Bound To Stay Bound

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 Evil fairies love hair
 Author: Thompson, Mary G.

 Publisher:  Clarion (2014)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 313 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 855995 ISBN: 9780547859033
 Ages: 9-12 Grades: 4-7

 Fairies -- Fiction
 Wishes -- Fiction
 Magic -- Fiction
 Hair -- Fiction
 Missing children -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Middle-schooler Ali's wish will come true if she follows all the rules to grow 100 evil fairies and feed them human hair, then find another child to do the same, but she is determined to find out what else the fairies are up to.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.40
   Points: 8.0   Quiz: 168907
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 3.50
   Points: 13.0   Quiz: 56008

   Kirkus Reviews (06/01/14)
   School Library Journal (06/01/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2014 Gr 4–6—Ali wishes she were smart. As smart as her perfect sister, Hannah. And smart enough to please her disapproving mother. Now that Ali has entered into an agreement with a clan of magical fairies, that new level of intelligence seems to be within her grasp. All she has to do is grow 100 new fairies in her back yard, and her fondest wish will be granted. Cultivating a fairy crop, however, proves more of a challenge than middle schooler Ali expected. What follows is a coming-of-age journey in which Ali's been-there-all-along brains save her friends and family from the evil imps. Unfortunately, it's tough to really care about this heroine and her quest, as a confounding series of twists and turns renders this fantasy plot almost impossible to follow. Adding to the confusion is a long list of indistinguishable secondary characters and the frequent inclusion of quirky terminology ("Un-Parent-Parent-Duplication-Un-Imptimization-Final-Freedom spell") without context or explanation.—Susan Wengler, Saint Dominic Academy, Jersey City, NJ - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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