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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Student Review: Fairy Tale (Balog)

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Fairy Tale
Author: Cyn Balog
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Fiction
Pages: 248
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Morgan Sparks’s boyfriend is perfect. Cameron is the star quarterback (who according to the school newspaper can do anything), super popular, and likeable. Morgan has known Cameron forever. As their joint sixteen birthday approaches, Morgan feels Cameron is becoming distant from her ever since his awkward cousin, Pip, arrived. Cameron finally tells her that he is a fairy, switched at birth, destined to become the next fairy king. To make matters worse, Cameron has been arranged to be married to another fairy. Morgan struggles to keep her boyfriend on earth while denying her growing feelings for Pip.

I picked this book because first of all the pretty cover and it looked like an easy read with the "Twilight" aspect to it. The author does a good job writing in Morgan’s perspective throughout the whole story. She also uses vivid descriptions so you can imagine what she is saying. This was a decision book where Morgan has to decide if she wants to keep Cameron to herself or let him go. Another theme throughout the book was that if you love someone or something then you should let it go.

Overall this was a good fantasy, romance for girls that enjoy a cheesy, corny book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars because it sometimes dragged on. I also think teenage girls should read this story because some of the wording is not appropriate for younger readers.

This book will you have you asking yourself, what if you were in risk of losing your best friend forever?
--Eileen, 8th grade

Thank you Eileen!  You are has a great cover.


Kathy Martin said...

This sounds like something my students would like. I have been looking at the pretty cover too. I like that you feel it would appeal to older students. What made you think parts were cheesy or corny?

Sam said...

Nice review! I also really ike the cover.


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