Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (June 23, 2009)
Morgan Sparks has always known that she and her boyfriend, Cam, are made for each other. But when Cam’s cousin Pip comes to stay with the family, Cam seems depressed. Finally Cam confesses to Morgan what’s going on: Cam is a fairy. The night he was born, fairies came down and switched him with a healthy human boy. Nobody expected Cam to live, and nobody expected his biological brother, heir to the fairy throne, to die. But both things happened, and now the fairies want Cam back to take his rightful place as Fairy King.
This remarkable fairy tale begins with Morgan Sparks and Cameron Browne being J.P. Steven's High School "it" couple, Cam shines as the star quaterback and Morgan is the high school psychic. Morgan has this amazing gift but she can never use it on herself. Yet, she doesn't need to, she knows that Cam is her future. They have known each other all thier lives, go to the same school, are next door neighbors and they even share the same birthday.
Plans are in place for Cam and Morgan's joint sweet sixteen party and everything seems right in the world until Cam's nerdy cousin Pip (honestly Pip? yes Pip) comes to visit. Then everything changes.....Morgan's world is tilted as her perfect relationship with Cam begins to falter. Morgan cannot understand why Cam is suddenly distant and scared. So when she pushes for the answer, she cannot believe what is confessed to her.
Cam and Pip reveal to Morgan that Pip is not Cam's cousin but he is actually the human child that was taken and traded with the sickly fairy child who is Cameron. Yes!! Cam is a fairy. Unfortunately Cam's older brother dies and the fairy king needs to bring his true heir back into the Otherworld on his sixteenth birthday. Morgan barely has time to process this brain numbing information when another mind bomb hits and she finds out that Cam's fairy "godmother" Dawn has also crossed over to help guide Cam with his lessons is also his intended.
Morgan realizes that she will loose her boyfriend if she doesn't act fast. She devices a plan that includes Pip who is more than willing to assist her. Yet as she increases her time with Pip she finds that she is drawn towards him more every day. Meanwhile Cam's continues to change until he barely a memory of his former self. As the big day approaches Morgan has to decide if Cameron is really her destiny and if they can remain together forever.....
When I read this book I was hooked after the first page and by the end of the first chapter I knew this book was going into my "favorite" reads category. Fairy Tale is a fantastic debut that will consume you and hold you captive. It has quick witted dialogue that is hip and funny with characters that are captivating. This original storyline is heart squeezingly touching. I just finished it, but I want to read it all over again.
"I love you, you idiot," I shout at him, poking him so fiercely that he collapses, limp, on the stone bench. And it's only when i say it aloud that I know, for sure, that it's true. "I love you. I love you. Do you hear me?