I'm super-excited to be able to tell you all about a very special book. I'm part of the unofficial blog tour for Anna Staniszewski's MY VERY UNFAIRY TALE LIFE! I don't read as many MG books as YA, so before I give you my own opinion, I have a couple of guests here who happen to be experts. Well, not so much experts on MG as much as experts on Fairy Tales and such. Please welcome my friends, Gary the Gnome and Sparkles the Unicorn!
GARY: Hey everybody! I have to tell you all that I loved reading a book about gnomes for a change-
ME: Wait a second. Did you actually READ the book, Gary? Because it really isn't about gnomes.
GARY: Typical human. You see what you want to see. The hero was clearly the gnome. Right, Sparkles?
ME: Um, all he said was neigh.
GARY: *headpalm* Can't you even speak unicorn? Sheesh.
ME: *shifts uncomfortably* Uh... No I guess not.
SPARKLES: Neeeeeeiiiiggggghhhh. *rears*
GARY: Anyhow, read the book. It's good, even if you're human and can't stand to admit it's really about the heroism of a brave young gnome.
ME: Seriously, Gary, you haven't read it, have you?
Wow. Well, next time I promise to make sure my guests have actually read the book....and speak English. But if you're wondering what I thought? I was sold after reading the first paragraph. I plan on buying a copy for my own daughter as well because I have the feeling she's going to LOVE it. The characters are so much fun, and Anna's creativity was a-maz-ing. Warning though - I found the villain seriously creepy (in a good way). *shudders*