YA Guest Reviewer: Carolyn Graham
Title: My Fair Godmother
Author: Janette Rallison
Publisher: Walker Publishing
Release Date: December 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: YA Fiction
Publisher’s Age/Grade Recommendation: 12 and up
OUAR’s Age/Grade Recommendation: 16 and up
Year/Setting: Current with time travel to various points in history
Overall Rating: 5.0
Sexual Content Rating: None
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: None
Violent Content Rating: Minimal
Janette's Website/Blog: www.janetterallison.com
My Fair Godmother is about a girl named Savannah. She was recently dating the picture perfect guy, good looks, smart, laid back and athletic, but Hunter is looking for a more intelligent girl. So who does he turn to find someone to fit his needs? Savannah’s older sister, nothing you would have guessed, right, her name is Jane. She’s everything a mature senior like Hunter would want. But they leave Savannah in the dust. What’s Savannah to do?
Hunter and Jane try to set her up with this guy named, Tristan. Not something she wanted. But something that surprises her more than anything is getting a Fairy Godmother. Wait, scratch that, Fair Godmother. Apparently her godmother, Chrissy, isn’t that resourceful. She ends up sending Savannah back in time, to be Cinderella. But not what Savannah expected. It’s far worse for her. Prince Charming turns out be a real jerk. Then Chrissy sends her back to be snow white. Not what you expect either. All the dwarfs aren’t what you expect. It turns out Snow White was really stupid. But then something really bad happens, Chrissy sends Tristan back in time to the…medieval ages. Savannah has to save him. But in the time she’s saving him, she soon learns…she begins to have feelings for him. She must save him and get him out of these times before something bad happens.
This book was very entertaining. Something you wouldn’t expect, which I love. I love when surprises are thrown at you. I can really relate to Savannah in this one. She’s been hurt by a guy, which is something I’ve been through.
But at the same time, I realize how selfish she was. All she was worried about was prom. Through almost all the book she never really helps other people. Her brain is thinking, "Me, me, me, me!" almost the whole time. Until Tristan gets sent back in time to the Middle Ages, then she finally realizes she needs to help. Being useless won’t get her anywhere. I really admire her for stepping it up and helping.
As always, it was great reading Janette Rallison’s book. I love all her books. And this one might be my new favorite. I recommend this to any girl who has a soft spot for adventure and action in their books. Pick this up and you might be sent back with Savannah in her wild adventures.
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