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Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog



Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog (2009) is a re-read that, for whatever reason, I didn't blog about on the first go-round.

High school sophomore Morgan Sparks has an interesting life--she can see into the future (not her own, just for others), and she has the perfect boyfriend, her birthday twin and next-door neighbor Cam. Cam is a star football player, and, frankly, he excels at whatever he does.

Then Cam seems to take flight while scoring a touchdown in an exhibition football game.

A flying boyfriend? What's the deal? And what happens when Cam's cousin Pip comes to stay with the family?

Morgan serves as a quirky, vibrant narrator for the story, which serves as a fair representation of the YA paranormal genre. If you're a big fan of the genre, you'll likely enjoy Fairy Tale. If not, steer clear.

Learn more about the book at the author's site here.

You can read my list of books completed for the 2010 YA Reading Challenge here.

My overall personal rating of Fairy Tale is a B.

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