The Secret Life of Prince Charming

The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Book - 2009
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Maybe it was wrong, or maybe impossible, but I wanted the truth to be one thing. One solid thing.

Quinn is surrounded by women who have had their hearts broken. Between her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother, Quinn hears nothing but cautionary tales. She tries to be an optimist -- after all, she's the dependable one, the girl who never makes foolish choices. But when she is abruptly and unceremoniously dumped, Quinn starts to think maybe there really are no good men.

It doesn't help that she's gingerly handling a renewed relationship with her formerly absent father. He's a little bit of a lot of things: charming, selfish, eccentric, lazy...but he's her dad, and Quinn's just happy to have him around again. Until she realizes how horribly he's treated the many women in his life, how he's stolen more than just their hearts. Determined to, for once, take action in her life, Quinn joins forces with the half sister she's never met and the little sister she'll do anything to protect. Together, they set out to right her father's wrongs...and in doing so, begin to uncover what they're really looking for: the truth.

Once again, Deb Caletti has created a motley crew of lovably flawed characters who bond over the shared experiences of fear, love, pain, and joy -- in other words, real life.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2009.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781416959403
1416959408
Branch Call Number: YA CALETTI
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 22 cm.

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Cynthia_N Jul 30, 2014

I didn't really enjoy reading this book but I did end up being glad that I finished it.

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friendship
Jul 04, 2011

I am suggesting this book to a friend who is often in unhappy relationships.

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Riceyy
Mar 24, 2011

It is true that the front cover may be a bit misleading for this story. But wow, what an amazingly light yet profound book. There were so many moments where I was inspired and touched by Deb Caletti's writing. There was so much insight into love and relationships and the meaning of life. Despite this, the novel was still hilarious, and the characters were so real. beautiful book, one of her best.

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aahm75
Dec 22, 2010

Picture on book cover seems misleading. ;P But the book is great! (Definitely not the typical teen romance.) Good insights from various characters on what defines/makes a good relationship. And learning from mistakes and how to be conscious of oneself when finding or going into a relationship.

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jhahn
Feb 22, 2010

Interesting format--First person story interspersed with thoughts about relationships written by other characters in the story.

Good book about relationships--male/female, parent/child, sisters.

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loemily96 Jul 16, 2013

loemily96 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 16 and 11

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Jun 14, 2013

"sometimes you think you've found love, when it's really just one of those objects that are shiny in a certain light- a trophy, say, or a ring, or a diamond, even. Glass shards, maybe. You've got to be careful, you do. The shine can blind you. The edges can cut you in ways you never imagined. It is up to you to allow that or not. You are the protector of yourself."

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