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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Review - How To Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

Title: How To Ditch Your Fairy
Series: N/A
Author: Justine Larbalestier
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fairies
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children
Received: Swapsite
Release Date: September 2009
Pages: 309

What is it About?

Although some residents disagree in New Avalon but teenager Charlie believes like her friends she has a fairy “on her shoulder”.  Having a fairy means you have a special gift.  Her best friend has a clothing fairy and Charlie has “unfortunately” has a good parking fairy.  Since she is too young to drive everyone wants Charlie on car trips and she desperately wants to get rid of her fairy.

My Thoughts:

Charlie wants to get rid of her fairy which gives her and people driving with her good parking spots.  This fairy makes her feel used by many people including her mother.  He best friend has a fairy that gives her the power to find excellent and cheap clothing, which would be every teenager dream to have.  Another girl in Charlie’s grade also has a fairy she wants to get rid of.  So you can assume that the two who don’t want their fairies get together and chaos ensued.

I thought I wasn’t going to like this book but in actuality I really enjoyed it.  It was funny, adventurous and had some surprises.  This being a teenage or young adult book and about teenagers was what had me thinking “oh boy this will be another whiny teenager” .   Now why yes there was some of that it was the unexpected things that really made up for the teen angst.


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