Dueling Princes: The Calypso Chronicles, Book 3
Grade 7-10–This third book about Calypso follows her attempts to manage her life while dealing with her parents' sudden and unexpected marital issues. An American in an English boarding school, she simply wants to earn a spot on the national fencing team and keep up with her boyfriend, Prince Frederick. Then her mother suddenly shows up on her doorstep. Calypso's first-person narration comes off like a British teen trying to sound American rather than the other way around, which is a bit jarring. The dialogue is snappy but the author does little to set the scenes or help readers navigate through myriad sketchily defined minor characters. Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries and Louise Rennison's Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series are better choices.