Summary: LIES, CAMERA, ACTION!
Jenna just won the starring role in a movie about a princess--sweet! In the wink of an eye, she's whisked off to the remte, romantic kingdom where the story takes place. But something's amiss: Instead of being on a shoot, suddenly she's being shot at!
The legit princess--to whom Jenna bears a suspiciously striking resemblance--has gone AWOL on her whole real-life royal gig, and soon Jenna's swept up in a treacherous rebel plot. Deal is, this is no dress rehearsal: The girl has got to act to save her life!
Review: It was sweet and cute, but also had actual politics in it. It touched lightly on racism and class status. It took on a country's conflict while still managing to tell Jenna's individual story. I wouldn't be inclined to say that it has major underlying themes, but it is a good story on tolerance for readers looking for something somewhat substantial, but very fun.
There were some serious parts and other parts weren't all too believable, but I think that the fantasticalness (is that a word?), of it all played well into the writing and storyline. I would recommend it more to middle grade readers, but YA lovers might still find this enjoyable if they are looking for a well-rounded read.
The end was a lot more engaging and exciting than the beginning, but overall it had a reasonable pace and good storytelling.
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