by Jennifer Roy
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2012. 250 pp. Juvenile chapter book.
Eleven-year-old Claire has a secret. Her cousin is getting married to a real live English prince in just a few weeks time. This will be the wedding of the century--and Claire has been invited to be one of the junior bridesmaids! A junior bridesmaid in a wedding party that includes all the highest royalty--and the very cute junior groomsman, Lord Tristan, whom Claire just might have a little crush on. But unlike in fairy tales, real life royal weddings have a lot of problems to overcome, like paparazzi and disgruntled royal relatives who don't want their prince married to the wrong sort. Then then there is the CURSE. Black magic that just might destroy this union before the happy couple gets anywhere near the altar to take their vows.
I would recommend this fun and predictable, fluffy-light story to preteen girls who love princess stories like, The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker. Readers who also enjoyed books like The Mother Daughter Book Club series or the Cupcake Diaries Series, will adore Cordially Uninvited as well.