The Princess and the Unicorn
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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer TKono
"The Princess and the Unicorn" by Carol Hughes is a modern fairy tale. It mixes the age-old themes of mystical creatures and royalty with up and coming devices like laptops and cell phones. The plot jolts back and forth between Eleanor (the princess) and Joyce (the fairy). Basically, the unicorn helps keep Joyce's forest thriving. When Eleanor takes the unicorn with her, Joyce must try to get her back. Suspence ensues when someone close to Eleanor betrays her and prevents her from helping her newfound fairy friend.
With a majestic unicorn and blonde princess on the pink cover, readers expect the same old happily ever after story. The book is full of frollicking; right? WRONG. Hughes manages to weave a masterful plot that both engages the readers and makes them think. Additionally, the descriptions take readers to a far away place of fantasy and beauty. A page-turner in every sense of the word, "The Princess and the Unicorn" is a must have for girls that want to be lost in a book that is both girly and literarily strong.
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