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My Fair Godmother (My Fair Godmother #1)

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Finding your one true love can be a Grimm experience!

After her boyfriend dumps her for her older sister, sophomore Savannah Delano wishes she could find a true prince to take her to the prom. Enter Chrissy (Chrysanthemum) Everstar: Savannah’s gum-chewing, cell phone–carrying, high heel-wearing Fair Godmother. Showing why she’s only Fair—because she’s not a very good fairy
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Walker Childrens
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Cara
Mar 21, 2014 Cara rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fairy tale lovers
Recommended to Cara by: Ash
Shelves: fantasy, fairy-tales
All little girls (ok so maybe not all, I shouldn't be making glittering generalites). Let me rephrase, most little girls dream about becoming the princess in all those wonderful fairy tales. What would happen if you had the chance to obtain that childhood wish? Our protagonist Savannah gets to find out.

Poor Savannah is having a rough time right now. Her boyfriend Hunter has just dumped her for her older sister Jane. Things aren't looking to good either to find a replacement for prom. Here enters
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Terra
Jan 09, 2009 Terra rated it it was amazing
My Fair Godmother is the most delightful fairytale of the current century. This book first caught my interest just because of the cover art and yes I know you should never judge a book by it's cover. Well I will be happy to say that the story within is even better than I could have possibly expected and where were books like this when I was a teen.

Savannah Delano is sweet sixteen, extremely pretty and watched by all the hot jocks. Unfortunately she is so wrapped up in herself that she doesn't re
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Jessica
Jan 13, 2009 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: youngadult
Savannah is having a bad month. First her sister steals her boyfriend, now her fairy godmother is too busy to let her finish a sentence. She only hears the part of Savannah's wish where she says she wants her life to be like a fairy tale. . . . and voila! Savannah is back in the middle ages, scrubbing floors and milking cows as Cinderella. Further attempts to sort out her wishes only result in more mayhem, as Chrissie the godmother can barely be bothered to stop shopping or partying long enough ...more
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Lessons to be learnt?

1.) Be super, duper careful what you wish for and HOW you word your wish!
2.) Don't make superficial wishes...they backfire
3.) If you call your FAIR godmother's name and she doesn't answer, odds are she's on a eight-month long shopping spree
4.) Computer gremlins? They're real.
5.) Shampoos kills ogres
6.) Snow White is not too bright
7.) The dwarves are probably names after Snow White's traits...not theirs!
8.) Wizards are weird
9.) Goats are evil
10.) Godmothers wear sunnies and g
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
This was a fun, light read, a teenage love story in a fairy tale/time travel setting. Really I'd rate this a 3.5. The beginning of My Fair Godmother is AMAZING - I re-read it three or four times just for the sheer pleasure of it. The story of how Savannah's boyfriend was stolen by her older, smarter and formerly frumpy sister was clever, funny and surprisingly profound (I really loved the description of certain teenage jocks as "sharks").

The story lost a lot of steam for me when Savannah's voic
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Nisha
I don't generally have a high opinion of YA lit, so it took me a little longer to begin this book. Actually, to be honest, I was intrigued by the whole incompetent fairy godmother concept and the cover art. The better than average reviews helped, sort of, but my thoughts usually don't match most of the YA reviews I've read, so I wasn't really going to start trusting them now. Considering it all, this book was surprisingly good.

The story begins as a report by the novice godmother to her professo
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Veronica Morfi
Mar 05, 2016 Veronica Morfi rated it really liked it
Highly entertaining. This is a fresh twist on fairy godmothers. It has pretty much every thing I needed to get back on reading. It was very fun, had princess, magic, dragons and one very mischievous fairy godmother.

Full review to come... (I pinky promise!)
Ash
Dec 02, 2013 Ash rated it really liked it
This book is just totally hilarious and I laughed out loud too many times to even count! If you're ever in the mood for a good laugh, read a book by Janette Rallison.

Overview: Savannah has just been dumped by her boyfriend, Hunter, for her perfect older sister Jane. Now she's stuck without a date to prom after she's just finished using up her last penny on her dream dress, and has very recently embarrassed herself in front of most of the school. Now how will she ever get a worthy date to prom?
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Tristi
Jan 27, 2009 Tristi rated it really liked it
I've known Janette Rallison for several years and have been delighted with her sense of humor and her charm. Despite knowing her, I have to admit, I didn't read one of her young adult books until this last summer, and let me say, I've been regretting that procrastination. All this time I could have been a huge fan, and now I feel like I have to go back and retroactively enjoy all her books. I'm serious - I just came home from the library with four of her titles. I've got to make up for all I've ...more
Bookaholic (reads every mortal thing)
Edit 5/11/14- After much consideration, I have decided to add another star to both the books in this series. Why? IM NOT ABLE TO GET THE TWO BLOODY BOOKS OUT OF MY HEAD! (In the best way possible) So I think any book that has that effect on me deserves a full 5 .

