Reviewed by Amber Gibson for TeensReadToo.com
THE PRINCE AND THE SNOWGIRL is a tale fit for a king. Or a prince.
Tom Miller is a Prince George impersonator, and he travels all over England doing impersonations. It's not as glamorous as it looks. Most of his gigs are at supermarket openings and other equally dull events. Being an impersonator does have its perks, though. Most of the girls at school adore him, and all of them fall for his princely charm. All of them except for Louise. And, of course, Tom wants the one girl that he can't get. Tom and Louise are close friends, but unfortunately for Tom, Louise seems to think that there is nothing more than friendship between them.
When Tom, Louise, and a couple of other guys from school are invited to represent the school at a skiing competition in Scotland, Tom thinks that this could be his big chance to impress Louise. And when she starts dating one of their teammates, it just inspires Tom to try even harder to win her heart. At their hotel, Tom pretends that he is the real Prince George and snags their team great rooms and free room service. So imagine the mess that ensues when the real Prince George shows up at the same hotel! Tom is surprised to find that the real Prince George is nothing like the polite and charming fellow he can impersonate perfectly.
Can Tom find a way to help their school's team win the skiing competition? Can he shed his Prince George image and begin to realize his own potential? But, most importantly, can he show Louise how much he cares about her--and does she feel the same way?
Simon Cheshire writes a very light-hearted story, unique in that it is a teen romantic comedy written from the perspective of the guy. Tom is an easy character to relate to, though his story is pretty bizarre. This is a fun and quick read from a delightful British author.