If I Have A Wicked Stepmother Where's My Prince

I was browsing the teen section of the library when I found If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where's My Prince by Melissa Kantor. Cute title so I picked it up. I guess cute pretty much sums it up.

Lucy's dad got married and made her move from San Fran to Long Island. Not exactly her choice. Even less of her choice was the fact that while she's there all week he is in SF Monday-Friday and is only "home" on the weekends. She's stuck there with her step-mother and evil step-sisters. All the steps think that they are princesses and Lucy feels like Cinderella. She's mostly-fatherless, friendless and princeless. But has she maybe found her prince? The most popular guy in school seems to be paying attention to her. Maybe things are starting to turn around.

Like I said, cute. I really didn't buy the Connor thing. And I didn't like the Connor thing. It felt like Lucy didn't really like him, ever, and she was just floating along on it because he was a) a guy b) cool and c) got her out of the house. I get the plot and why it was, I just didn't like it. It wasn't like she really liked him and then started seeing him and then decided she didn't. It didn't seem like she thought much about him before he started paying attention to her except to think that he was cute. Meh. I don't know. Maybe I was just feeling crabby when I read it. ;)