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How to Ditch Your Fairy | [Justine Larbalestier]

How to Ditch Your Fairy

If you lived in a world where everyone had a personal fairy, what kind would you want? Unfortunately for Charlie, she's stuck with a parking fairy - if she's in the car, the driver will fiind the perfect parking spot. Tired of being treated like a personal parking pass, Charlie devises a plan to ditch her fairy for a more useful model. But Charlie soon learns there are consequences for messing with fairies - and she will have to resort to extraordinary measures to set things right again.
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Publisher's Summary

If you lived in a world where everyone had a personal fairy, what kind would you want?

  • A clothes-shopping fairy (The perfect outfit will always be on sale!)
  • A loose-change fairy (Pretty self-explanatory.)
  • A never-getting-caught fairy (You can get away with anything....)

    Unfortunately for Charlie, she's stuck with a parking fairy - if she's in the car, the driver will fiind the perfect parking spot. Tired of being treated like a personal parking pass, Charlie devises a plan to ditch her fairy for a more useful model. At first, teaming up with her archenemy (who has an all-the-boys-like-you fairy) seems like a good idea. But Charlie soon learns there are consequences for messing with fairies - and she will have to resort to extraordinary measures to set things right again.

    ©2009 Justine Larbalestier; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

  • What the Critics Say

    "At its core, this is a typical coming-of-age story, but the addition of the fairies, the slightly alternative setting, and the made-up slang make it much more." (School Library Journal)

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      greg 04-25-13
      greg 04-25-13 Member Since 2013

      On the road quite a bit either solo or with kids in the car. Love finding entertainment for that broad range.

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      How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

      The story had some good character banter. Some of it made my middle & high schoolers laugh. I found out that I wasn't the only listener in the car waiting for more.


      What about Kate Atkinson’s performance did you like?

      She has a great accent with an Aussie lilt that could convey just the right teen emotional expressions. Her voice gave a good personification to the characters and made them come alive much more than reading them on a page.


      Any additional comments?

      I think it would be lost on any listener under ~8 years old.

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      Janet H. Maddox 09-09-13
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      I started this book but only listened to about 30 minutes of it. I found it a silly premise for a silly book. When I selected it I did not take the description to mean that the "fairies" mentioned were to be actual fairies in some imaginary world. Just not the stuff for me.

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