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Royals
Contributor(s): Hawkins, Rachel
ISBN: 1524738239     ISBN-13: 9781524738235
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group
    OUR PRICE: $16.19  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: May 2018
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Annotation: "When Daisy's older sister gets engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland, Daisy makes the royal rule-book all her own"--
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Conduct of life; Fiction.
Publicity; Fiction.
Dating (Social customs); Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2017041444
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 12.00" H x 6.25" W x 1.25" (0.95 lbs) 296 pages
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2018 March #3)

After her sister becomes engaged to Prince Alex of Scotland, Daisy is whisked off to the palace to spend the summer learning how to behave like a member of the royal family. There, Daisy is considered a breath of fresh air by some and a pesky American social climber by others, and she is predictably thrown into romantic situations with more than one potential suitor, including Prince Sebastian, Alex's younger brother. Hawkins peppers the story with tabloid gossip posts, which help to introduce the various characters, including the many wealthy Scottish boys with titles who love to play with the hearts of the young women around them. Though Daisy's consistently reluctant attitude towards palace events, beautiful ballgowns, and the attentions of handsome young men stretches believability, Hawkins maintains an appealing sense of humor throughout, while introducing enough conflict to drive the romantic narrative forward. Ages 12–up. Agent: Holly Root, Root Literary. (May)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2018 April)

Gr 9 Up—Daisy Winters plans to spend her summer with her best friend, Isabel, working at the Sur-N-Save in her quiet hometown of Perdido, FL. The highlight will be a trip to Key West for Key Con with an opportunity to meet their favorite science fiction author. However, plans change when a blogger gets an interview with Daisy's ex-boyfriend who claims she dumped him for a prince in Scotland. Daisy's sister, Eleanor, is engaged to Alex, the heir to the Scottish throne. The interview threatens to distract from the palace's controlled message about the upcoming wedding, so Daisy is whisked off to Scotland for a summer of immersion and "optics" control. Not only does Daisy resent losing her summer of fun, she is not looking forward to spending time with the notorious Royal Wreckers, the blogosphere's term for the teenage royals. Almost immediately, Daisy finds herself in hot water with the queen and has to fake a relationship with the handsome but stoic courtier, Miles. Teens will see the romantic relationship coming from a mile away but will happily continue reading to the satisfying conclusion. The plot moves along at a compelling pace and the characters, though clichéd, are entertaining. Daisy's voice is at times laugh-out-loud funny and very relatable. VERDICT Teens won't need to be fans of the royal gossip columns to enjoy this light, funny take on the fairy-tale world of royalty.—Lynn Rashid, Marriotts Ridge High School, Marriottsville, MD

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