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My Fair Godmother (My Fair Godmother #1)

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  9,692 ratings  ·  1,246 reviews
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
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 22nd 2009 by Walker Childrens (first published January 6th 2009)
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Mar 21, 2014 Cara rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Tadiana ♕Part-Time Dictator♕
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
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.
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
This book was JUST FANTASTIC! It has knights, princess, dragons, witches and all the things that the perfect fairy tale needs! ILOVEIT! One of my favorites books<3 i never get defrauded with Janette Rallison's books!:)

¡Ame este libro! Aunque el personaje de Chrissy no me callo muy bien, ni el de Jane y Hunter. Pero el de Savannah y Tristan si! ¡Los ame! (no del modo que se aman el y ella) pero me encancanto su forma de llevarae entre ambos, son sarcasticos y divertidos, igual que el libro en
Small Review
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
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.
Michelle Rebar
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
Cassi aka Snow White Haggard
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
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
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
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.
Valerie Waters
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
Its exactly what I needed as a light read. Thought it was a comedy genre at first. But later, it moved on to adventure, magic, romance and thriller. Good read.

Thanks Cara, for the recommendation..I really enjoyed the book.
"You attacked an old woman, then convinced a group of dwarfs you were insane. One more day and the whole fairy tale would have to be rewritten to include a chapter where the villagers go to the castle, beg the queen for a poisoned apple, and administer it themselves just so they can have some peace and quiet."

Il vostro fidanzato vi ha appena mollato per vostra sorella più grande? Non disperate! Chrysanthemum Everstar arriverà in vostro soccorso dandovi la possibilità di esaudire tre dei vostri d
2015 Reading Challenge, Libro #39: Un libro con magia/A book with magic.

Qué lindura. Definitivamente me hacia falta un libro así.
Jan 14, 2010 Janette rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Gizem Ceylan
This book was fun. Okay, it was sometimes way too much cliché but it was still a fun read.

1. We get to see both sides of Savannah and Jane. Savannah is the airhead and Jane is the smartypants but as story went further and further we saw Savannah's smartypants side and Jane's airhead sides. They had several dimensions as almost every human has. Way to go Rallison!!

2. I always love a mystery or a mysterious character thrown somewhere in the storyline, and this one had Black Knight, I always took s
Deborah Andreasen
I will admit, I am a biased reviewer. Janette Rallison has wiggled her way into my library and earned a spot as a favorite author. In my defense, I don't know Rallison. The reason she's a favorite is because she's good. Plain and simple.

My Fair Godmother is the story of Savannah, who has it all. She has the looks, the popularity, the hot boyfriend. Never mind that Hunter is a little on the brainy side and Savannah is, well, not. When Savannah's older, nerdy sister, Jane, steals Hunter, Savannah
Sierra Abrams

If only Savannah Delano’s beautiful but stupid boyfriend hadn’t broken up with her for her sister – she wouldn’t be in this mess. Instead of planning to go to prom with Hunter, in the gorgeous $350.00 dress she’d bought specifically for the event, she’s stuck with a frustrating and inexperienced Fairy – excuse me, FAIR – Godmother. When Chrysanthemum Everstar gives Savannah three wishes, Savannah thinks she’s got it under control – I mean how hard can it be to use
Violet Crush
This book was on my Wishlist for some time so when I spotted it in the library I grabbed it and the good thing is I wasn’t disappointed. Before I tell you how much fun it was let me tell you a little about the story. 2 sisters-Jane and Savannah. Jane steals Savannah’s boyfriend Hunter. Savannah is heart-broken which is why when a fairy godmother asks her to make 3 wishes, she wishes for a Price and a happily ever after like in fairy tales. But the problem is that her godmother is a teenage fairy ...more
Two words: Utterly hilarious.

I loved My Fair Godmother. It's funny, entertaining, witty and, did I mention, hilarious?? I think I loved everything about this novel - the plot, the characters and the writing style.

The plot was adorable. Just the idea of being sent back in time as different princesses for different fairy tales for two wishes is just plain original and extremely entertaining. Imagine all the mistakes and errors that occur along the way. It definitely made me curious and I'm so glad
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