02. January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction

The Glitter Trap (Oh My Godmother #1) by Barbara Brauner, James Iver Mattson, Abigail Halpin (Illustrations), 240 pages, read by Angie, on 12/31/2013

Lacey Unger-Ware (yep that’s her name) thinks Paige Harrington is stuck-up and mean. Paige is the fastest rising most popular girl in school history. Lacey and her friend Sunny are often picked on by Paige who calls Lacey “underwear girl”. Then there is the fairy incident. Lacey gets glitter stuck in her hair from one of Paige’s glittery posters and accidentally traps Paige’s fairy godmother. Now if Paige’s dreams don’t come true none of Lacey’s will either. So Lacey has to learn how to be a fairy godmother so both of their dreams come true.

With a name like The Glitter Trap I figured this book would be a pretty light read. And in some ways it was, but it also had a wonderful message about family and friendship and who we are on the inside. Lacey and Paige might have started out as enemies, but they become friends as the fairy godmother project evolves. This might be a heart-warming book, but it is also full of all the snarky humor that will make it popular with girls. A great message delivered with humor and fun.

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