Book Review: The Princess Plot by Kirsten Boie
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!