How to Ditch Your Fairy

Tirzah Price, also known as The Compulsive Reader, is one of our panelists this year for Fantasy and Science Fiction–a daunting but rewarding quest indeed! At her blog, she reviews YA books of all genres, as well as posting book news, hosting contests, and featuring favorite books.

Recently, she reviewed the latest novel by Justine Larbalestier, author of the Magic or Madness Trilogy: a stand-alone book called How to Ditch Your Fairy. Imagine living in a world where everybody had their own personal fairy, each with its own special brand of luck–you could have a good hair fairy, a loose-change-finding fairy…or you could be like Charlotte, aka Charlie, and have the lamest fairy ever: a parking fairy. Sure, everyone else wants to have you in their car, but when you're only fourteen, who really needs a parking spot? Enter the fairy-ditching plan.

Charlie is a spunky, fun, and hilarious character whose frustration is palpable and whose many wild (and occasionally death-defying) escapades, along with her frank narration, will have readers roaring in laughter.

Click here for the full review.