Title: Just Your Average Princess
Author: Kristina Springer
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pub Date: 10/11/2011
Convince us to read the book: Just Your Average Princess is your typical “girl meets snooty girl/relative and proceeds to have an all out war with her” story. A feel-good novel, the characters will have you smiling or rolling your eyes, but eventually will leave you satisfied. Jamie (the main character) really just does not like her cousin for most of the book. Towards the end, things work out and everyone is happy.
Compelling aspects of the book: This was a rather intriguing book focused on a family that grows pumpkins. How many books are about a pumpkin growing family? Certainly a different subject.
Were you disappointed with the book at all: Yes
Reasons why you were disappointed with the book: The adamant hatred by Jamie of her cousin is really difficult to deal with and makes you wish you weren't reading it. The book has great potential, but there's only so much negativity a person can handle
Cover: Certainly a cute cover, general appeal for teenage girls, only issue: the girl on cover looks like she was badly Photoshopped in.
Age Range: 12-15
Quality: 3Q Readable
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal