In a world where everyone gets his or her own special talent, courtesy of an invisible fairy, fourteen-year-old Charlie is pretty bummed to have scored a parking fairy. I mean, she doesnâ€™t even drive. As a freshman at an elite sports school, she really could have used a no foul, shooting or throwing fairy instead. Determined to discourage her parking fairy, Charlie starts walking everywhere. And I do mean, everywhere. Which is making her late. Which is causing her to collect demerits at her punctually obsessed school. Charlie is so busy slaving away at community service jobs to work off her late demerits that she has very little time to flirt with new cutie Stefan. But its not like he would notice her anyway, because Stefan seems to be under the sway of Charlieâ€™s most hated classmate Fiorenza, she of the â€œall-the-boys-like youâ€ fairy. What do you do when the fairy you have isnâ€™t the fairy you want? Why, ditch it of course! Even if Charlie is able to shake the parking fairy, thereâ€™s no guarantee that her new fairy will be any better. But thatâ€™s the risk sheâ€™s willing to take for a chance at Stefanâ€™s love and an end to being thrown into the nearest back seat anytime someone needs a good parking spot! Iâ€™ll admit, it took me some time to get used to Larbalestierâ€™s odd slang (â€œdoos?â€ â€œpulchy?â€ â€œspoffs?â€ ) but since she was kind enough to tuck a glossary in the back, I soon got into the swing of things. Funny and whimsical, this isnâ€™t just a fantasy, but a romance, sports, and even bit of a mystery novel. Larbalestier threads sly pokes at celebrity obsession and adolescent self-centeredness throughout Charlieâ€™s snarky narrative, which will delight close readers and us â€œolderâ€ teens who fancy ourselves above all thatâ˜º Personally, I could use a â€œno one ever sits too close to me on the subwayâ€ fairy, or a â€œwrite brilliant book reviews in no time at allâ€ fairy. But one thingâ€™s for sure–Labalestier certainly has a â€œgood book writingâ€ fairy! Or maybe notâ€”read her blog post about the roles of muses in the writing process.