A superadorable story about 11-year-old triplets who conspire to foil their older sister’s wedding to the yucky Burton and reunite her with her true love, her old hunky boyfriend, Alex.
Parent Trap, move over. There’s a new story in town, and though it has much in common with the old story, this one has triplets. The girls, cutely though confusingly named Dawn, Darby and Delaney, are quite different. Confident Dawn, who plans to be president, is decisive; Delaney, the future speaker of the House, can neither sit still nor stop talking; and shy, physically brave Darby, who wants to be the chief justice, is a peaceful dreamer. Nonetheless, the youngsters, who take turns narrating the story in the first person, are hard to tell apart as they speak in much the same voice. It’s a charming voice though, and readers will be rooting for them from Page 1 (or the first fade in, as this begs to be made into a movie). What’s really nice about the story is that author Ziegler makes sisterhood seem almost magical. The plot, which is full of amusing hijinks and physical comedy, has a wingding climax, Lily’s bored bridesmaids add spice, and Burton’s overbearing mother is a horrid hoot.
Cuter than a kitten and almost as much fun. (Fiction. 8-12)