By Jennifer Roy
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781442439207, 250pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
Eleven-year-old Claire Gross is fascinated by all things royal--especially because her very own cousin Belle is engaged to the Prince of England Even though Claire is going to be a junior bridesmaid, she's not as excited about the wedding as you might think. For one thing, she can't tell anyone--not even her best friend. And for another, Claire's parents are divorced, so she's not so sure that "happily ever after" even exists.
But when Claire gets to England and meets mean-girl Pandora--also a junior bridesmaid--she quickly realizes that whether or not she believes in true love, if she doesn't take action, Pandora could break up Belle's relationship It may be the royal party of the century--but between the mishaps, the mayhem, and an awful social-climbing princess-wannabe, will there still be wedding bells for the happy couple?
"Children with royal aspirations (or at least fascinations) are a natural audience for Roy’s amusing novel." --Publishers Weekly
"A fluffy, funny read for those who enjoyed Meg Cabot’s 'Princess Diaries' books."--SLJ