Article Title

Cordially Uninvited


Excellent, Intermediate, -Weddings -Bridesmaids -Kings, Queens, Rulers -Social Classes -Secrets -Cousins -London (England)

Document Type

Book Review


Eleven-year-old Claire Gross is just a regular girl living in a sleepy town with one huge secret: her cousin Belle is engaged to the Prince of England, and Claire is about to be a junior bridesmaid in the wedding of the century. Although Claire adores her cousin, she’s not so sure that this marriage is a perfect match. Between her parents’ divorce and her special interest in royal British history, Claire’s not so sure that “happily ever after” exists. But when Claire and her mom get whisked away to England and thrown into wedding activities, she discovers that a princess-wannabe is determined to sabotage the big day. Quickly, Claire realizes that she must put aside her own misgivings in order to save the day. Among the mishaps and mayhem, Claire finds her own romance with a cute British Lord, befriends others involved in the ceremony, and is pampered with the luxurious royal treatment. At long last the grand ceremony arrives, and the royal couple is married happier than ever.