I found this book as a little girl, and am thrilled to read it to my own little girl. A wonderful story about self worth and contentment. I recommend it for anyone with children.
I remember first reading this book in third grade, and I never stopped. It was full of wit and whimsy and beauty beyond the words. Amy was absolutely wonderful, and I loved seeing her journey as she breaks from the mold of the Perfect Princess in which her parents and society struggle to cage her. Before, my favorite princess could be chosen from the Disney pantheon circa 2007, where rebellion was Belle actually being able to read. It just gave whole new meaning to 'ordinary' and how ordinary is no flaw. The relevance of the themes of this book will always endure. Amy uses her common sense and her personality over looks or grace.
This was a very cute story which follows an ordinary girl, and an a boy who just want to be themselves despite the roles they were born into.
Princess Amethyst begins life as a typical fairy tale princess: blonde, beautiful and perfect in every way, until her no nonsense fairy godmother decides to shake things up a bit. Invited to the christening over the protests of the apprehensive king, ("I told you it was rash!") the fairy Crustacea proceeds to issue a terrible curse: the princess will be...ordinary. Mousy haired, snub nosed and a bit klutzy, Princess Amethyst (now called Amy) learns to fend for herself in a world that unwisely values beauty over common sense.
Every little girl should have this story told to them! This book encourages young female minds that beauty is not everything and that being "ordinary" is a gift that even princes will value. Read this book to your daughter if you want her to believe in her dreams and herself.
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