Yesterday, I had one of my many weird, spontaneous craving, and this time, it was for a quick, light contemporary. And I'm glad I chose this one.

This is everything it promised it would be: cute, light and fluffy. I've been reading too m
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Amelie
Sep 04, 2015 Amelie rated it it was amazing
My fair Godmother musste ich nach dem grandiosen zweiten Teil dann natürlich auch noch lesen xD Das Buch ist ganz ähnlich strukturiert wie auch das zweite: Chrissy, die eine Extraarbeit tun muss und sich eine Dame in Nöten auswählt. Dieses Mal geht es um Samantha, welche das tragische Schicksal ereilt hat, dass sich ihr Freund und ihre Schwester ineinander verliebt haben. Auch sie hat drei Wünsche frei und wünscht sich einen Prinzen. Wie so oft versteht die gute Chrissy alles falsch und Samantha ...more
Anne
Oct 04, 2011 Anne rated it really liked it
This was a great blend of fairytale, YA romance, and silly humor!

The story starts with two sisters. Jane, the older sister who is studious and smart. Savannah, the younger sister who is beautiful and...not so studious.
Along comes Hunter, who is both handsome and smart. He also happens to be Jane's longtime secret crush. Unfortunately, he doesn't even know she exists. But he has noticed the beautiful Savannah, and much to Jane's disappointment they begin dating.

Enter Chrysanthemum Everstar (Chris
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Anastasia Antonova
May 19, 2016 Anastasia Antonova rated it it was amazing
Мой главный совет всем, кто хочет прочитать книгу: воспринимайте ее как сказку. Не более. Глубокого смысла не найдете, зато получите возможность провести приятнейший вечер в окружении магии, драконов и вредной феи.
Книга понравилась. Она подарила мне несколько дней приятного чтива, с хорошими героями и интересным сюжетом. Посмеяться тоже есть над чем, ведь Саванна просто Мастер Неловких Ситуаций. Кстати, она мне показалась не такой глупой, какой себя считает она сама и окружающие ее. Да, погрешн
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Cookie (seetheworldwithbooks)
4.15 Stars!

There was a time when i was a total idiot. It was when i didn't have any interest to pick any of Janette Rallison's books.

What a fool.

(it was me regretting why i neglected all of Janette's books before)

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If i had known her books were all this amazing, i would have read it waaayyyyy sooner. Seriously guys, i never laughed so hard in my life reading any of YA books. I swear. This book not only made my day, but also made me happy and made me remember why i loved reading books in the first
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Melissa
Nov 24, 2008 Melissa rated it really liked it
I liked this fairy tale-ish book. I read it out loud to my 8 year old, and there were parts at he beginning when I wondered if it was appropriate for her, but once it got into fairy tale mode, it was just up her alley. Funny, sweet, perhaps a bit heavy-handed on the "hot guy" thing, but in the end thoroughly enjoyable.
Melissa
Dec 26, 2009 Melissa rated it really liked it
Once again I'm torn between a 3 and a 4 star rating. I was leaning towards a 3 because I really liked the book, but it was a bit predictable. Then I remembered this part... actually, wait. Let me set it up for you just a bit.
This book is about Savannah - a girl whose boyfriend was stolen by her older sister. Enter the "fair" godmother - Chrissy. Chrissy hasn't done so well in school which is why she is only a fair godmother. But her professor has given her an extra credit project - to grant Sav
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Small Review
Oct 11, 2015 Small Review rated it it was amazing
I wasn't expecting much with this book, but boy was I surprised! I was laughing out loud throughout the whole book. The scenes with Snow White and the goat scene at the ball were gasping-for-breath hilarious. The author's idea was well-realized and seamlessly combined time travel, fractured fairy tales, romance, and characters who were easy to relate to and sympathize with. Savannah grows throughout the book as she realizes how she was silly and gains confidence in her abilities. There is a seco ...more
Tanja
Jun 22, 2009 Tanja rated it really liked it
For some reason all girls want to be in a fairy tale and find the prince after a great struggle. Well, after reading this I don't think I want that anymore. What happens if your fairy godmother is just a "fair" godmother and she messes everything up? This was a fun book and a new twist on the classic fairy tales. I liked that she stuck to the original tales and not the disney ones. Funny.
Saarah
Mar 10, 2016 Saarah rated it it was amazing
so, I read this book yesterday, and absolutely loved it! it was really hilarious a lot of the time, and overall was a great read! the the ending and the characters were awesome too!
Janette
Jan 14, 2010 Janette rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
See the awesome book trailer at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up1jF8...

