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Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
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Apr 02, 2009

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I found the heroine extremely childish and intolerable in the first 3 parts, but I suspect Murdock deliberately made her that way. However, I do not think Murdock meant her to be so unlikeable that readers would not be able to stomach her. I did not truly like Ben until the last part when she finally grows up and recognizes the purpose behind the "princess" lessons, her responsibilities as the sole heir to the kingdom. When she got over herself, acted less spoiled, and actually got some spunk. Part 4 made up for my early disappointment in Ben.

I guess I have mixed feelings for Princess Ben. On one hand, I did not enjoy it the first time through - okay, I could not even get through it! On the other hand, I enjoyed watching Ben grow up into a wonderful and thoughtful princess once I did make it through. If only she had grown up a lot earlier in the book - I think I might have liked it even better.

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message 1: by Amy (new) - rated it 3 stars

Amy I am only 25% done, and I have thought countless times "Really? Spoiled brat...she needs to mature and FAST."

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