Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Princess Ben
by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Subtitled Being a Wholly Truthful Account of Her Various Discoveries and Misadventures, Recounted to the Best of her Recollection, in Four Parts.

Published in 2008.
Audio book read by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.

I loved Catherine Gilbert Murdock's Dairy Queen and The Off Season, so I was curious about this young adult fairy tale. I was pleased to discover that Princess Benevolence - who is not-your-typical princess - is just as likable and "real" as D.J. Schwenk. I also loved the subtle tie-ins to some traditional fairy tales in this not-your-typical fairy tale.



  1. I loved her other books, but for some reason I haven't felt the desire to read this one. Maybe I should re-think that?!

  2. Tricia: I felt a bit the same way. I just wasn't sure if she could successful switch genres. But after my daughters read Princess Ben and highly recommended it, I decided to give it a try. I definitely wasn't sorry!

  3. My mom just checked this book out. I wanted to read it, but I don't know if I will have time to get to it before the due date.

    I haven't read the other books by this authoer either.

    Thanks for your review.

  4. I'm intrigued simply based on the name and the cover!