Thursday, July 11, 2013

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True Review

How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True
How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True
By Sarah Strohmeyer
Published April 23rd, 2010 by Balzer+Bray
320 pages

4 stars - Charming and Funny!

From Sarah Strohmeyer, author of Smart Girls Get What They Want, comes this romantic comedy about one girl's summer job from hell. Think The Devil Wears Prada set in Disney World.

When cousins Zoe and Jess land summer internships at the Fairyland Kingdom theme park, they are sure they've hit the jackpot. With perks like hot Abercrombie-like Prince Charmings and a chance to win the coveted $25,000 Dream & Do grant, what more could a girl want?

Once Zoe arrives, however, she's assigned to serve "The Queen"-Fairyland's boss from hell. From spoon-feeding her evil lapdog caviar, to fetching midnight sleeping tonics, Zoe fears she might not have what it takes to survive the summer, much less win the money.

Soon backstabbing interns, a runaway Cinderella, and cutthroat competition make Zoe's job more like a nightmare than a fairy tale. What will happen when Zoe is forced to choose between serving The Queen and saving the prince of her dreams?


This was a truly entertaining and charming book. It's definitely one that you need to check out because it's a fun summer read. The characters are great and the problems and lessons you learn are just real.

Zoe is a great character and I really enjoyed reading the book through her. She has had challenges already in life and right now all she wants to do is have a chance at winning the competition for her cousin. Throughout the book we find out that Zoe is selfless and cares about her cousin and friends. She is loyal and kind. Even though she ends up becoming an overworked assistant she doesn't give up in hopes of getting the grant for her cousin. The other characters are great as well and I enjoyed how some of them ended up becoming more than I thought they were.

This book is full of funny, charming, and entertaining moments. I loved how they were at a sort of Disney Land type park and it's just cool to think about how much training people who work there would have to have. The feel of the book was magical in some ways but in the end it really was just a real girl going through the challenges that anyone would face. The ending is great and not how you would think it would end while reading the book. Once again it really is a great summer read and one that is quick and fun. So check it out and find out for yourself!


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