Grade 8 Up—Morgan Sparks and her football-star boyfriend, Cameron, were born on the same day. Close all their lives, the two are looking forward to celebrating their 16th birthday with a blowout bash. Then, a week before the party, Morgan catches Cameron hanging out with a new girl. It turns out that he is a fairy changeling, and that Dawn is a fairy sent to prepare him for his one-way journey back to fairyland. Pip, the gawky, geeky human who grew up in fairyland in Cam's place, has come with her. Morgan, whose psychic abilities allow her to see through the fairy spell that keeps most humans ignorant of Cam's transition, watches her once-formidable boyfriend sprout wings, shrink, and prepare to become the Fairy King. Some comic moments arise from Cam's changes, as well as from Pip's awkward acculturation into the human world and Morgan's hit-and-miss sassy narration. Underneath the comedy, there is also pathos: Morgan and Cameron losing their first love, and Cameron's coming to accept that the life he thought he wanted is now impossible. The plot is the weakest element: Morgan's plan to save Cam is half-hearted, the final action sequence lacks tension, and the mechanics of fairy magic are never quite consistent. Fairy Tale has a few choice witticisms and touching moments, but Morgan is no Maggie Quinn.—Megan Honig, New York Public Library
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Fairy Tale is super cute! It’s a super, duper quick read. Like, one minute I’m starting it and then suddenly I was finished! It as a fun way to spend a hot morning though. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Angie
Purchased for granddaughter's birthday...she was pleased with the book when it arrived.Published 5 months ago by Julie A.
A cute short read aimed at young teens about a psychic girl whos boyfriend finds out that he is actually a fairy prince who was switched at birth. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Renee Booth
Really enjoyed this one! I hardly get teary eyed when reading this kind of books, but just before the last chapter, I got teary eyed. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kira King
Didn't like the main character.
Also things were just too drawn out. It seemed like the characters were sitting around waiting for rhings to happen most of the time, and... Read more
Well this wasn't the best book ever. In fact it was the worst. I love the fairy thing and the magical stuff but this was way too much like a teenage girl talking. Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by Rachel
Not exactly what I was expecting. But definitely an enjoyable book. Couldn't put the book down. A great story about configure love, and never losing or forgetting it.Published on May 6, 2013 by happy mom
Morgan Sparks is a sophomore and goes to Stevens High. She is a psychic and often tells people at her school what will happen later on in their life when they ask. Read morePublished on January 8, 2012 by Amy @ Books, College, and Other Random Things
I have to admit what first drew me to this book was the cover. Isn't pretty? Okay, okay, so sometimes I do judge a book by it's cover. Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by kindlemom1 (My Guilty Obsession)