Disclaimer: Kay Cassidy is a fellow Tenner www.thetenners.com.) The Tenners are a group of authors who have books coming out in 2010. Regardless of this affiliation, I found The Cinderella Society to be a fast easy read. (In case you haven’t noticed, if a book isn’t a fast, easy, read, I won’t blog about it, because I will not have finished reading it. I am a lazy, lazy reader. That means I want to be entertained on every page, and it needs to be easy to read and follow.)
TCS is good, clean fun, and I think tweens will love it. It weaves teenagery advice throughout a story filled with rituals and mysto – a clever idea that I think girls shouldn’t have to wait for college to enjoy.
Summary from Goodreads:
When the Prom Queen becomes your fairy godmother… Sixteen year old outsider, Jess Parker, gets the chance of a lifetime: an invitation to join a secret society of popular girls dedicated to defeating the mean girls of the world. The Cinderella Society guides all new recruits through its top secret ultimate life makeover. It’s all part of preparing them to face down the Wickeds and win. Determined not to let the Cindys down, Jess dives in with a passion. Finally, a chance to belong and show the world what she’s made of. … be careful what you wish for. Jess’s transformation wins her the heart of her dream crush and a shot at uber-popularity. Until the Wickeds–led by Jess’s arch enemy–begin targeting innocent girls in their war against the Cindys, and Jess discovers the real force behind her exclusive society. It’s a high stakes battle of good vs. evil, and the Cindys in power need Jess on special assignment. When the mission threatens to destroy her dream life come true, Jess is forced to choose between living a fairy tale and honoring the Sisterhood… and herself. What’s a girl to do when the glass slipper fits, but she doesn’t want to wear it anymore?