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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,839 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Justine Larbalestier Narrator: Kate Atkinson Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781441801982
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Grade Level: 7-9 Age Level: 12-14 Listening Level: Grades 7-9 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. “Welcome to your new obsession! Not only will you believe in fairies after reading this book, you will know what kind you have.” — Maureen Johnson, author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Wallace | 2/8/2014

    " Greatly entertaining book with ingenious plotline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ɴᴀᴛᴀʟɪᴇ ᴀᴅᴏʀᴇs ʏᴏᴜ ♥ | 1/16/2014

    " Overall cute and fun. I didn't like the lingo they used, however. I realize it was different (British, book I believe?) from American language but it can get a little tiring reading things totally off from what I know. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/12/2014

    " Much better than her Madness or Madness trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 1/3/2014

    " This book is insanely funny and very enjoyable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/29/2013

    " Listened to the Brilliance Audio recording on Playaway narrated by Kate Atkinson. This was really fun - a perfect light-hearted listen. I have to admit that I expected the fairy switch to happen sooner as somehow I had heard about that ahead of time, but it wasn't really a problem. Atkinson did a fantastic job with the narration - particularly with the lists that began each chapter as those could have been a bore to listen to, but she infused them with plenty of personality. The Australian accent was fun, too! Charlie was definitely a bit of a brat at times, but she was still a sympathetic character which was a nice balance. Her friends were a little one-dimensional though and it seems just a little too perfect that she'd get exactly the fairy she'd want most at the end. The whole concept of how sports would work in the fairy world was a little weird for me too - wouldn't people see that as cheating? Despite my niggles, this was still great and would be particularly good for those who want a little magic in their chick lit. Now that I think about it, this actually reminded me a little of the Georgia Nicholson books in tone. And there aren't a whole bunch of titles that I can think of off the top of my head that combine magic and sports. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veronica | 12/24/2013

    " it was okay but i thought it would be better "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diem | 11/22/2013

    " I thought it was quite good even though I thought I wouldn't enjoy it and I was quite suprised that at the end I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Olean Public Library | 8/30/2013

    " -This was a cute book. It took place in the future where most everybody has a fairy helping them out. The author takes a classic plot and turns the book into a must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elyssa | 7/23/2013

    " This was a cute book, very captivating and funny. It was better than I expected and I enjoyed it as a quick light read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 L | 7/20/2013

    " Charlie wants to get rid of her personal fairy..who knew a parking fairy would cause so many problems! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madison | 7/10/2013

    " It was pretty good. Hilarious made up words!!! Such as "spoffs"!! Tee hee! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jemima Puddle Duck | 5/24/2013

    " I did end up enjoying this book, though I didn't really start it with high expectations. Reading this was great for a bit of a laugh, which was exactly what I needed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Akilah | 4/12/2013

    " Really fun and cute, but the end left something to be desired. It would've been four stars if I didn't still have questions about what happened after the book ended. Here's hoping there'll be a companion novel from Nettles or another arts student's POV. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 4/7/2013

    " Good YA book. Trying to get rid of your fairy can be very challenging, especially when so many people tell you it can't be done. I borrowed this from the library to check it out for a 12-yr-old and decided to buy it. I'm also going to be checking out other books from this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 3/9/2013

    " I very much enjoyed this -- loved the world building and the characters -- but it's not very plot-heavy. A really fun, very light read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandee | 7/28/2012

    " I think this book is more for 12-14 year olds. All the made up words annoyed me and I felt like I couldn't concentrate. I'm sure younger kids would enjoy it more than I did. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jana Block | 7/6/2012

    " it was a very weird book so i didnt finish reading it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Arrow | 7/5/2012

    " A really good book. What I liked about it was that it was funny and unexpecting at times. It surprised me and I thought it was good. Something tiny was missing, that didn't make me so impressed with the book. It could have been better, or worse. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Grace | 4/14/2012

    " The weird words she made up were hard to understand and I didn't get most of the plot. But some parts were kind of funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Thibodeau | 1/16/2012

    " Very cute book! My daughter bought it, so I snuck it and read it... super clever...and very well written! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachael | 5/23/2011

    " An amusing and interesting take on the idea of fairies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 4/12/2011

    " My favorite part of the book was on page 254:

    Quote:

    "Bloody benighted fragging poxy doxhead fairies of dung!" I screamed. Or at least that's how it was in my head. I think it came out as a strangled aargh.

    Funniest. Sentence. Ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 3/29/2011

    " Great fun! I still tell my brother-in-law he must have a car parking fairy, like the heroine of this book, because he always finds a parking spot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan | 3/18/2011

    " this book was suprisingly really good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veronica | 3/16/2011

    " it was okay but i thought it would be better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 3/12/2011

    " A really good book with teenage problems, mixed with fantasy. It's lesson is that "the grass is always greener on the other side". It show that you may think you are unlucky and that someone else has everything, but often, they think the same about you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 3/4/2011

    " This was a really fun and exciting book! "

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About the Author
Author Justine Larbalestier

Justine Larbalestier is an Australian American writer who was born and raised in Sydney. Her solo novel Liar received starred reviews from four major review publications, was short-listed for eleven awards and won four, and was named a best book of the year by Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), School Library Journal, Bank Street Books, and Michigan Thumps Up, as well as winning the 2010 White Ravens Award from the International Youth Library. She also wrote How to Ditch Your Fairy and the Magic or Madness trilogy, as well as coedited the Zombies vs. Unicorns anthology with Holly Black. Justine lives in Sydney, Australia, where she gardens, boxes, and tweets far too much.

About the Narrator

Kate Atkinson’s first novel, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, was named Whitbread Book of the Year in 1995. Several of her works are New York Times bestsellers, including Started Early, Took My Dog and When Will There Be Good News? She is the author of a collection of short stories, Not the End of the World, and of the critically acclaimed novels Human Croquet, Emotionally Weird, Case Histories, and One Good Turn. She lives in Edinburgh.