Title: Two Peas in a Pod (Whatever After #11)
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: April 24, 2018
I’ve landed — along with my brother, Jonah, and our dog, Prince — in the fairy tale of The Princess and the Pea! When I can’t fall asleep on top of a hundred mattresses, the kingdom decides I must be the princess they’re looking for. Talk about royal treatment — I’m suddenly being waited on hand and foot. Plus, I get unlimited ball gowns, sparkly jewelry, and ice cream.
But can we find a REAL princess to run the kingdom?
Now we have to:
– Hold a princess contest
– Defeat an obnoxious prince
– Escape hungry alligators
– Make it back home
There’s no time to snooze — may the best princess win!
I loved the story of The Princess and the Pea when I was a kid. Whenever I had trouble sleeping at night, I thought about this story. This was a great adaptation.
Abby becomes the princess in this story. She arrives with her brother to the castle, and ends up passing the “princess test” when she can’t sleep on the mattresses that are on top of the pea. However, Abby has to go home eventually so she can’t be their princess forever. She creates her own princess test to find an intelligent, strong, and brave girl to be the princess in her place.
As this series has progressed, the stories become more complex with larger casts of characters. I really like the way the characters have become more developed too. Abby learns life lessons in each book, such as teamwork, which was important to this story.
This was another great story in the Whatever After series!
What to read next:
Seeing Red (Whatever After #12) by Sarah Mlynowski
Have you read Two Peas in a Pod? What did you think of it?