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My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
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Feb 15, 09

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Read in February, 2009

This is a great fairy-tale retelling, a mixture of Cinderella and Snow White. When high schooler Savannah's older sister Jane has a makeover and catches the eye of Savannah's senior boyfriend Hunter, the sibling wars begin. Enter Chrystanthemum Everstar, a fairy godmother who has a lot to prove after exiting her early training as only "fair". Chrissy appears to Savannah, finally convinces her she really has three wishes and proceeds to mangle them by not really listening to her. All Savannah really wants is a prince to take her to Prom. First, our fair godmother sends Savannah back to the Middle Ages, as the real, lives in rags, there's a pot of porridge over the fire for days because there is no refrigeration, Cinderella. Repeated calls to Chrissy by Savannah finally are heeded, but then she misinterprets yet again and Savannah is back in the Middle Ages as Snow White. Lucky for her, the dwarves just think she's insane and head off to tell the prince about her affliction. Once she's home again, Savannah discovers news of a missing classmate, Tristan. Turns out Chrissy has been at work again, and sent him to the Middle Ages on a quest, never to return unless he becomes the prince Savannah needs. Savannah finds a loophole in her fairy contract and Chrissy must send her back to help oversee Tristan's development. This was a quick, fun story, one I would have read more than once as a teen.
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