By: Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
Location: FIC PIC
Genre: Modern Fairy stories with a bit of love and handsomeness.
I was in Singapore airport awaiting the looooong flight back home to New Zealand with my good friend Alex. We were over movies on flights- you get that when you fly to the bottom of the earth, it takes a long time. Alex is a student at school and she is a real booky, this is an honourable compliment. So we decided to both buy a book and she chose this one- we were very excited because it was not out in New Zealand yet. Alex had not been a fan of Picoult so this was a risk, but it paid off, she loved this story and by the time we were landing in New Zealand, she had fully entrenched herself in the plot. It is now a treasured book- bought in foreign soil to remind her of a journey to India, that was life changing. There was even a handsome lad called Johnny... a fairytale prince, but he was only left to dream and for him there was no happy ever after.
This book is all about fairy tales, it is like Princess Bride I guess, a modern story with villains, castles, a hot prince and the other thing about this book- it is stunning. It is illustrated with cool sketches, the font is coloured and it is a real treasure, a keeper- not like poor Johnny.
Apart from this being a great story, beautifully presented, by a universal best seller, it also has a nice touch, it is also by written By Samantha Van Leer- Jodi Picoults daughter, and I hope this duo continue to sit at the dinner table and dream up more yarns, to make our long haul flights enjoyable.