecting with every last bit of the Cinderella fairy tale. A quick lunchtime exchange brings her to the attention of popular senior Connor, and when Jessica and Madison become her well-dressed fairy godmothers, Lucy believes she has found her Prince Charming. After a series of adventures and misadventures, the action culminates in the prom, where Lucy finds her true "happily ever after."

This book is a charming, if somewhat predictable and formulaic, take on the high school experience. As heroines go, Lucy is sweet and likable, and believable as a high school sophomore, and I knew characters like her schoolmates in my own high school experience. At some points, I felt that the author was trying a little too hard to force the story to fit the Cinderella framework, but on the whole, the story was not negatively affected.

This book was a quick read, and a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

Rating: 3 Stars
Pages: 283
888 Category: Young Adult Novels
Review cross-posted to: Library Thing

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