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Publisher's Note:

High school soccer star and part-time truffle hunter Dani Tucker is having a really bad day. As if being publicly humiliated by her boyfriend and suffering a season-ending injury aren’t bad enough, she also finds out her dad is dating again! When Magic offers her the chance to change it all—to live her own Cinderella story—Dani doesn’t hesitate. With visions of Prince Charming and happily ever aft…

Overall Book Review:

A fairy tale twist always makes for a fun read and Becoming Cinderella is no exception. Author Lecia Crider takes the well-known Cinderella story but modernizes it and throws in enough twists to keep you guessing. Her ability to appeal to all your senses also brings the story to life. The main character, Dani, dives in headfirst when given the opportunity to make all her dreams come true; unfortunately, she failed to consider all the bad that comes with the good. Luckily for her, she has a wonderful best friend who not only believes her situation but is always there to help and support. Of course, there had to be an evil stepmother who throws a wrench into her “happily ever after” and this one plays her role well. Reluctant female readers will likely enjoy this short, enchanting story.

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by the Author

Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore:  A few (10) brief incidents including character could die; dog threatening to bite characters; character tells a dog to bite others; character deathly ill; reference to character dying from a drunk driving accident; character runs into a tree sustaining little injury; character kicks another’s knee causing injury; character pulls hair and slaps another; character pushes another down.

Sex/Nudity: Several (14) brief incidents including holding arm and hands; flirting; characters talking about liking another; slow dancing; kissing.

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Alcohol / Drug Use:

Reference to drunk driver killing someone.

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About the Reviewer

I love being able to help busy parents who just don’t have the time to pre-screen all their children’s books and know how much I appreciate it as my sons have gotten older. I feel very blessed that my amazing husband makes it possible for me to be a stay-at-home mother to four amazing boys. When not reading or enjoying time with my family, I like baking, especially trying new recipes, and the occasional sewing project.