Just Your Average Princess
By Kristina Springer
Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374361501, 197pp.
Publication Date: October 11, 2011
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Jamie Edwards has loved everything about growing up on a pumpkin patch, but ever since her cousin Milan Woods arrived, things have really stunk. Jamie can't imagine it was easy for Milan to leave her life back in Los Angeles and move to Average, Illinois, population one thousand. But it's kind of hard to feel sorry for her since (a) Milan's drop-dead gorgeous; (b) she's the daughter of two of Hollywood's hottest film stars; (c) she's captured the attention of everyone in town, including Danny, Jamie's crush since forever; and (d) she's about to steal the title of Pumpkin Princess right out from underneath Jamie.
“Springer's (The Espressologist) frothy story delivers an appealing setting in the pumpkin patch, and Jamie is a down-to-earth, realistically flawed protagonist whose antagonism toward Milan--while well-founded--also points to her underlying fear that her cozy life in Average is beginning to change.” --Publishers Weekly Online “…[a] lighthearted, often humorous read.” --School Library Journal “This cheerful and heartwarming novel set in a small town will appeal to teens who enjoy YA chick lit.” --VOYA