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To Catch a Prince: To Catch a Prince; The Frog Prince

3.56  ·  Rating Details ·  458 Ratings  ·  39 Reviews

Helene Masterson and Alexis Worth are stepsisters and best friends. When Helene lands a summer internship in London, Alexis tags along. To make their summer more interesting, the girls make a bet that one of them must hook Prince William by the end of the summer. When the girls meet Simon and Lazlo, they find their perfect matches, but will the boys get discouraged with th

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Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 15th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (first published March 22nd 2011)
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Karen
Apr 03, 2016 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super cute teen romance about 2 stepsisters/best friends who spend a summer in London & Then Paris where they have amazing internships & adventures. Not very real life adventures & the teen girls are perfect looking with perfect lives but it made for a fun weekend read
Casey
Aug 17, 2012 Casey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was written for a teen just trying to pass the time without being COMPLETELY bored out of their mind. It wasn't amazing writing, nor was it a very original plot line, but it had just enough of a cliche touch to it to interest me into buying it, that and the fact that it had two books in one (score!). It wasn't awful to read like some school books, but it wasn't a page turner. Only took me a few days to finish because of its huge font and lack of need of thought while reading. If i hadn ...more
Valerie (Reader of books. Enthralled by Words.)
I am led to believe that these are Gillian McKnight’s first books and I applaud her for it. Completing a book and getting it published is not an easy task.

I grew up closer to the “poor” side than the “rich” side of things so this book wasn’t super relatable for me. I couldn’t believe that Alexis could go out and in one afternoon come back with an internship from Vogue. Nor could I comprehend spending lavish amounts of money on nothing at all. The girls decided to fly to Malta to see Prince Willi
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Alexa
Nov 13, 2014 Alexa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
Review posted on Alexa Loves Books

To Catch a Prince was just as light, fluffy and pleasant a read as I expected it to be - and sometimes, that's the kind of book I really enjoy. Though it was quite an easy read (I finished it in under four hours), I thought that Gillian McKnight did a lovely job enticing me into reading about these two best friends/stepsisters and their adventures over the span of two summers.

What drew me into the story was not the plot (although that was pretty fun, especially
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Charlotte
My mom actually read this book before me and liked it. But when I read it, I had a lot of mixed emotions.

The characters were extremely unlikeable. They were too spoiled, too ungrateful and too catty to really like and understand. The book synopsis also pleaded their unbreakable friendship. But in these TWO books, they were probably only friends for 7 chapters collectively. Great friendship, huh?

While the premise was fun, I couldn't get into it that much. My favorite characters were probably Sim
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Jun 05, 2014 XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young Adults, preteens
Recommended to XxForeverXx_XxVampire_DiariezxxLuvsSHERLOCKandSUPERNATURAL by: the young adult section at the St.George library
I really liked these books. The plots were interesting and kept me reading and the personalities of the characters were really described really good. This book consisted of two stories. To catch a Prince and The Frog Prince.

To catch a Prince- This story is about stepsisters and best friends Alexis Worth and Helene Masterson and its their summer vacation and their going to London. Helene the punky and smart one has a summer internship at a art museum. On the plane ride she admits to Alexis the pr
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Ji Mei
First off, this book was way below my reading level. I would say it is really amusing for the pre-teens and early teens. It has that Disney movie vibe of cheesiness, yet still enjoyable. The plot was good enough, I suppose, though I wish there was something less predictable. I read both the books in the series as this book in particular is both of them combined. The adventures Helene and Alexis experience is cute and their relationship is interesting. What I didn't like was their shallowness. Pe ...more
Haley Wilson
Jan 23, 2013 Haley Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book "To Catch a Prince" was one of my favorite books that i have read this year! In some parts of this book I think girls (and maybe guys) could possibly connect with the characters and with what is happening to them. The drama of girls, the respectability of having a job, and the importance of relationships of all kinds are some of the things that this book has to offer the youth. My favorite part of the book would have to be when Helen and her sister Alexis realize that Price William is n ...more
Q
Jan 08, 2014 Q rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read this book if you want to pass time and just want to giggle and go 'Aw!'

I don't usually go for books with cringey covers but I was bored out of my mind! I picked it up at the library without any second thoughts and read it.

I couldn't put it down, to be honest. I HAD to know what happened to the sisters and whether they actually got Prince William (?!)

