Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cordially Uninvited by Jennifer Roy -- ADVISABLE

Roy, Jennifer Cordially Uninvited 250 pgs. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012. $15.99.

Content: PG

Eleven-year-old Claire travels to England for what is supposed to be her favorite cousin's fairy tale wedding to a prince, but Claire has more in mind than her role as a junior bridesmaid in the biggest wedding of the century. She's never met the prince, and is concerned that he may not be good enough for her cousin. Worse, someone is trying to sabotage the wedding. Is it Pandora, the junior bridesmaid with the bad attitude...or someone else? Add in a cute boy and plenty of mishaps as Claire negotiates the customs of a new country, and Cordially Uninvited is a royally fun read.

A cute story with plenty of fancy details thrown in, this book should appeal to fans of weddings, England, and all things royal. Claire is a character to root for, as she genuinely wants what's best for her cousin -- even if it means interrupting the wedding of the century. The romantic elements add a little fun without being over-the-top for the age group.

EL, MG -- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by: Caryn

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