Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Prada and Prejudice

Callie is a class A klutz. She's convinced her mother to allow her to go to England as part of a class trip. Now that she's here, she's completely miserable. If leaving the hotel, they have to use the buddy system, and her buddy is definitely not interested in hanging out. When Callie overhears her buddy and her BFFs talking about sneaking out and going to a club, she vows to go too. But first she needs a new outfit. She uses her mom's emergency only credit card to purchase some new Prada shoes. On leaving the store, she trips and flat on her face - knocking herself unconscious. When she wakes up - nothing is the same. In fact, she has no idea where she might be but one things clear, she's not in London. She starts walking until she stumbles upon a house. She's mistaken for a long-lost friend and taken in. Callie soon discovers that she's in 19th century England. From klutz to incredibly awkward, Callie's life doesn't improve. There's so much that she doesn't know: social rules, fashion, and dancing. While she's pretending to be someone else, she's also trying to figure out how to get back to her own life. Callie must play by the rules of 19th century England even though she no idea what they are or if she'll ever get back to modern day London. All she has are those gorgeous Prada shoes...and a talent for getting into trouble.

Mandy Hubbard debuts her first YA novel. Check out the interview here previously on the blog. It's a funny, fresh time traveling tale with an awkward girl looking to find herself. The cover's amazingly cute, check out Melissa Walker's cover story.


Lauren said...

That sounds cute!

Anonymous said...

I read this and loved it! :D

jlarkin said...

I just read this last week - it was a quick, funny read - something I will definitely recommend to my middle school students!