Princess for Hire (Paperback)
Disney-Hyperion, 9781423122999, 256pp.
Publication Date: March 29, 2011
Summer 2010 Kids' Next List
— Anne Holman, The King's English, Salt Lake City, UT
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When Desi Bascomb gets discovered by the elite Fa ade Agency--royalty surrogates extraordinaire--her life goes from glamour-starved to spectacular in a blink. As her new agent Meredith explains, Desi has a rare magical ability: when she applies the ancient formula Royal Rouge, she can temporarily transform into the exact lookalike of any princess who needs her subbing services. Dream come true, right?
Well, Desi soon learns that subbing involves a lot more than wearing a tiara and waving at cameras. Like, what do you do when a bullying older sister puts you on a nasty crash diet? Or when a princess's conflicted sweetheart shows up to break things off-and you know she would want you to change his mind?
In this hilarious series debut, one girl's dream of glamour transforms into something bigger: the desire to make a positive impact. And an impact Desi makes, one royal fiasco at a time.