Monday, January 23, 2012

Book Review #89 - How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

Welcome to New Avalon, where everyone has a personal fairy. Though invisible to the naked eye, a personal fairy, like a specialized good luck charm, is vital to success. And in the case of the students at New Avalon Sports High, it might just determine whether you make the team, pass a class, or find that perfect outfit. But for 14-year-old Charlie, having a Parking Fairy is worse than having nothing at all—especially when the school bully carts her around like his own personal parking pass. Enter: The Plan. At first, teaming up with arch-enemy Fiorenza (who has an All-The-Boys-Like-You Fairy) seems like a great idea. But when Charlie unexpectedly gets her heart’s desire, it isn’t at all what she thought it would be like, and she’ll have resort to extraordinary measures to ditch her fairy. The question is: will Charlie herself survive the fairy ditching experiment? From the author of the acclaimed Magic or Madness trilogy, this is a delightful story of fairies, friendships, and figuring out how to make your own magic. 

My Rating: 3.5/5 

The premise of this book is initially what drew me into reading it. It just sounded like a very interesting book to read. 

I liked how the world the author created was a mix between the USA and Australia. I also liked how Cricket was brought into the story as it is one of my favourite sports. 

The story, at times was a little immature but never lost the enjoyment factor. 

This book brings a new, unique perspective to the whole fairy/faerie genre.

All round this book was a great, enthralling read.


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