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Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin

ExtraordinaryName of Book:Extraordinary

Published:September 7th by Dial books (imprint of Penguin)

Author: Nancy Werlin

Age group:11-15

Number of Pages:390

Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school, and the two girls become as close as sisters . . . until Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, shows up during their junior year. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe, but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself. Soon she'll discover the shocking truth about Ryland and Mallory: that these two are visitors from the faerie realm who have come to collect on an age-old debt. Generations ago, the faerie queen promised Phoebe's ancestor five extraordinary sons in exchange for the sacrifice of one ordinary female heir. But in hundreds of years there hasn't been a single ordinary girl in the family, and now the faeries are dying. Could Phoebe be the first ordinary one? Could she save the faeries, or is she special enough to save herself?

In the beginning of this book, it sounded like the basic story about popular girls wearing prada high heels, Juicy Couture clothing and holding Coach bags, but as you go into the story it changes slightly. I can't say that I particularly liked this book. Phoebe, the main character, is a Rothschild, the daughter of one of the most influential families in the world. She meets Mallory in school one day, being made fun of, and Phoebe gives up her somewhat fake friend named Colette. Phoebe was just meeting Mallory and I was just starting to know her myself, when all of a sudden, its four years later.

Maybe if Nancy Werlin waited until the middle of the book to say that it had been four years later I would have liked this book much better. Personally I think the cover doesn't symbolize any parts throughout the story or any of the characters. When I first saw the cover of this book, it seemed like to me that this was a story about kidnapping or something of the sort since the cover of "Extraordinary" is a picture of a girl running through a forest. I honestly think that this book was a little too quick, cutting off important details and the like.


Cover-2 stars

Plot-2 stars

Characters-1 stars

Fantasy/fiction/magical meter-2 stars

Suspense-2 stars


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