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.
About the Author
JUSTINE LARBALESTIER is the author of the award-winning Magic or Madness trilogy. She wishes she had a clothes shopping fairy instead of the procrastination fairy she battles with almost every day. She is married to author Scott Westerfeld and divides her time between Sydney and New York City.
- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books; 1ST edition (September 16, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1599903016
- ISBN-13: 978-1599903019
I really enjoyed this young adult novel and sends a good message for teens that you need to be true to yourself. Also, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Charlie is very likable and even the villain (Fiorenze) isn’t hardly a villain in the true sense of this world. Of course, they both find out that friendship is the best magic of all.
I’ve had this sitting on my shelf for a long time. I really should read it…
What an interesting premise! People using other people because of the type of guardian fairy they have.
vvb32 reads says
i liked this one too. many LOL moments.