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Royally Jacked (Royally Jacked #1)

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  3,624 ratings  ·  114 reviews
Valerie's life is pretty good. While she's not the most popular girl in school, she does have decent grades, great friends, and a potential boyfriend. All a girl could want.

Then her mother announces that (1) she's gay, and (2) she's leaving Valerie's dad for her girlfriend. Not what Valerie envisioned for her future. And just when Valerie is getting over this bombshell,

Mass Market Paperback, 229 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by Simon Pulse (first published December 23rd 2003)
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Cristina F
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I chose this book because after reading The Chosen One I really needed something light and uplifting. This was a great book to pick. It was really cute and a very quick read. The only problem is I did not realize it's part of the series and I do not have the next book! Uh oh. I want to know what happens with Valerie and the two guys she is crushing on.

What the book blurb doesn't tell you is before moving to Europe the guy Valerie has been crushing on finally starts to show some interest and then
Nov 06, 2009 H.orses rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes a laugh-out-loud romance
This book was hilarious! It was one that I had found when I first said to myself, "Since you can't make up your mind, your just going to close your eyes, scroll your finger along the spines, and choose. No going back." The cover threw me for a moment as just a silly cartoon, but I had promised myself and I did read it. In the end I was pretty glad I had read it, I couldn't stop laughing! It was like a version of the movie that ABC always plays "The Prince And Me" in a book instead, but with diff ...more
5 stars because I have to be honest, I totally LOVED this book when I was in high school. LOL!
Okay, this book is cute. It really is. My problem is that I had no idea what the purpose was. Nothing was resolved.

Valerie moved with her dad to this small European country, the main plot of the book, which, by the way, happens more than halfway through the story. While there, she lives in the country's castle and of course falls in love with the handsome prince. Right away. That is always my biggest pet peeve with young adult books. I want build up and conflict surrounding the relationship and
Karen Keyte

“Exactly two weeks, one day, and ten hours ago, my mother completely ruined my life. She announced over her usual dinner of Kraft macaroni and cheese (with tomatoes and broccoli bits mixed in - her attempt at being healthy) that she no longer wished to remain married to my dad. She planned to move in with her new girlfriend, Gabrielle. Yep. Girlfriend.” - Valerie Winslow

It’s not like Val is anti-gay or anything - she’s not, truly - but her mother could not have picked a worse time to decide she’
michelle suttentapia
Royally Jacked- Valerie is the main character of the book.“Exactly two weeks, one day, and ten hours ago, my mother completely ruined my life. She announced over her usual dinner of Kraft macaroni and cheese (with tomatoes and broccoli bits mixed in - her attempt at being healthy) that she no longer wished to remain married to my dad. She planned to move in with her new girlfriend,Gabrielle.Val is a sophomore in high school half way through her sophomore year. Val is going to have to relocate. H ...more
Esther Stella
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I love this triology! probably because i had no idea it was going to be triology. I was completely hooked right from the start. Niki Burnham's writing is a delight to read

this is a cute and fun book for tweens. I really enjoyed reading this little romance when I was in high school. Gave me a little hope that i may meet my own prince charming someday. :)
Royally Jacked totally reminds me of The Princess Diaries. It does star a Royal, but not a Princess Mia. Instead, there's a prince named Georg or something like that and it's pronounced in an odd way. Royally Jacked is hilarious, silly, and seemingly immature. That's probably why preteens are allow to read it.

It's a very short book, with only about two hundred pages. Even though it's amazingly short, it's quite annoying, thanks to the immature, or usually whiny, main character/narrator. I'll ex
Ubah Khasimuddin
LOVED this book, it was exactly what I was looking for. Funny enough I found this book at the Dollar Store and I thought "what the heck," it has turned out to be one of those books that I keep in my permanent collection. I adore the premise of a regular girl living in a castle and the prince falling in love with her. The writing and pace are perfect, nothing forced. After reading this book, I went online to Amazon and paid decidedly MORE then a $1 for books 2 and 3 in this series, it was well wo ...more
The Biblio Fairy
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This book has some seriously funny lines. Valerie's narration is honest and natural. I also liked the fact that the prince in this story is not depicted as the most handsome guy on earth. Valerie wasn't attracted to him outright as Valerie had another love interest at the beginning of the story. I believe that the prince grew on Valerie as they got to know each other better. I also like Prince Georg. He is smart, responsible, and "normal." In fact, thi
Jennifer Jensen (Literally Jen)
I got a bunch of these Simon Pulse books in a Book Bazaar deal on PaperBackSwap about a year ago, and I finally decided to give one a try. They are basically chick lit/light romance novels for the high school demographic. The main character, Valerie Winslow, is a high school sophomore who is silently suffering over the real reason her parents are getting a divorce: her mom is a lesbian. She can't even admit this to her very best friends.

