Princess for hire by Lindsey Leavitt
Egmont, 2011. ISBN: 9781405246125.
(Age: 11+) Recommended. Desi's life sucks. She has to wear a stupid, furry costume at work, the guy she likes doesn't know she exists and her former best friend hates her. So when she's accepted as a substitute princess, it looks like she might finally have a chance to shine - and there's a hot prince to meet! But is Desi really up to the royal challenge? After all, the life of a princess isn't just tiaras and slippers.
Follow Desi as she travels to other countries helping out young princesses who want to get away from it all, family disagreements, unwanted suitors and lost family/friends.
I really, truly liked this book. I read it in just a matter of days and enjoyed every page. Lindsey must have a good grasp of what young readers want and enjoy because this book really hit the spot. I think that I might even give my younger cousin this book for Christmas as I really think that any young child getting into reading (or anyone really) would absolutely love this book as much as I have.
Taylor Oxenham (student)