How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier

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If you lived in a world where everyone had a personal fairy, what kind would you want? A clothes-shopping fairy (The perfect outfit will always be on sale!)A loose-change fairy (Pretty self-explanatory.)A never-getting-caught fairy (You can get away with anything. . . .)Unfortunately for Charlie, she's stuck with a parking fairy-if she's in the car, the driver will find the perfect parking spot. Tired of being treated like a personal parking pass, Charlie devises a plan to ditch her fairy for a more useful model. At first, teaming up with her archenemy (who has an all-the-boys-like-you fairy) seems like a good idea. But Charlie soon learns there are consequences for messing with fairies-and she will have to resort to extraordinary measures to set things right again.

About Justine Larbalestier

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Justine Larbalestier (Liar) and Sarah Rees Brennan (The Demon's Covenant) are award-winning teen authors. This is their first book together. Justine lives in New York City and Sydney, Australia. Sarah lives in Dublin, Ireland. Visit them online (and read about the joys of collaboration) at and
Published July 15, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 337 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Charlie attends a magnet school for gifted athletes in a world where people are guided by unseen fairies with such special powers as styling good hair and finding loose change.

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Set in a futuristic fantasy city, this book puts a fun spin on fairy tales: fairies exist, but you may wish they did not.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

“There’s no place in the world like New Avalon.” So says Charlotte Adele Donna Seto Steele, AKA Charlie, the bright and charming star of How to Ditch Your Fairy .

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New York Public Library

Charlie’s fairy helps her find a perfect parking space anywhere, any time.

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