Book Review: Whatever After #2: If the Shoe Fits, by Sarah Mlynowski

Whatever After If the Shoe Fits

Whatever After #2: If the Shoe Fits, by Sarah Mlynowski
This second book in Sarah Mlynowski’s charming new series puts a fresh spin on the Cinderella story!

Once upon a time my brother and I found a magic mirror.

Tonight the mirror swept us into Cinderella’s fairy tale. Now, we are NOT messing this story up. No way. Cinderella is going to marry her prince just like she’s supposed to.


Cinderella broke her foot and there’s massive swelling. The glass slipper won’t fit, the prince won’t know she’s the one for him, and they won’t live happily ever after. And it’s all our fault!

To save the day we’ll need to:
1. Learn how to use a dustpan
2. Stay out of jail
3. Find Cinderella a job
4. And make sure true love finds its way.

We just have to get it all done before the clock strikes twelve and the chance for a happy ending is gone . . . forever!  

Reading level: Ages 8 and up
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (January 1, 2013)

My Thoughts:
I liked the first book in this series, and I liked the second one even more!  Abby and Jonah are back and quirkier than ever.  I love Abby’s enthusiasm and the way she frets over everything.  Jonah is just plain funny.  He loves to eat the most disgusting things, and always with ketchup!  

I like the new twist to the story.  Usually, when I read a retelling of a fairy tale, the author follows the original version fairly closely, but I enjoy the various off-roading trips this story takes.  You never know where it is going to take you next. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.  

About the Author

Sarah Mlynowski is the author of BRAS & BROOMSTICKS, FROGS & FRENCH KISSES, SPELLS & SLEEPING BAGS, PARTIES & POTIONS, GIMME A CALL, and TEN THINGS WE DID (AND PROBABLY SHOULDN’T HAVE). Originally from Montreal, Sarah now lives in the kingdom of Manhattan with her very own prince charming and their fairy-tale-loving daughter. Visit Sarah online at  

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    Renee C.
    March 11, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Aha! I knew the review of the second book was coming! So, it's even better than the first, is it? Ok, now I really need to get my hands on a copy of these! Thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop again. 😀

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