Calonita, Jen Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School), 242 pages. Sourcebooks, 2015. $16. Violence: PG. Language: G; Mature Content: G.
As the oldest daughter in the Little Old Shoe, GIlly has been trying to keep her family fed by doing some thieving on the side. When she gets caught for the third time, she is sent off the Reform School, run by Flora, Cinderella’s Evil Step Mother, who has herself been reformed. Gilly is not really interested in reforming; she just wants to escape in order to keep helping her family. Her new roommate, Kayla, is a fairy with a huge grudge. Her friend Jax is much more than he seems to be – a thief like Gilly. And Jocelyn, who is the younger sister of the former Evil Queen, seems to get away with breaking every rule. Gilly is stuck in the middle of a plot to return an ancient evil to Enchantsia. Without her help, evil will win this time.
Add this to your retold fairy tale collection. Light, fun, and filled with action. For those who enjoy this style of fantasy, they will eat it up.
EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher