Charming ... to a point.

Summary:

Daisy Winters (16) has an inherently normal life. She lives in Florida and has dyed red hair. A teen working in a local discount store? Normal. But not for long. Her sister Ellie is engaged to Alex, the Prince of Scotland. Now, her whole family is in the spotlight. Her ex-boyfriend is selling photos to the papers and bloggers are lurking, just waiting for her to slip up. On a trip to Scotland to learn about Ellie's new life, Daisy learns she is far from becoming the sister of a princess. Because everything she does screams "annoying American peasant," Miles (the prince's younger brother) is charged with keeping Daisy at bay. Except, he's the one encouraging the reckless behavior. Will Daisy be able to avoid the press and not embarrass her sister or will she ruin the entire engagement?

Note: Prince Charming was originally published as Royals.


BTSYA / Teen Reader (18):
Prince Charming is a "charming" book. The story is well written and lighthearted, making it a quick, easy-to-follow read. I was immersed in Daisy's adventures, and kept wishing for a long-lost sister who was marrying a prince! Miles is the guy you love to hate, and, hands-down the book's best character. He adds a unique flavor to an otherwise forgettable cast.

Prince Charming succeeds as a quirky teenage romance. The book let me down because I wasn’t expecting much. I was disappointed in Daisy. She is forgettable and unlikable, which is disappointing as novels like these tend to emphasize the uniqueness of their female protagonist. I loved Miles, but other than him I’m not fond of anyone else, which made it hard to be invested in the story.

If you run across the book in the library, I won't discourage you from reading it, It's a quick, easy read and if you’re bored over the summer you can read it in a day. I don''t recommend it as a gift or to buy. There are other, better slice-of-life books out there. My favorites are listed below.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Readers who like lighthearted romance - and the idea of marrying a real prince - may find this a fast, fun adventure.

Content Awareness Factors:

The story contains profanity and mild sexual situations.


Type of Book:
This is the first book in a young adult series about a family whose daughter is marrying a royal.
Educational Themes:

This is a story for leisure reading.

Reading Level:
6.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
13 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
13 and Up
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer age: 18
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow or skip. The story is fun and fast, but there are better ones like it out there.

Title Prince Charming
About

Royals, Book 1

Author Rachel Hawkins
Publisher Penguin Books, Imprint Penguin Random House © 2019
ISBN 9781524738259
Material Paperback
Cost $10.99
Genres Coming Of Age, Life Lessons, Romance
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