How to Ditch Your Fairy

How to Ditch Your Fairy

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Overview

How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier, Kate Atkinson

If you lived in a world where everyone had a personal fairy, what kind would you want?

A clothes-shopping fairy (The perfect outfit will always be on sale!)

A loose-change fairy (Pretty self-explanatory.)

A never-getting-caught fairy (You can get away with anything. . . .)

Unfortunately for Charlie, she's stuck with a parking fairy-if she's in the car, the driver will find the perfect parking spot. Tired of being treated like a personal parking pass, Charlie devises a plan to ditch her fairy for a more useful model. At first, teaming up with her archenemy (who has an all-the-boys-like-you fairy) seems like a good idea. But Charlie soon learns there are consequences for messing with fairies-and she will have to resort to extraordinary measures to set things right again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441801944
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 14 Years

About the Author

Justine Larbalestier [Lar-bah-LUS-tee-ay] is the author of Liar and the award-winning Magic or Madness trilogy. She was born and raised in Sydney, Australia, and divides her time between Sydney and New York City (with sojourns in Mexico, New Zealand, Thailand, and anywhere else that strikes her fancy). She is married to author Scott Westerfeld. www.justinelarbalestier.com

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How to Ditch Your Fairy 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Welcome to New Avalon, the best city in the world--just ask any of its residents. New Avalon has the most important celebrities, the tallest buildings, and the best slang. It also has the best sports school in the country, but you probably already knew that since it has a reputation for training future famous athletes by the truckload. As far as fourteen-year-old Charlie is concerned life in New Avalon is just about perfect, especially now that she's getting to know here totally pulchy and crush-worthy new neighbor Stefan. The only real problem is Charlie's parking fairy. It's not that fairies are uncommon, far from it. Many New Avaloners have fairies that help with everything from finding loose change to finding the perfect clothes. Some fairies make people charming and famous, some keep them from ever getting cold or losing their grip. Charlie's fairy helps her find a perfect parking space anywhere, any time. Charlie can't drive. Charlie hates cars. Charlie is tired of always smelling vaguely of gasoline. And Charlie is sick of being passed around to her all of her neighbors going to the doctor or some other important appointment where they need to find good parking. Charlie is desperate to get rid of her fairy through any means necessary. And sometimes desperate people do stupid things like refusing to help one of the most important people in school and teaming up with their archenemy (and even a few other, more dangerous, things). Only time will tell if it will all be enough to solve Charlie's parking problem in How to Ditch Your Fairy (2008) by Justine Larbalestier. Larbalestier splits her time between Australia and the United States (specifically New York City) and has written books set in both countries. How to Ditch Your Fairy is set in neither. Instead, Larbalestier has created an imaginary country; an amalgam of the two. The effect is rather like being thrown into the deep end of the pool to learn to swim. The setting, the slang, and the culture are utterly alien and initially quite confusing. (The book includes a character as clueless as some readers will feel about the ways of New Avalon as well as several helpful glossaries at the end of the book.) While the total immersion is a little daunting at first, it helps get right to the action of the story. Larbalestier introduces a fascinating and foreign city readers will love learning about throughout the story. Even though New Avalon doesn't exist outside of this story, it feels like it does thanks to Larbalestier's expert depiction. Charlie is also a refreshing addition to the already rich cadre of young adult heroines. She eats, drinks and breathes sports (like most of her fellow students). Charlie's passion for sports is embedded in every part of How to Ditch Your Fairy but there is more to the story, and the heroine, than sports. Some readers will fully identify with Charlie and her enthusiasm for all things sports. Others will appreciate her eagerness because it so clearly reflects the fierce commitment needed to follow a dream. How to Ditch Your Fairy starts with a familiar girl, a character you could have met anywhere, but by the end of the story it will be clear that this book is completely original and completely entertaining. Possible Pairings: Alice, I Think by Susan Juby, Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough, Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison, A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell, Jungle Crossing by Sydn
WhiteParchmentBlackInk More than 1 year ago
Great book! Some exiting twists that you would never suspect! Defenitely worth your money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it might seem slow in the beginning but it speeds up and makes you want to read more. I really enjoyed this book and LIAR which is by the same author. If this is not what you want, try LIAR
