Before I comment, I feel obligated to point out a bias here. Lindsey Leavitt and I are Greenhouse Literary siblings (what means we share an agent.) But, let’s put that aside and assume I don’t know her or her agent. This book is hysterical. You and your daughter will love it. Desi is the ultimate likable character. I can totally relate to her. She is put into an awesome situation of subbing for princesses. What an awesome idea. I’m not a tween, and I would totally love to do that. This is the first of a series and it would not surprise me if Disney makes a movie about this, and they probably won’t ask me to be in it, but if they do, I will ablige.

You can’t miss this. It’s clean for any age.

Oh, I should also mention that Lindsey is a prolific and funny blogger, that you might want to visit her at

Summary from Goodreads:
When a well-dressed woman steps out of a bubble and wants to know if you’d like to become a substitute princess, do you A) run B) faint C) say yes? For Desi Bascomb, who’s been longing for some glamour in her Idaho life, the choice is a definite C). Desi has a rare ability: with the help of “Royal Rouge,” she can temporarily transform into the exact look-alike of any princess who needs her subbing services. Dream come true, right? Well, Desi soon discovers that subbing involves a lot more than wearing a tiara and waving at cameras…. In this winning debut, one girl’s dream of glamour transforms into the desire to make a positive impact. And an impact Desi makes, one royal fiasco at a time.

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