Monday, April 12, 2010

Review: Princess for Hire

Title: Princess for Hire
Author: Lindsey Leavitt

From GoodReads, "When a well-dressed woman steps out of a bubble and wants to know if you'd like to become a substitute princess, do you 
A) run
B) faint
C) say yes?
For Desi Bascomb, who's been longing for some glamour in her Idaho life, the choice is a definite C). Desi has a rare ability: with the help of "Royal Rouge," she can temporarily transform into the exact look-alike of any princess who needs her subbing services. Dream come true, right?
Well, Desi soon discovers that subbing involves a lot more than wearing a tiara and waving at cameras.... In this winning debut, one girl's dream of glamour transforms into the desire to make a positive impact. And an impact Desi makes, one royal fiasco at a time."

     Lindsey Leavitt's debut novel has a very catchy cover and title that would appeal to any pre-teen.  As soon as I started reading, I knew the main character, Desi Bascomb, was a really great girl that had a big heart.  I like that she took her princess subbing seriously and wanted the best for the clients she subbed for.  She had a lot of courage and integrity.  When she was confronted by the Court of Appeals on her subbing performance, she never backed down to them and stuck to her position on why she behaved the way she did.  I think Desi is a great role model for girls because she takes a stand for what she believes in.  This book had romance, mystery and suspense.  I would recommend this book to any pre-teen that comes into our library.  

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, what a fun, TIGHT, read this is! And you gals should meet Lindsey. She is every bit as adorable as Desi. More, even. Don't you love when that happens?? I've given this one to several 5th graders and they have devoured!


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