The Princess Plot by Kirsten BoieThe Princess Plot by Kirsten Boie

The Princess Plot

byKirsten Boie

Paperback | June 1, 2010

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"Engaging, clever, quick-paced&mdassh;and well stocked with royals!"* Jenna just won the starring role in a movie about a princess-sweet! In the wink of an eye, she''s whisked off to the remote kingdom where the story takes place. But something''s amiss: Instead of being on a shoot, suddenly she''s being shot at! The legit princess-to whom Jenna bears a suspiciously striking resemblance&mdashlhas gone AWOL on her whole real-life royal gig, and soon Jenna''s swept up in a treacherous rebel plot. Lies, camera, action, this is no dress rehearsal. The girl has got to act to save her life!
Kristin Boie is the author of more than sixty books for children. The Princess Plot, a #1 bestseller in Germany, is the first of her books to be published in English. She lives in Hamburg.
Title:The Princess PlotFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.63 × 5.23 × 0.98 inPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545032210

ISBN - 13:9780545032216

Appropriate for ages: 8


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun story, lots of plot twists Reading a book in translation is always interesting, for questions will always arise in the back of your head. Is the original this good, is it better? Has something been lost in translation, but unless you read the original language also and can compare the two you just have to judge the book on its own? As such, this is an interesting story; it is the story of a plain girl Jenna, who one day after school is asked to audition to play a princess in a new movie. The talent scouts are set up outside her school, and she decided to defy her mother and audition. When the audition goes well she is asked to travel to meet the director for the final decision. There she is asked to play the real princess of Scandia, during her birthday celebration to see if she can really play the role - to give the real princess a day off. However she soon realizes that things are not as they appear, from the real princess' uncle and Regent crying over her, to all the secrecy. Soon there are rebels and bombings and she is kidnapped. That's when the adventure really begins. This story is wonderfully written. David Henry Wilson has translated many books into English and is an accomplished author himself. Between him and Kirsten Boie, they have told a fantastic story. The pace is well-done, the settings and characters are real and well portrayed, the scenes well laid out and the progression and the resolution entertaining and satisfying. This book will make a great, fun summer read. It is light enough to be pleasure reading but serious enough to keep the reader entertained and turning the pages. (First published in Imprint 2009-05-29.)
Date published: 2009-05-30

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Princess Plot"Boie shows why she's suc a popular novelist in Germany. Jenna will put readers firmly on her side as she escapes her captors, meets the real princess, and discovers some outstanding facts about her own hidden background.... Boie's US debut carries a full load of reader appearl." - Kirkus Reviews*"A fun, attention-keeping read. For readers who dream of being a royal or singlehandedly saving an entire country from ruin, Boie's story will hit the spot." - Publishers Weekly"One part political drama, one part mystery, and one part fairy tale, all included in a very fun read." -