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In her English-language debut, Boie takes the classic story of an average teen girl who discovers she's actually royalty and throws in some nasty political scheming and crazy plot twists, resulting in a fun, attention-keeping read. Fourteen-year-old Jenna lives with her overbearing, etiquette-crazed mother who refuses to divulge information about Jenna's father. Jenna is mysteriously cast to play the role of a princess in a film and is quickly swooped off to Scandia, a mythical European country whose real princess, Malena (who looks just like Jenna), is MIA. Boie propels the story forward by keeping the reader guessing about how the characters-Malena's power-hungry uncle, angry rebels intent on overthrowing him, Jenna's missing father and Jenna herself-fit together. Though some of the political undercurrents might be lost on younger readers, it's easy enough to decipher the good guys from the bad and enjoy the many action-packed scenes. For readers who have dreamed of being a royal or singlehandedly saving an entire country from ruin, Boie's story will hit the spot. Ages 9-up. (May)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.