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 character ...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
This is gonna be a slightly different review than what I normally write. So here goes....
I almost gave up on this book. If I'm being honest here, it started off really slow and boring. I thought it was going to end up being a rant about the wrongness of men and love. I worried it was too cynical and that it was trying to steer me away from love. Yet, that is completely the opposite of what this book is talking about. It's not about avoiding love, but rather the wrong ki ...more
Quinn is the main character of the story, and she’s the ...more
I really like the characters. Quinn is exceedingly nice and polite which you don't see a lot in books ...more
I had a really hard time getting into the flow of this book. I hated all the italic sections from the various women in Barry's life. It would just be getting interesting and BAM, here comes this random writing from some random woman. Blek. I also had a hard time just getting into this story period. But, when Frances Lee came into the picture and the road trip began- I was hooked. I adored the latter half of the bo ...more
I lo ...more
As someone who had a hell of time with ADD, I would've loved to drop out if I had the choice. Anyway, my defensiveness at the opinio ...more
But I don't think Caletti is writing young adult novels any longer. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart was the first indication I had that she was writing books that were supposedly for teens but really explored themes they simply don't care about.
And now her plots are simply too slow moving and her romances are horribly flat, as if she's had ...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
This is my first Caletti book. I ...more
After Quinn discovers that her father has not only broken women's hearts but stolen pieces of them too, Quinn find the need to undo the wrongs that he's done. Along with Quinn's younger sister and half sister, they go on a roadtrip (yay for roadtrips!) ...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
Quinn's father embodies Prince Charming. He's magnetic, electric, selfish, lazy, eccentric, egotistical, and clever. But what does Prince Charming do after he's stolen hearts?
He steals one object from each of the women he's been with, and tapes their name to the bottom. Quinn discovers this and goes on a karmic mission with her younger sister "Sprout" and the half sister she hardly knows, Frances, to right her father's wrongs. Along the way, she learns th ...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.
|does anyone else notice that the cover page's picture is the same from the book "flirting with boys" ??||3||16||Jan 15, 2013 05:54PM|
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