FAIRY TALE by Cyn Balog


Age Range: 12 - 14
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In most high schools, the psychic girl would be the weird supernatural student, but Morgan’s precognitive powers just aren’t the strangest thing around. Instead, it’s Morgan’s boyfriend, Cam, her best friend since they were in diapers, who’s the really paranormal teen in this shallow romance. It seems Cam is a changeling, destined to return to the fairy lands on his 16th birthday. Morgan watches in horror as Cam’s football-player physique shrinks away into sparkly, winged, smooth-skinned feyness. Meanwhile, she has to cope with an interloper: Pip, the human child originally stolen and replaced by Cam in the cradle 16 years before. As Morgan watches, Pip transforms from fashion-challenged dork to a gorgeous-smelling hunk with washboard abs. It’s too bad that this love story, fairly original within the confines of the trendy paranormal-romance genre, is so thoroughly superficial, complete with a self-absorbed, unlikable heroine and a looks-obsessed notion of love and romance. The fairy world has got to be better than being in Morgan’s orbit. (Fantasy. 12-14)

Pub Date: June 23rd, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-385-73706-7
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Delacorte
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2009


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