While it isn't an excellent book, I'd recommend it for some light-hearted read. Though if you're completely devoted to the royal family, I do
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Sandra Strange
Aug 20, 2015 Sandra Strange rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, romances
Aimed at 13-15 year old girls, this romance is now dated. (It gives a very negative portrait of pre-marriage Prince William.) It includes a bit of language and a lot of focus on sexual behaviors (though done without explicitness). The plot and characters seem superficial and a bit stereotyped.
Laura
Apr 22, 2012 Laura added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girls
Recommended to Laura by: Barnes and Noble
This was a really good book! It's about two step-sisters/best friends, Helene Masterson and Alexis Worth. The book takes you through two of their summers. The first in London, England and the second in Paris, France. Alexis and Helene are total opposites. Alexis is very girly, preppy, and glamourous. Helene is artsy, funny, and has a style of her own. They may be opposites, but they couldn't live without each other. During theses girls' summer they have wonderful summer internships, stay in nice ...more
Kelsey Chapman
This was a cute little light read with a sweet young romance but there's not much else I can say to add to that,
Louise
Mar 28, 2013 Louise marked it as never-will-i-ever  ·  review of another edition
I was recommended this book and reading the blurb I was shocked that the author clearly does not know basic history. Paris, where actual princes live which i would expect people to know is wrong. The French do not have a royal family so they cannot have Princes. Has no one ever heard of the French Revolution, you know, where they went around chopping off people's heads.
At least Britain does have a royal family with a number of princes but seriously, France?
Erica
May 29, 2011 Erica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Basically what you would expect for a young adult novel about two girls trying to track down a prince they don't even know. The version I read was actually two books in one. In the first book, I found it hard to distinguish the two characters due to the writing style, enen though the girls were supposed to be complete opposites. The second book, entitled The Frog Prince, moved along a little better and was more enjoyable than the first.
Jaime
From the very beginning, I thought that this book was pretty cheesy. Though, it did have it's moments where it was cute and I actually liked it, but all around, I thought that it was an alright book. There wasn't anything too spectacular about it and nothing that really jumped out at me as amazing.
Mariluz
Sep 13, 2012 Mariluz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To Catch a Prince is a charming story about two sisters that take a trip to England. I love how this story shows that you shouldn't let anything get in the way of family. This story also makes me wish I had a sister to have all kinds of adventures with. It's a bit cliche but I loved it.
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P.E.
Aug 27, 2011 P.E. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
*not a review*

Not exactly the read I was hoping for but still fun. It's cliché and unbelievable. It's cheesy and sometimes you may not like the characters, but ultimately it's a fun read worth checking out if you ever want a light read. Very entertaining.
Kelsey
Jul 30, 2011 Kelsey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Bleh. To be honest, this book is really implausible. Sixteen-year-olds are not going to walk into the offices of British Vogue and score an internship. Sorry. I'm sure I would have enjoyed this novel more if I were fourteen.
Rowen
Jun 04, 2011 Rowen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
soo i thought that Gillian McKnight painted Prince William to be a sex fiend....and made Helene and Alexis very materialistic. i don't think this book is worth the money...get it from your local library instead.
Cookiesandbooks13
I think the first book was amazing i am on the second book it a two in one book it is a romatic teenage love story for hopeless romantics like me heheheh
Stacey West
Oct 27, 2012 Stacey West rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's actually 2 books in one which I didn't entirely expect. But loved both stories! It's funny. It's adorable! I'll probably go back and read it again. :D
Abby
Jun 07, 2011 Abby rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Eh. It was entertaining but I don't think it was anything special.
Kind of outdated with the girls chasing Prince William and all...
Stephanie Frugis
I actually loved this book!!! It was really cute and I loved the girls! The first story is much better than the second though
Natasha
This book was amazing but I don't think I will do my project on it because it wasn't a very descriptive book...
Helen b
Dec 14, 2011 Helen b rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
overal very good two books personally i like the first one better light fun read for the hopeless romantic in all of us
Kara
It was kinda dragged out too much. the first part was good, but the 2nd book i couldn't manage to get through.
Alexis Hartford
A cute book for preteens. I love the two main characters. Complete opposites but they found some way to be BFFs.
Christiana Walker
Loved it!! Very entertaining all the way through. It gets a little sexy in some parts but nothing too bad.
Margaret Alyse
What an awesome book! I love the royal family in England - I wish I could have found it earlier!!
Isa
Apr 21, 2013 Isa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It was not the best. It was a little TOO much fantasy. So it was horrible.
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Gillian McKnight is the author of To Catch a Prince and The Frog Prince. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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