Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Revenge of the Flower Girls by Jennifer Ziegler

Revenge of the Flower Girls by Jennifer Ziegler. 229 p. Scholastic Press/ Scholastic Inc., May, 2014. 9780545561419. (Finished copy courtesy of publisher for review)

Dawn, Darby and Delaney Brewster are triplets and history geeks with plans on becoming president, chief justice and speaker of the house respectively. They adore their doting, brilliant, older sister Lily. Their big plans for a summer of doing nothing are derailed when Lily announces her engagement to the armadillo. Really, his name is Burton; but anyone can see that he's just all wrong for Lily. And why the rush? It seems the armadillo's vile mother is behind this mad dash to the altar.

The girls wouldn't mind being the flower girls if Lily was marrying Alex. Everyone knows that they are perfect together. These resourceful triplets take turns narrating their plots to undermine the wedding planning in the attempt to prevent Lily from making the mistake of a lifetime. It's a wild and wacky plot with a Parent Trap vibe complete with rather clueless adults. It's cinematic, fluffy fun. Perfect for summer reading. This one won't be a shelf sitter. Give to your tweens who want romance.

My only quibble is the cover which, while adorable doesn't accurately reflect the girls' decision in the book to wear tuxedos (which is really more adorable). 

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