I really enjoy Alex Flinn's books, and this one didn't disappoint. Anyone who read Beastly will recognize the witch, Kendra, who tries to help people find happiness, by teaching them the way to be happy in the world. This time she is helping Emma, who starts out as a 13 year-old, with a step-father she adores and discovers he has a 13 year-old daughter of his own, When her mother dies, she comes to live with them. Emma has mixed feelings about this, but really wants a "sister," so she is very excited. BUT - life is not that easy as Emma finds out, and Kendra steps in to help her. As usual, fairy tales redone are the basis of the plot (guess which one this is) as well as some history this time. Lots of fun - I really enjoyed this book.