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Young Republican, Yuppie Princess
     

Young Republican, Yuppie Princess

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by Nicole Chardenet
 

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BN ID:
2940012186539
Publisher:
Twisted Pentagram Publishing
Publication date:
03/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
449
File size:
1 MB

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Young Republican, Yuppie Princess 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looked up pentagrams and this is what i get?
Openbooksociety_dot_com More than 1 year ago
Review by OBS Staff Member Angie Beware of spoilers I am a child of the eighties. I graduated high school in 1987 so I was just a bit younger than the main characters of this story when it takes place. I remember the Reagan-Bush campaign. I remember Reaganomics. I remember consumerism. I am a republican. I get it! I loved how the author wove in references to the music and styles and attitudes. Early in the story one of the characters is turned into a toad by a witch. Raven offers the witch her diamond necklace, a gift from her father, as trade for her friend. Joyce is so moved by her friend’s sacrifice she pleads with the witch to reconsider. Seeing that Raven is willing to make such a deep sacrifice, the witch allows her to keep the necklace and returns the horny toad to his original state, a horny kid. Throughout their journey to rescue Stephanie and return to their own world, this group of friends discover their deepest fears. And they discover that they are much stronger than they’ve given themselves credit for. I enjoyed watching Joyce learn about herself. She is strong in her Republican convictions. She is a very independent feminist. She’s certain of her career path and determined to let NOTHING stand in her way. But she soon discovers that there are times when “a woman’s gotta do what a woman’s gotta do.” I really enjoyed this story on several levels. I enjoyed the delve back to the eighties, I enjoyed the witty sarcasm of Joyce, I LOVED that the nerds were totally the heroes of the story. But most of all I loved that even in all of its fantastical-other-worldliness, there was this hint of “this could totally happen!” This review and more at openbooksociety dot com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you survived the dawn of Dungeons & Dragons, the rise of the floppy disk, and the presidency of Ronald Reagan, you should read this book. I found that I not only knew these characters from my college days but had a sneaking suspicion that I could easily have been one of them... Chardenet takes us along on a lighthearted fantasy adventure in an alternate reality thoroughly, liberally, and unabashedly decorated with everything emblematic of the decade. The pages are littered with classic references that will inspire smiles, groans, and the occasional full-blown 80s flashback. Our heroine, the quintessential young Republican yuppie princess with aspirations to one day rule Wall Street, provides the narrative thread with a distinctly tongue-in-cheek political commentary. Where else can you find a sword and sorceror fantasy told from the viewpoint of a yuppie princess? In short, it's a fun story worth reading. If you enjoy a sort of style that suggests the comedic fantasies of Robert Asprin or Terry Pratchett, I think you'll enjoy "Young Republican, Yuppie Princess".