Monday, March 31, 2008
Diary of a Fairy Godmother (book review)
Diary of a Fairy Godmother, by Esme Raji Cortell, is the story of Hunky Dory. Her mother has always said that she will be the wickedest witch wherever the four winds blow. Everyone believes it, too. She can curse babies, wilt flowers, and turn princes into frogs! The only problem is...she always changes them back.
When Hunky's aunt brings her to a castle to curse a baby, Hunky meets what the witches call FGs--Fairy Godmothers. The young witch is inspired by them, and she begins to dream of becoming one. This gets her kicked out of charm school. Now Hunky is alone in the world, rejected by her mom and aunt. But everyone will be surprised at what one girl with an old skateboard and big dreams can do!
This book wasn't a retold fairy tale, but it was a mix of many, including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Rumpelstiltskin. At first, it doesn't really pull you in, but once it gets going, you don't want to put it down! By the end, I found myself wishing that there was a sequel! It was a quick, simple, but very fun read!