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The Princess and the Pizza: 01/08/16
The Princess and the Pizza by Mary Jane and Herm Auch is a humorous retelling of the Princess and the Pea. Paulina though is not a typical princess. As many other blogs have already said, this is the book for anyone who needs a break from the usual fairytales.
Princess Paulina is trying to get back into royal circles after her father gives up the crown to become a woodworker. Unfortunately she no longer has the funds to do that. When she sees a contest being held to find the perfect wife for a nearby prince she decides to enter.
Paulina though quickly learns that she can do better without the prince. The stupid tests they give are rigged against her because she doesn't fit into their mould. And yet, she continues to pass all the tests. Along the way, she also manages to invent pizza.
The moral of the story is that young woman can be successful by themselves. They don't have to rely on marriage as an out. They can of course get married if they want to but it's not the only route to happiness. Finally, success doesn't mean being a princess or wealthy.