Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Enchanted Truth by Kym Petrie
Author: Kym Petrie
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
Length: 40 pages
The Enchanted Truth is a short gift book, which tells the story of a princess who is always finding herself with the wrong guy. All she sees at first is his good looks and fancy new carriage, and it's only later, when she's having her heart broken, that she realises what a jerk he is. When her fairy godmother shows up, the princess hopes that she will give her the prince of her dreams, but instead, she gives her a toy frog, and instructions to write a list of qualities she's looking for in a man.
This is a pleasant little story about how you don't need a handsome prince to complete you. Over time, as the princess learns this, her list of qualities she's looking for in a man grows longer and longer, and she starts to notice men's fatal flaws a lot earlier on, before they can break her heart. In the process, she learns to enjoy life on her own, and with her girlfriends.
I think this is a good book for young girls, and sometimes older ones who need a reminder. So much of what we read centres around the girl desperately trying to get the guy. I think we need more stories about girls who learn that they don't need the guy at all. Or at least not right this minute.
Full disclosure: Free e-book copy received from the publisher through NetGalley.