Friday, May 28, 2010

The Wedding Planner's Daughter by Coleen Paratore

Title: The Wedding Planner's Daughter
Author: Coleen Paratore
Reviewer: Stephanie
Genre: YA Fiction
Rating: Adore
Alerts/Warnings: None
Premise: Willa, a romantic girl who wants a father, tries to find a husband for her mother, Cape Cod's most popular wedding planner. Twelve-year-old Willa Havisham is a classics reader, a cherry-cordial eater, and quite possibly the world's worst wisher. But when she and her glamorous single mother, Stella, move to Bramble, Cape Cod, Willa's wishes are beginning to come true: She makes her first-ever best friend, Tina. She bonds with her hip, candy-making nana. And best of all, steely Stella is falling for Willa's English teacher, Sam -- he's perfect dad material! But before Willa can marry off her mother, or dance with her adorable crush, Joseph, a pit gets stuck in the wishing well.... Can Willa undo the damage before Stella misses her chance to say "I do"? Find out as Coleen Murtagh Paratore unveils humor, hope, and lots of love in one hopelessly romantic modern fairy tale!
Opinions: This book was not what I thought it was going to be. I thought it was going to be a light fluffy read. However, it had a much deeper layer of a young girl who wants a father and wants her mother to be happy. I have to say that Coleen Papatore is excellent at developing fun and interesting minor characters that supplement the story nicely. I have to admit that there was a moment when I cried, so it wasn't all light fluffy fun. However, it was pleasant and enjoyable and I had a good time reading this book.

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