Tansy Miller has just learned that she is 78 percent pathetic from a fairy godmother she had no idea she even had. Evidently she earned this particularly pathetic ranking for her choice in boyfriends which led to a doomed date of vandalism on a city building where said boyfriend ditches her and she is arrested by police. Tansy believes that her luck is about to change when her fairy godmother grants her 3 wishes. Anything she wants. But either Tansy isn’t very good at making wishes or her fairy godmother isn’t very good at getting them right. Either way, Tansy finds herself is one mess after another until she is sitting in a barn in the Middle Ages, chained to the wall, expected to turn straw into gold and guarded by her brother’s handsome friend.
Janette Rallison has created yet another story with wit and fun dripping from each page. I was entertained and amused the whole way through.
Tansy is a girl who has been hurt by the divorce of her parents. She’s a good girl making some bad decisions; struggling with how to handle the hurt she feels with the acceptance she needs. I think every teenager will be able to relate to Tansy on some level or another.
And oh to be Chrysanthemum (Chrissy) Everstar. Her clothes and pedicures alone leaving me wishing. Well, maybe I don’t want to BE her, I just want to be able to put together outfits, hair styles and make-up like she does with a flip of her magic wand. Without being so self-absorbed and half witted, of course. And for the record, I never want a fairy godmother like her. No matter how pathetic I become.
This light read will recreate the fairy tale of Rumpelstiltskin in way you never dreamed of and leave you smiling in the end.