Because of her parents' split, she basically has two choice
Jennifer Wardrip
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Valerie Winslow, like any other girl, thought that she had it all: the perfect friends, the perfect family, and the perfect crush. But her world turns upside down and soon Valerie begins to question her whole life. Her mother decides to tell the family, at the dinner table, that she cannot continue in her marriage because she is gay and is going to move out and live with the new love of her life, who happens to be a woman.

2.5 / 5 stars
This review is also posted at http://readingnookandcranny.blogspot....

Well, I will say first and foremost this book was a disappointing rom-com. Goodreads recommended it to me based on my brit lit/comedy selection, and the tag line on the back is "A romantic comedy for every girl who thinks she's met her prince." Well, this book is about as much of a romantic "comedy" as most rom-com movies are - i.e. not at all. I don't think I chuckled or laughed a single time throughout the entir
Buku ini lumayan memberi sedikit refreshing buat gw yang memang butuh bacaan ringan buat ngencerin otak gw yang mulai kusyutt.

Ceritanya simpel banget, bener-bener teenlit. Tentang seorang remaja bernama Valerie, yang ortunya separate, trus dia milih tinggal ma ayahnya yang ternyata dapet kerjaan di Eropa, dan mereka pindah negara lah nih critanya. Tinggal di sebuah apartemen yg jauh dari layak menurut ukurannya si Valerie, trus dia mesti test untuk bisa masuk ke sekolah disana, belum lagi proble
I liked the problem the main character was already facing in the beginning, and the decision that she had to make when romance was just starting to bloom between her and her crush. The excitement of her soon to be encounter with the prince (or should I say the son of the prince) thrilled me into keeping the pages turning. When she finally meets someone her age in the palace, the hints he gives makes his identitiy obvious. Things started to slow down as Valerie waits to go to school and messages ...more
Kathryn Steffen
My sister Kimmy and I used to collect these books! Every month we would be so excited to see if Waldenbooks or Borders had the new book. I think this story and it's companion "Spin Control" will always be one of, if not my favorite :)
Kathleen Camenforte
I know this isn't the greatest book in the world but I just couldn't help but smile like an idiot while reading it. Where do I sign up for my own Georg? hahaha
Teen book, nothing spectacular. Girl's mom is gay so she moves to a foreign country with her dad and meets a prince.
This book was cute enough, I guess, but there were things that really annoyed me...number one being Valerie. I just didn't like her character much at all because she just seemed like a jerk or as she considers herself at one point in the book, "shallow." I also didn't like how she kept comparing Georg to David, they are totally different people so of course they are going to be different in many ways! I just wanted to her get over David because he obviously didn't really care for her if he would ...more
Katie Fitzgerald
The writing is pretty basic, with no real frills. It's very easy to read, and would likely appeal to reluctant readers who like romantic comedy films. Fans of the Princess Diaries will also like the similar subject matter and will be pleased to fall in love with Georg right along with Valerie. The older cover from the 2003 edition is starting to look a bit dated, but the contemporary-looking new cover will definitely grab a new generation of teens' attention.

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cute, but i'm not the target audience, so not interested
I picked this book up, expecting it to be a cheesy, somewhat annoying love story. Boy, was I wrong. This book had many layers to it, beside girl meets prince. This book includes the main character dealing with a divorce between parents, her mother coming out of the closet, mean girls, responsibility, the pain of rumors, and how important a public image is. Oh yeah, and young love. This book is truly adorable, and captures the mind of a fifteen year old girl very well. I recommend this book to an ...more
Good for a bit of fluffy light reading
Valerie has a great life, until her mom comes out of the closet, moves in with her girlfriend, and divorces her dad. Valerie then needs to decide who she will live with, her mom or dad. She hates that they are seperated and her dad has be reassigned to a royal family overseas. She prefers to be with her dad, even if she has to leave the country. There she meets the prince and then the fun begins.

Great, funny story, which I couldn't put down. Can't wait to read what happens next.
Lillie Longhorn
This book has a finished ending that i can deal with but i would love to see a sequal to this book.
I really liked this book because I find the whole plot interesting. I have always read books that they're parents have divorced and they go live somewhere else and their child becomes a rebel. In this book they the author changes it, their mother is a lesbian and her dad works for the president. I like how they made her go live with her father in a CASTLE with a ROYAL FAMILY, that was something different that I really liked about this book.
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