For Day 5, we offer you this short young love story from Niki Burnham.
Valerie’s life is pretty good. While she’s not the most popular girl in school, she does have decent grades, great friends, and a potential boyfriend. All a girl could want.
Then her mother announces that (1) she’s gay, and (2) she’s leaving Valerie’s dad for her girlfriend. Not what Valerie envisioned for her future. And just when Valerie is getting over this bombshell, her father tells her he’s gotten a new job as protocol chief for the royal family of some obscure European country.
Valerie’s world has come unglued. She can either stay in Virginia with her mom and her uber-organized, veggie-burger-eating girlfriend, or go with her dad, leaving everything she knows for some place she’s never heard of. Valerie opts to go, and quickly discovers that it was a mistake – until she meets the prince, and all bets are off!
Burnham created a hilarious story without sacrificing dialogue for funny-ness. This is recommended for those who have long since wished how it is to date a member of the royalty. And speaking of which, I used to keep a photo of Prince William (THE Prince William, Kate Middleton’s Prince William, the William who’s next in line to the throne, that William :D) which I have photocopied from a former high school classmate’s magazine. That was way before the popularity of internet. So juvenile, I know. But my only consolation was that I wasn’t the only one who did that. For girls who grew up on fairy tales, dreaming and fantasizing about princes and being swept away is sort of second nature. 😀
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