I love the song!
Sandra
Aug 19, 2015 Sandra rated it really liked it
My Fair Godmother me ha sorprendido mucho, no me esperaba que me fuese a gustar tanto. Savannah al principio es como una adolescente más, preocupada por su novio, su maquillaje y su pelo, pero al final vemos cuánto madura. Sin embargo, Jane al principio me caía fatal: cuando se cambia de pelo y de ropa para parecerse más (igualita) a su hermana me pareció excesivo para llamar a Hunter. Además que no me gustó ni un pelo que parecía que todos tenían algo que decir sobre su inteligencia o el que no ...more
Michelle Rebar
Sep 13, 2009 Michelle Rebar rated it it was amazing
Savannah is a pretty and popular high school sophomore who is having the worst week ever. Her boyfriend just dumped her for her formerly geeky older sister after she gets a make-over. What's a girl to do when she loses her prom date after she already has the perfect dress? Well, the last thing on Savannah's list was to get help from a wish-granting "Fair" Godmother named Chrissy. Yeah, that's right. Fair, as in, not very good.

When faced with the tragic turn her love life has taken, Savannah ac
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Cassi aka Snow White Haggard
Dec 18, 2011 Cassi aka Snow White Haggard rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, kindle, read-in-2011
3.5/5 stars

This book is just so cute. It reminds me of my purple sparkly Christmas tree (in a good way - I love my Christmas tree). It's TRYING to be lighthearted, silly and doesn't want you to take it seriously. If you're looking for something deep and brilliant maybe you didn't notice the pink haired fairy on the cover?

Lately I'm into fairytales. My current obsession with Once Upon A Time is probably the reason. But not all fairytales are made equally. Some have more serious undertones (Once U
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Doruntina
3.5 stars for this book. And only because it was hilarious at the beginning. I laughed out loud.

The story is about Jane and Savannah, who're sisters and look very much alike. They spend time like sisters do until Jane steals Savannah's boyfriend Hunter. On top of that, they try to set her up with Tristan, a hot guy but not popular and of curse Savannah doesn't want to hear it. In comes Chrissy. She is Savannah's fair godmother - literally. She's only just fair. Savannah doesn't even know what to
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Valerie
Sep 19, 2009 Valerie rated it really liked it
Shelves: retellings, fantasy
My Fair Godmother is very entertaining. It is definitly interesting; especially how the author portrays the princes and princesses and how they might actually have been-personality wise.

In the beginning I couldn't completely sympathize with either of the sisters. Jane stole Savannah's boyfriend but Savannah seems to be way too superficial. However, I did feel a bit more simpathetic towards Savannah because she is the one who got dumped. But what a better way to get over your ex then to be magic
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Lucy March
Dec 08, 2015 Lucy March rated it really liked it

A little silly, but big on the FUN!

In this humorous lighthearted, typical yet not entirely cliché, teen fairytale, young Savannah, who had just been dumped by her boyfriend for her own sister, makes a wish to have a princely prom date to replace him.

Unfortunately, her fairy godmother, Chrissy, isn't the best listener (she a bit of a teen airhead herself) and mistakenly believes that she is wishing to be Cinderella, Snow White, AND have a guy from her own time be dragged back to the middle ages u
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Rachel
Feb 18, 2015 Rachel rated it did not like it
Had potential, definitely didn't live up to it.

I was really looking forward to a ditzy pretty girl protagonist blowing ditzy pretty girl stereotypes out of the water by having street smarts in place of her lack of book smarts. And I really thought this book would have that, when it started out contrasting Savannah and her super smart, bookish sister.

But it quickly fell apart when everyone, from her sister to the ex-boyfriend to the love interest to the entire Middle Ages treated her as an idiot
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Jessie
Mar 18, 2011 Jessie rated it it was amazing
What happens when you get assigned a "fair" godmother instead of a fairy godmother? A whole bunch of mischief. Savannah's boyfriend breaks up with her for her older sister. When she expresses her desire to have someone more princelike in her life, her fairy godmother flunkie takes her literally and whisks her off to the middle ages. A funny read. I can't wait for the next one.
kathalovesbooks
DNF nach 130 Seiten

okay ich fühle mich echt schlecht, dass ich das hier nicht gelesen habe bzw. nich weiter lese - aber ich finde diesen 3. Person Erzählstil echt schlimm der macht mir alles kaputt ... musste mich echt zwingen bis hierher zu lesen und muss es jetzt leider abbrechen. Schade, dabei fand ich den Rest gar nich mal so schlecht ....
Valerie Waters
Oct 28, 2013 Valerie Waters rated it really liked it
This was a cute, clean, quick read (even though it took me over a week to read it! I wish I had time to read!!)

I loved Tristan!!! Chrissy was obnoxious and needed a dose of reality. Savannah grew on me. I was ok with her by the end of the book. Hunter and Jane....well that was just messed up!! Reminded me too much of growing up
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