Penelope Wilhern has everything a girl could want: A wealthy, socialite family, an enchanted bedroom and some of the coolest clothes around. There is only one problem: She was born into a cursed family and has the face of a pig. Hidden away from the world, Penelope now finds herself subjected to a string of snobby, blue-blooded bachelors in a desperate attempt to find her a husband in order to break the curse.
Though she yearns for something greater, what's a girl to do when faced with a determined mother and her matchmaking sidekick? Hoping to snap a photo of the mysterious girl, mischievous tabloid reporter Lemon hires down-on-his-luck Max to pose as a prospective suitor and infiltrate the family.
But when Max finds himself truly drawn to Penelope, he can't bring himself to expose and disappoint her, so he just disappears. Fed up with this latest betrayal and determined to live life on her own terms, Penelope decides to break free from her family and go out into the world in search of adventure.
Hiding her true identity with a scarf, Penelope discovers a wondrous world where freedom opens her eyes to possibilities she never knew existed. Making new friends along the way, she discovers happiness in the most unexpected places.
About the Author
Marilyn Kaye lives in Paris, France. She taught children's and teen literature at St John's University in New York and has written over 100 books for young readers.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 13 - 18 years old
For Grades: 7 - 12
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 27th April 2007
Publisher: GRIFFIN CHARLES & CO LTD
Dimensions (cm): 20.980 x 14.478 x 1.511
Weight (kg): 0.213