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Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O'Neill
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it was amazing
bookshelves: gns-owned-read

I AM IN SUCH LOVE.

This was adorable and entertaining and sweet and guys Amira has a unicorn and a kick butt hair style and oh I just want more adventures of the two.

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This is a fun, engaging story about Princess Amira (who didn't want to be stuck in the typical Princess role, so when her brother was like "well what else are you going to do?" she runs off with her Unicorn to be heroic) and Princess Sadie (who's trapped in a tower, somewhat reluctantly, and suffers from low self-esteem and body conscious issues). After Amira saves Sadie (and they agree it was a good thing Amira did), they decide to go off and do heroic things. Their first heroic act? Saving a Prince who really didn't want to be a stereotypical damsel-saving Prince anyhow.

There's a lot to recommend this book - the artwork is bright and cheerful, with a little bit of creepy for the villain, but overall nothing scarier then what you'd see in kid shows today. Amira has a kick-butt hairstyle and looks like the dashing hero she wants to be. Sadie is fluffy and adorable, only somewhat mollified throughout the story that Amira sees her for her, not for what she looks like. The two gradually fall in love through their combined adventures, with Amira understanding that being a fluffy Princess doesn't mean you have to be weak and Sadie understanding that strength isn't always in how well you wield a sword.

The ending, in the fight against the villain who trapped Sadie in the Tower to begin with, broke my heart a little..before making me laugh because sometimes you really should be careful what you say.

The total lack of judgement in this graphic novel - which is easily for 8+ I'd say - is so refreshing. The only person who makes judgements is the villain and well its a villain, what do you expect? The Prince doesn't comment on Amira or Sadie after he realizes they won't comment on his choices in life, Amira doesn't think less of Sadie for wanting to be safe and secure (even if it meant hiding in a tower), Sadie doesn't comment on the fact Amira didn't want to wear dresses or get married for political strength. They even run across a giant who is rampaging and Sadie diffuses the situation without doing anything other then being herself.

More graphic novels need to be available for kids - they need to see that everyone has something to contribute and being yourself doesn't always mean being labeled.
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Reading Progress

June 28, 2016 – Shelved
June 28, 2016 – Shelved as: gns-owned-to-read
July 11, 2016 – Started Reading
July 11, 2016 –
page 13
24.53% ""I have a sword, a unicorn and kick butt hair!" those are all requirements to rescue a princess for sure."
July 11, 2016 – Shelved as: gns-owned-to-read
July 11, 2016 – Shelved as: gns-owned-read
July 11, 2016 – Finished Reading

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