Saturday, December 27, 2014
My Faire Lady, by Laura Wettersten
The story is sweet but a little hard to believe. What parent would let their teen daughter waltz off for an unsupervised summer at a Ren Faire (sheer luck and some attentive grown-ups seem to save Ro from bigger trouble that probably would have come her way). And everyone is just a little too sweet and friendly for words (even the bad guys are a bit comic and harmless). To me, this made the book seem like it was pitched for a pretty young audience, but with underage drinking and multiple veiled allusions to sex, I'm not really sure. I couldn't tell if this was for middle readers, YA, or NA (one review I read claimed it was for "all ages" -- but perhaps it was really for none?).
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