Middle school is far from a fairytale for adorkable misfit Lacey Unger-Ware. When Lacey ends up with popular girl Paige Harrington’s smart-mouthed fairy godmother, Katarina, trapped in her hair, life gets more magical–just not in a ‘prince charming’ kind of way.
Katarina’s wings are too damaged to continue her fairy duties, and Lacey must take over as Paige’s fairy godmother. Distracted by her new responsibilities, Lacey’s in danger of losing her best friend, Sunny. Can Lacey get the hang of magic, make Paige’s dreams come true, and survive middle school? (~Goodreads)
Barbara and James have worked together ever since they sold a feature film script about a very, very, bad cat, “Fluffy,” to Disney’s Hollywood Pictures. Their romantic comedy film script, “Deliver Us From Eva,” was produced by Focus Features. “Oh My Godmother: the Glitter Trap,” is their first book. (~website)
I knew from the blurb that this book would be funny – her name is Lacey Unger-Ware?! – but I didn’t expect to laugh out loud as much as I did while reading about Lacey’s adventures. After accidentally trapping a fairy godmother named Katarina in her hair, Lacey has to fill her magical shoes and make sure snobby Paige Harrington’s dream of starring in the school musical comes true…even though Paige’s singing voice leaves something to be desired. And if Lacey fails, well then none of her dreams – like her dream of working with animals at the zoo – will ever come true.
Unsurprisingly, Lacey has a little bit of a hard time mastering magic, with hysterical results. We’re talking vertical rides in a moped, a great pickle calamity, some ticked off bunnies, and a whole lotta pigeon poop. And glitter. Pigeon poop and glitter feature prominently.
Katarina is a hoot, Lacey’s best friend Sunny is adorable, and Paige is much more than a stuck-up cheerleader. But Lacey is totally the star of this story, with an honest, hilarious voice tween girls are going to adore. I’m looking forward to more sparkly fun in this series!