The Princess Plot by Kirsten Boie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Jenna is tired of her mother always being so overprotective, so when the chance comes along for her to audition for a part in a movie, she decides to go for it without telling her. All of Jenna’s friends are auditioning; why shouldn’t she?
The movie people tell her that the role for which they are casting is the part of a princess. Jenna doesn’t think that she’s very princess-like, so she can’t believe it when they tell her that she got the part! She can’t believe that they didn’t even have her read any lines, either. When she mentions this, the movie people say she has great “presence” and that is what they are looking for. She doesn’t think that her mother will let her be in a movie, but, to her surprise, when she texts her asking if it’s okay, her mom texts back and tells her that it is! With that, the movie people take her on a private plane to Skandia, the (fictional) country where the movie is being filmed. However, Jenna soon finds out that there is no movie—and that she has become a part in a crazy plot involving the princess of Skandia. Jenna needs to get home before anything worse happens!
This is a great book! It not only is (mostly) realistic; it is also full of suspense, adventure, and survival. Jenna is a very likable character who the reader will root for throughout the story. Suggest this to those who enjoyed The Princess Diaries (Cabot), but warn them that it’s not all fun and romance!
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