Queen Gabrielle is from the kingdom of Thisley. She married King Bartholomew of Concordia and moved there. She is used to having children around, but because there are no children in the palace, she feels lonely. What does King Bartholomew do? Borrow one. Later that week, he begins his quest for a child to borrow. He visits many children. Soon, after searching almost every house for a child, he nears the end of the village. He worries that he will not find a child who will be good enough for Queen Gabrielle. He visits the last house in the small village of Concordia where he meets a young child, Olive, who's helping her mother with her clothing. She's perfect, and he decides to ask her to come to the palace every week. Will this work out the way he wants?
Pretend Princess is entertaining. My favorite character is Olive. She is kind and outgoing, which makes the story better. When she comes over to the castle for Queen Gabrielle, she is a great example of kindness. My sister and I enjoyed this book. The author wrote this book in a way that will inspire emotion. It made me sad at parts, but other parts made my sister and me laugh. It is a sweet story. I recommend it to anyone over twelve.