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like funny teen books with school stuff, friend drama, and boys, this is the perfect book. Great story- since it doesn't take place in a world like ours, but still the same in most ways. I actually won this book from a GirlsLife.com giveaway and after sitting on my shelf for a year I finally read it! I regret not reading it sooner, but it's still an awesome read.
Ditching_Fairies More than 1 year ago
How to ditch your fairy is a tale of a teenage girl named Charlie trying to ditch her fairy. She lives in a made-up town called New Avalon, where practically everyone has their own fairy. There's good hair fairies, clothes shopping fairies, loose change fairies, and unfortunately for Charlie, new attendee of New Avalon Sports High, parking fairies. What good is a fairy that finds you a good parking spot every time you jump in a car, good for a teenager that can't even drive? Not to mention, it can get annoying when people only want to go places with you just to get a good place to park. How will Charlie ditch her fairy? In the process of making her neighbor, Steffi, fall in love with her, trying not to rack up demerits, and battling the struggles of school? The major message of this book is you cannot receive what is impossible for you to have. In New Avalon, the fairy you get is most likely the fairy you are stuck with. This is a good theme for even here on Earth, where we don't have fairies for our everyday lives. You are born with talents, and some of these talents get you somewhere, and others can leave you with nothing but being able to balance a broom on your nose. All in all, I enjoyed How to Ditch your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier. Once you picked up the book, it was hard to put it down. This book kept you interested until the very end, and even left you with a cliffhanger. One thing I did not like about this book however, was how the author switched from scene to scene each chapter. I like a book that keeps its focus on one thing, until it's time for another small climax. I would recommend this book to someone, because it makes you wonder what's going to happen constantly. Each night, I would tell myself I was going to read two chapters, and go to sleep, but I ended up reading close to five or six chapters each night instead! It is kind of a girly book, but even I know a guy can't resist a good chick-flick once and a while. :) How To Ditch Your Fairy, is a hilarious, funny tale, but left me with some unresolved questions in the end. Hopefully this leads to a sequel!
BookwormKD More than 1 year ago
In New Avalon, everyone has a personal fairy - like a good luck charm. there are some really doos fairies like the clothes shopping fairy and the every boy will like you fairy, and then there are some doxy fairies like charlie's parking fairy. a parking fairy is no use to charlie because she hates cars and cant even drive yet. charlie will do anything to ditch her parking fairy: never getting in a car to teaming up with her arch-enemy fironze. join charlie on her mission to ditch her fairy. i loved this book! it was funny and i loved all the interesting words that justine larbalestier used! charlie is a very likable character that the readers can relate to. this book is absolutely worth your time! if you liked this book and are looking for more books about fairies i recommend wings by e.d. baker and wings by aprilynne pike and if your looking for more books about magic i recommend bras and broomsticks, tattoo, and need,
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Very interesting and and an amazing book!!!
ConfuzzledShannon More than 1 year ago
Charlie wants to get rid of her fairy which gives her and people driving with her good parking spots.  This fairy makes her feel used by many people including her mother.  He best friend has a fairy that gives her the power to find excellent and cheap clothing, which would be every teenager dream to have.  Another girl in Charlie’s grade also has a fairy she wants to get rid of.  So you can assume that the two who don’t want their fairies get together and chaos ensued. I thought I wasn’t going to like this book but in actuality I really enjoyed it.  It was funny, adventurous and had some surprises.  This being a teenage or young adult book and about teenagers was what had me thinking “oh boy this will be another whiny teenager” .   Now why yes there was some of that it was the unexpected things that really made up for the teen angst.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its ok, kind of cheesy but funny and i guess worth reading
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I really liked this book. It was funny, and full of things you wouldn't normally see or hear. It gave an insight into how the "Mean girl" really is and how good of a friend they can be. The main characters were well developed and you could relate to them. There were events in this story that could really happen along with things that aren't even possible.! I loved this book and hope to read more of this very talented author's books.!
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So, if you love fairies, love, and a little bit of frienenenemies, then you will love this nook
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book if you have nothing else to read, i think the author did make up some words though. But theres a glossary in the back lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I havent bought this, but i read it a while ago. I loved the book sooo much, that i want to buy it on my nook for unlimited reading, instead of from my English teacher!
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