The Ordinary Princess


Friend Ashly recommended a book to me on Christmas, and I want to quote it here for you. Of course this is a book for younger readers, but it’s pretty much the most adorable thing I’ve read in recent years. Every little girl should probably read it, because we’re all a bit more ordinary than the girls around us tend to be.

“… for though she was ordinary, she possessed health, wit, courage, charm and cheerfulness. But because she was not beautiful, no one ever seemed to notice these other qualities, which is so often the way of the world,” (M.M. Kaye 23).

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3 thoughts on “The Ordinary Princess

    • I’m not very good at knowing what reading or maturity levels match ages under 14, but I think it would be good. It’s an engaging, short read. The ordinary princess is the youngest of seven sisters, and though she is given many blessings (charm, wit, etc…) by fairies when she’s young, she’s also cursed with ordinariness. Still, she ends up having much more fun than her sisters. She likes playing in the woods and climbing trees while her sisters are much too princess-y for such things, so when her parents try to force her into a marriage she doesn’t want, she runs away to the forest and pretends to be just an ordinary girl instead of a princess. There, she meets a boy who ends up being a young king doing the very same thing she is doing and they become friends. They build a strong friendship before discovering each other’s true identities. 🙂

      Of course, there are fairies, so if you don’t want her reading the supernatural, it wouldn’t be great, although the fairies aren’t in most of the story. Also, she does run away from home, but I would definitely read it with my 10-yr-old (if I had one).

      Hope that helps. 🙂

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