The Secret Life of Prince Charming
Quinn is surrounded by women who have had their hearts broken. Between her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother, Quinn hears nothing but cautionary tales. She tries to be an optimist -- after all, she's the dependable one, the girl who never makes foolish choices. But when she...more
Now I really loved Quinn, but my favorite character was her younger sister Charlotte (aka Sprout). I wish I had that much confidence at that age. In reality all the characte...more
Boy oh boy do I know what that's like, that's why it's my pick for Incredible Quote because it so PERFECTLY catures those meh relationships. The ones where there's nothing you...more
...That's basically the message of this book, for the most part. Guy bashing and women empowerment YEAH! Okay, while the book states that not all men are bad, I had a strong desire to really hate people by the end of the book. Like, a really strong desire.
This book is... okay. It doesn't really pick up until the half-way point, so if you're impatient I wouldn't suggest it. There's also random words of wisdom just thrown in there that I just decided to...more
I really liked this book because...more
This is my first Caletti book. I...more
Quinn is 17. She has a little sister named Sprout and an older half-sister (largely unknown) named Frances Lee. She lives with her mom, grandma, and aunt and goes to stay with her dad every other weekend. But her dad has really only been around for a couple of years and Quinn is starting to discover some things about him she doesn't like and is having a lot of trouble coming to terms with loving and needi...more
Besides a writer, author Deb Caletti is also a painter, a lecturer, and a lyricist. She is a National Book Award Finalist with other titles including: The Queen of Everything, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart, The Nature of Jade, and The Fortunes of Indigo Skye. She resides in Seattle with her family.
Quinn is an ordinary teenager, or so she feels. She is surrounded by women who have had their hearts broken and has grown up hearing nothing but cautionary tales about men....more
When I finished the book, I literally sat there, rereading the last few pages, trying to come up with some sort of meaningful emotion, and I got...nothing. I couldn't feel anything! There I was, reading and rereading these beautifully written words about one of the greatest lessons on love of all time, and I couldn't even muster...more
Personally I really liked this book. I didn’t love it because to me certain parts were boring and didn’t have enough details. I also didn’t love it because the ending left me with tons of questions. But overall it was very good! I really liked how she had details about people. And the surroundings wer...more
I really like the characters. Quinn is exceedingly nice and polite which you don't see a lot in books...more
This one kicks off with a quote from a sexist John Mayer song. God, guys, not to go off on a tangent, but how much do I hate that song? First of all, if I were to rerecord it (and I'm not sure the twisty path of circumstances that would lead to that happening) it should just go "parents be good to your children, it's your...more
The essays were cool, and surprisingly I didn't find it to be male-bashing... it was more like: know who you are first and beware of certain types of guys. Nothing wrong with...more
She finds the family she was looking for closer than she thought. The women in the book give tips about life and men, some worth writing down.
I love Deb Caletti and recommend her to any teen wanting to read something more than angst novels.
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Deb went to Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A., and graduated in 1981. She earned a BA in Journalism/Communications from the Uni...more