By Jen Calonita

Hi! Has anything unfair happened to you in your life? Well, something unfair has sure happened to Gilly. Gilly’s dad is a shoemaker. You know the old woman who lives in a shoe? Well, that’s Gilly’s family. And Gilly’s dad is the one who came up with the glass slipper. But Cinderella’s fairy godmother took credit for it! Now she was off selling glass slippers while Gilly’s dad could barely put food on the table. But what Gilly did so that they could have more food was unjust.

Gilly was a thief. She liked to steal things from princesses the most. And today was her younger sister Anna’s birthday. Early in the day, Gilly had stolen a barrette to give to her sister for her birthday. When she gave it to Anna, she lied and said that she had found it in the bottom of a horse stable. But soon the police came by and informed them that Gilly had stolen the barrette. This was indeed not her first time. Gilly had stolen things multiple times before. That was the third time that the police had caught her. Now she was going to have to go to fairy tale reform school.

While she was there, she met a girl named Kayla and a boy named Jax. She has a bunch of classes, but out of all of them, she likes the Evil Queen’s class the least. At the school, she stops a murder and comes face to face with gargoyles.

What will happen? Will Gilly be alright? Or will she be in big trouble? (And not just school trouble, but life threatening trouble!) As I always say, read the book to find out!

I recommend this book to readers who love magic, excitement and adventure. If these words describe you, then you’re in for a thrilling tale!

A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:

“Run and Get Mom” (how I describe the scariness factor):
There were a few scary parts.

“Yucky-Lovey Stuff” (how I describe the romance factor):
There may have been a little bit of yucky-lovey stuff, but not much.


I give this book 5 wands.
I really loved this book! I loved all of its excitement and magic. And I really loved how the author put a bunch of fairy tale characters as well as new characters that you’ve never heard of into the story.