Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti

Front Flap: Quinn is surrounded by women who have had their hearts broken. Between her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother, Quinn hears nothing but cautionary tales. She tries to be an optimist- after all, she's the dependable one, the girl who never makes foolish choices. But when she is abruptly and unceremoniously dumped, Quinn starts to think maybe there really are no good men. It doesn't help that she's gingerly handling a renewed relationship with her formerly absent father. He's a little bit of a lot of things: charming, selfish, eccentric, lazy... but he's her dad, and Quinn's just happy to have him around again. Until she realizes how horribly he's treated the many women in his life, how he's stolen more than just their hearts. Determined to, for once, take action in her life, Quinn joins forces with the half sister she's never met and the little sister she'll do anything to protect. Together, they set out to right her father's wrongs... and in doing so, begin to uncover what they're really looking for: the truth. Once again, Deb Caletti has created a motley crew of lovably flawed characters who bond over the shared experiences of fear, love, pain, and joy- in other words, real life. So, at first I wasn't getting into it? The weird letters from random different women I wasn't so sure about. But then I figured it out and I got hooked. Quinn is a brave girl for going around everywhere to give back the things that her dad have taken from her. And along the way, through all the harsh criticisms of men, she finds one, and so does her mom! Of all people. And they way she describes her dad at the end when they meet is heartbreaking! I can't imagine that. My dad loves me so much and so does my mom and I am really blessed to have it that way. But this book was def amazing and I can't wait to read more of her books!

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