Recently relocated to Long Island after her father’s marriage (to the titular wicked stepmother), Lucy is connecting with every last bit of the Cinderella fairy tale. A quick lunchtime exchange brings her to the attention of popular senior Connor, and when Jessica and Madison become her well-dressed fairy godmothers, Lucy believes she has found her Prince Charming. After a series of adventures and misadventures, the action culminates in the prom, where Lucy finds her true “happily ever after.”
This book is a charming, if somewhat predictable and formulaic, take on the high school experience. As heroines go, Lucy is sweet and likable, and believable as a high school sophomore, and I knew characters like her schoolmates in my own high school experience. At some points, I felt that the author was trying a little too hard to force the story to fit the Cinderella framework, but on the whole, the story was not negatively affected.
This book was a quick read, and a pleasant way to spend an afternoon.
Rating: 3 Stars
888 Category: Young Adult Novels
Review cross-posted to: Library Thing