* This is one damsel that doesn't need rescuing. *
My Very UN Fairy Tale Life - by Anna Staniszewski
Is your magical kingdom falling apart? Twelve-year-old Jenny is on the case, whether she likes it or not. Saving the world might sound exciting, but for Jenny it’s starting to get old — even staying in the real world long enough to take a math test would be a dream come true! And when you throw in bloodthirsty unicorns, psychotic clowns, and the most useless gnome sidekick ever, Jenny decides that enough is enough. She’s leaving the adventuring business and not looking back. Or…is she?
Thoughts I got from 'Hero'(11 yr dd):
Hero is an avid reader. She tends to stick close to the fantasy/mystery genre, and though she wasn't eager to read it due to the cover looking too 'girlie' for her, I made her read it anyways, and she quickly realized that there was the fantasy and adventure in there that she loves to read. She *may* have learned that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover!! She did say that it was bit slow in the beginning, but once Jenny learns more about the mission, it got really good and she couldn't put the book down. She gave it 4 out of 5 stars, and said that she'd recommend it to her friends because it was 'different' and FUNNY!
Sound interesting? Read the first chapter here!
About the Author:
Born in Poland and raised in the United States, Anna Staniszewski grew up loving stories in both Polish and English. She was named the 2006-2007 Writer-in-Residence at the Boston Public Library and a winner of the 2009 PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award. Currently, Anna lives outside of Boston with her husband and their adopted black Labrador, Emma. When she’s not writing, Anna spends her time teaching, reading, and challenging unicorns to games of hopscotch. Her first novel, My Very UnFairy Tale Life, was released by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky on November 1, 2011. The sequel, My Way Too Fairy Tale Life, is scheduled for Spring 2013.
* We received this book from Sourcebooks in exchange for our honest review. Your opinion may differ. *