Tuesday, July 7, 2009

How to Ditch Your Fairy

How To Ditch Your Fairy
written by Justine Larbalestier


While I adored the concept of everyone having their individual 'fairy' that would enhance abilities, the storytelling wasn't exactly top-notch. Unlike say, Louise Rennison, I got used to the slang pretty quickly and managed to start enjoying the story. Everything was light and conversational with a good story, but not that much really happened. I don't know, there's not much to remark on. It's not that the book was a flop, because it's really not, but there's not much of anything that's really awesome about it other than the fairies. I just feel like the story could have been done much faster. There also could have been more sideplots, instead of this one huge plot that took up more time than it needed. I did love everything to do with the fairies--the different types, the mythology, etc. I kind of wish Fiorenza's mother's book was what I was reading instead of this book. Still, it's not *too* bad as a book, just skip it if you're looking for heavy literature.

Rating: 3.5/5


  1. I hadn't really thought of it that way but you are right. It was a lot of action for such a small plot. I like this book but not as much as her Magic or Madness series.

  2. I'm reading the first Magic or Madness book now. So far, so good :)


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