Tired of people using her to find prime parking spots, Charlie begins her quest to switch out her parking fairy for a “more useful” one. I mean come on, who wouldn’t want a fairy that makes everything you try on look good on you or a fairy that makes you a magnet for loose change or even a fairy that always plays the songs YOU want on the radio? Several misadventures and harebrained schemes later, she discovers that sometimes having a “choice” fairy is not all it’s cracked up to be.
This is more than just a story of a girl getting rid of something she doesn’t want. Charlie’s determination and persistence are so admirable, I found myself rooting for her even though I had a feeling that the results probably would not turn out the way she hopes. How to ditch your fairy by Justine Larbalestier is definitely a unique fairy tale that will have you chuckling and cheering at the same time.