Thursday, January 21, 2010

How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

Disclaimer: I get all my books from the library.    

Today's book is How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier.

This book is written for a younger YA audience, probably 13-14 year olds. It's based in a fictitious place where most people are born with a fairy. The fairy is supposed to be helpful, but in Charlie's case, her fairy is causing problems. She was born with a parking fairy, and it seems she only has friends because they can drive her around and get good parking spots.

So Charlie sets out to get rid of her fairy. It's a lot harder than she thinks. She learns a lot of life's lessons about friendship, family, and boys along the way.

This book is hilarious. I read it quite quickly and enjoyed it very much. It's light reading, and many younger girls will enjoy it. I am excited to read more mature books by this author.

I give this book an B.

A = Buy this book NOW
B = Buy this when you can
C = Check it out from the library
D = Don't bother reading it
F = Burn it