At Your Service by Jen Malone
Age Range: 9 – 13
Grade Level: 4 – 8
Print Length: 272 pages
Publisher: Aladdin (August 26, 2014)
Source: From author for review
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Book:
Chloe loves working as a junior concierge at an exclusive NYC hotel—but when three royal kids come to stay, her hospitality is put to the ultimate test!
Chloe Turner has pretty much the BEST life. She gets to live in the super fancy Hotel St. Michele. New York City is her hometown. And her dad, Mitchell Turner, concierge extraordinaire, is teaching her all the secrets of the business so she can follow in his footsteps. After helping him out with a particularly difficult kid client, Chloe is appointed the official junior concierge, tending to the hotel’s smallest, though sometimes most demanding, guests.
Her new position comes with tons of perks like cupcake parties, backstage passes to concerts, and even private fittings with the hippest clothing designers. But Chloe hasn’t faced her toughest challenge yet. When three young royals (including a real-life PRINCE!) come to stay, Chloe’s determined to prove once and for all just how good she is at her job. Except the trip is a total disaster—especially when the youngest royal disappears. Now it’s up to Chloe to save the day. Can she find the missing princess before it becomes international news?
About the Author:
Jennifer Malone is a YA and middle grade author and editor as well as a teacher at the Film program at Boston University, drawing on her experiences as former New England Head of Publicity and Promotions for 20th Century Fox and Miramax Films. She lives with her husband and children in Massachusetts. At Your Service is her debut novel.
This book is super cute. Chloe lands a job as a junior concierge after proving her stellar abilities with a difficult hotel guest. But she really meets her match when she is given the responsibility of entertaining the children of a visiting royal family. They aren’t what she expected and they pose a challenge that even Capable Chloe might not be able to fix.
This is a lighthearted romp around New York City that will appeal to middle grade and tween girls. It’s entertaining, fun, and clean. My favorite parts are Chloe’s footnotes that were inserted every so often.
Recommended for girls ages 9 and up that like contemporary, humorous fun.
Source: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.