Friday, June 15, 2007
Review: If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince by Melissa Kantor
"When high school sophomore Lucy Norton's father remarries, Lucy's life is turned upside down. She and her father move from their West Coast home to a suburb on Long Island. With a small bedroom in the unfinished basement, unlimited chores, a blank social calender, and a huge crush on the dashing prince of the varsity basketball team, Lucy's life has the makings of a Cinderella story - complete with two bratty stepsisters and a wicked stepmother. So isn't she supposed to get the prince? And go to the senior prom?"
I liked this book, but Lucy's age (younger than me) and her personality weren't as magnetic as characters in Confessions of a Not It Girl. I really started to hate Lucy's stepmom a lot, so it was kind of awkward how Lucy's feelings changed towards her. It almost seemed to happen to fast to me, making the character seem underdeveloped, like none of the feelings were real, only obviously fictional.