Google+ Reading Teen: How to Ditch your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

Sunday, March 7, 2010

How to Ditch your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

How to Ditch Your FairyIf you could have any kind of personal fairy, what kind would you want?  Unfortunately for Charlie, she didn't get to pick her fairy.  If she had, she would have chosen a loose change fairy, a clothes shopping fairy, or better yet, an all boys like you fairy.  But Charlie didn't get any of those fairies, she got a parking fairy.  Now you might think that this would be a great fairy to have, never having to worry about finding a parking spot, but Charlie doesn't drive, and she's sick of being used by friends, family, and even bullies who want to take advantage of her and her fairy.

How to Ditch Your Fairy is the amusing and quirky story of fourteen-year-old Charlie and her quest to ditch her annoying fairy and find one that will help her to get the boy she thinks is totally pulchy (yes, I said pulchy).  Charlie and her new friend Fiorenze resort to increasingly risky measures to try and get rid of their pesky fairies, in exchange for fairies they think they will be happy with.  But the grass isn't always greener on the other side...

Look for Charlie's tally/checklist at the beginning of each chapter, including things like:
Conversations with Steffi (her boy crush)
Steffi kisses
Community Service

And be sure to look at the back of the book for a glossary of the silly lingo that Charlie and her friends at New Avalon Sports High use.

I really enjoyed this book, and laughed the whole way through (which only took a day).  I hope you enjoy it too!


Parents need to know:  This book does contain some kissing and some references to things that might bother some parents.  For the complete content review go to


  1. Stopping by from SITS :) hope you had a great weekend!

  2. Ooo, I love book reviews from "normal" people. I will have to get this one and read it. I try to keep up on newer reading material for kiddos in the upper elementary/middle school grades. I have a pair of avid readers in my house! Thanks!!

  3. Wife and mommy here, but only 19. It's okay if I still read "YA" books, right? Haha. This one sounds good!

  4. Stopping by from SITS. I'm a children's and teen librarian so I decided to follow too! Hope you stop by!

  5. That sounds really good! I'll have to check it out.
    Swinging in from SITS!


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