Welcome to New Avalon- where everyone has a personal fairy. Invisible to the naked eye a personal fairy is vital to success- but for Charlie, having a parking fairy is worse than having nothing at all, especially since she's not old enough to drive.
"I have a parking fairy. I'm fourteen years old. I can't drive. I don't like cars and I have a parking fairy. Rochelle gets a clothes-shopping fairy and is always well attired; I get a parking fairy and always smell faintly of petrol. How fair is that?
For Charlie, having a parking fairy is worse than having nothing at all - especially since she's not old enough to drive. Enter The Plan: swap fairies with her archenemy! But Charlie discovers that you ought to be careful what you wish for - and she'll have to resort to extraordinary measures to set things right.
How to Ditch Your Fairy is set in a delectable world where everyone has their own personal fairy, and features two teenagers who concoct a fairy-swapping scheme that turn their worlds hilariously upside down. With its totally appealing characters, sharp and funny vernacular, refreshingly modern take on fairies, and wholly inventive setting, How to Ditch Your Fairy is already garnering a lot of buzz and attention.
From the author of the acclaimed Magic of Madness trilogy, How to Ditch Your Fairy is a delightful story of friendships, fairies and figuring out how to make your own magic.
"Writing, awesome. Characters, brilliantly flawed. Humour, laugh out loud funny. Overall story omgsogood. 5 Stars!"- The Ravenous Reader
"A sparkling, made-of-awesome book with an acerbic, lovable and snortingly-funny heroine, plus fairies, sport, action and boys- How to Ditch Your Fairy has it all!"- Lili Wilkinson.
"Welcome to your new obsession! Not only will you believe in fairies after reading this book, you will know what kind you have. I don't know how so much fun was squashed into these pages, but I am pretty sure that rules were broken in the process."- Maureen Johnson
"Magical, wonderful, fantastical, and sharp as a knife"- Jaclyn Moriarty.
'A sparkling, made-of-awesome book with an acerbic, lovable and snortingly-funny heroine, plus fairies, sport, action and boys - HTDYF has it all!' - Lili Wilkinson
Justine Larbalestier was born and raised in Sydney and is the author of the Magic or Madness trilogy, in which the door of a house in Sydney opens onto a street in New York City. The Magic or Madness trilogy was published all over the world and has established Justine a feisty writer of contemporary magical fantasy. Magic of Madness won the 2007 Andre Norton Award and was shortlisted for the 2006 Ethel Truner Award, amongst many other honours. Justine has also edited a scholarly collection of feminist science fiction in the twentieth century, Daughters of Earth. She and her husband, SF and YA writer Scott Westerfeld, are based in both Sydney and New York City.
How to Ditch Your Fairy
Allen and Unwin
Author: Justine Larbalestier