The Cinderella Theorem (The Lily Sparrow Chronicles Book 1)
Kristee Ravan

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Fairy tales are naturally non-mathematical. That is a fact, and fifteen-year-old Lily Sparrow loves factual, mathematical logic. So when her mother confesses that Lily’s deceased father is (a) not dead, (b) coming to dinner, and (c) the ruler of a fairy tale kingdom accessible through the upstairs bathtub, Lily clings to her math to help her make sense of this new double life (1 life in the real world + 1 secret life in the fairy tale world = a double life).

Even though it’s not mathematical, Lily finds herself being pulled into a mystery involving an unhappy Cinderella, a greasy sycophant called Levi, and a slew of vanishing fairy tale characters. Racing against the clock, with a sound mathematical plan, Lily attempts to save her fairy tale friends while proving that normality = happiness.

The Cinderella Theorem (The Lily Sparrow Chronicles Book 1) book cover

“This makes absolute perfect sense. Why shouldn’t she have seen him? I mean, my goodness, the man rules a fairytale kingdom and travels through a bathtub. Why wouldn’t he have time to see his wife?”

This was fun, and clever mathematically as well. Not for the age range of YA I normally read, I think, aimed a little younger. But intelligent, neatly done and a grand homage to the fairy tale.

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I am an avid reader, technologist and disability advocate living in the middle of England with my wife, daughter and pets.

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