Monday, April 14, 2008

Enchanting Review: Do-Over

YA Romantic Comedy
Simon Pulse
ISBN# 978-0-689-87620-2
229 Pages
Paperback - Available Now

Rating: 4 Enchantments

Fifteen year old Valerie Winslow’s back in Schwerinborg after a vacation to visit her mother back in Virginia, and there’s a few secrets she’s keeping from her hottie boyfriend, Prince Georg. Not that what she’s not telling him is anything bad, but he might not see things the way she does.

Valerie’s dealing with a lot in DO-OVER; first she thinks her father is acting awfully funny then finds out he’s been dating Ms. Putzkammer, a PR person from the palace, when she comes along as Georg’s chaperone as Val joins her dad and Georg on the ski trip. Add in the fact that her friends from the states are pressuring her to come clean with Georg before he finds out on his own about her little secrets; and Valerie’s life is getting kinda complicated.

I really liked the scenes where Val, her dad, Georg and Ms. Putzkammer went on the ski vacation. Val’s pretty well instant dislike for her father’s new girlfriend is amusing, especially when she nicknames her ‘The Fraulein’, as is her reaction when the two adults come back to the table with lunch. Cabbage and bratwurst isn’t exactly a burger and fries.

Even though I hadn’t read the first two books in the series, this didn’t bother me as I read DO-OVER, as Ms. Burnham does a great job telling the story and filling the reader in on events that happened in previous books.

If you’re looking for a fun read, check out DO-OVER.

YA Director
Enchanting Reviews
April 2008

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