May 16, 2009

Book Review: The Princess Plot by Kirsten Boie

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Princess_plot_130 Pink, Pretty, Deadly . . .

Royalty and castles? Check. Intrigue and mystery? Check. Secrets and undercover agents? Check!

The Princess Plot might sound like just another book about a princess and her castle, but watch out: reading this book was more like uncovering a deep, dark mystery. There were twists and turns I never saw coming! Written by Kirsten Boie and translated from German, The Princess Plot is suitable for readers age 8-12 and, at almost 400 pages, is a hearty read.

It’s also a detailed read, what with imaginary countries, lots of characters with lots of subplots, and secrets that just keep revealing more questions. You see, Jenna and her best friend, Bea, decide to audition for a movie that has unexpectedly come to town. Even though Jenna’s sure Bea is the prettier, smarter choice, the agents choose HER. Before she can even call her overprotective mother to get permission, she’s whisked away to the country of Scandia to immediately start “practicing” for the role . . . by pretending to be the Scandian Princess in front of the unsuspecting townspeople. Sounds fishy, right?

It turns out, things in the picture-perfect Scandia are not-so-perfect. I won’t give anything away, but I will say this: hushed conversations! Rigged cell phones! Strangers knocking on balcony doors! They’re all part of The Princess Plot by Kirsten Boie — in stores this month!

— Morgan, Scholastic Staffer

UPDATE: Don't miss the sequel, The Princess Trap!

  1. Ninja Gally

    Loving the book so far it’s has so many twists and turns. (If you agree tell me wat you love the most and what to expect next.)

  2. alicia

    i thought the book was intresting so far im on page 224 already i cant wait to read the princess plot

  3. angeljojo

    pincess plot is amazing i realy love it because it has lots of things i look for in a book. i cant wait for princess trap. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  4. Malenie

    OMG!!!!! my names malenie just like malena in the story but i have to admit my name is a little stange but i loved the book!!!

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  6. Cloie

    luvd it!! I read it 4 my bookreport. I cant wait 4 book 2!!! I need 2 know what the yr is 4 it…

  7. jessica

    i have the book from a book fair at my school im 10 years old and im on page 323 i LOVE this book and i hope to read the 2nd one i have to keep read allmost done

  8. sunshine

    super read. just finished and i am doing my book report! perfect mix of royalty, mystery, and a little pinch of fairytale. read it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

  9. Lauren

    oh wow guys. i just got this book today at my school bookfair. what you guys have been saying it seems like a really good book, and i love genres like this. if it’s recommended for ten or twelve year olds and you’ve got a fourteen year old reading it. now, that is amazing. i can’t wait to start it for a summer book.

  10. BOOboo

    I LOVED it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to read the second one but I’m waiting for it to come out in paperback!

  11. megan

    its starting 2 get a little complicating! my sis started reading it and she is 18, she got 2 page 109! she said “its a little complicated at 1st with norlin!” i dont get it. it seems so good! how is it complicating? i asked her that and well, i just didnt get it! i like it so much! i just didnt get some of the norlin parts! LOL!!! *-* still, it’s a terrific book! i dont get my sis, thats wat! ok, back 2 the book… its just, so awesome, when i was going 2 my grandparents, i was reading some of it and i told my bff about it! she said, “i’ll buy that book!” i cant believe it! well, my mom said that i have 2 get off the computer! PEACE, LOVE, HAPPINESS!

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