Review: The Secret Life Of Prince Charming
Aug • 23 • 2011
Title: The Secret Life of Prince Charming
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Deb Caletti
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: April 7, 2009
“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.”
I can never get enough of Ms. Caletti writing. All of her books are totally, freaking awesome! And just like her others book, this book touches something very life changing: Fathers. I am that type of girl who has daddy issues. I am also that type of girl who fathers dates girl old enough to be my sister. Currently my father girlfriend is 28. I’m 26. Shutters. So I know. And this book really brought to light my feelings in the way I feel towards my dad but also brought me some closure.
This book I really related to, like no other book. Quinn is searching for the truth in who her father really is. And the truth she finds is not what she expected to get. I love the plot line of the story. It gave an amazing insight to all the women Quinn’s father dated and what really happened in their relationship. It also showed just how much all of these relationships had an effect on the women’s life and the children.
I adored Quinn and the quest she went on. She loved her father (just like I loved mine) but she need to find inner peace in what he has done. Quinn learned things the hard way. I am glad that she saw past his prince charming ways and saw things for what they really are.
The love interest in this book amazed me. I didn’t think that there will be one since Quinn is so against guys and what her father did. The love interest that sparked up in the book gave me hope for Quinn that she may love after all. She had the courage to return items and tell her father how she felt. It did turn out as expected but she came out a new person.
Ms. Caletti once again, wrote a great book with a great life lesson. All of her books I adore and enjoys. The Secret Life of Prince Charming isn’t what we thought about the Prince after all. He has flaws, and he has his ways. Fantastic story and amazing characters!
I give it 3 BITES!