What’s it really like to be a prince? To his horror, British schoolboy Alex Varenhoff finds out when the monarchy is restored in the tiny country of Rovenia.
“To see, to do, to prevail.” The motto of Rovenia stands for bravery and honor. But none of this matters to Alex Varenhoff. Though he was always aware of his tie to the ancient monarchy, Rovenia tossed out the Varenhoff dynasty long ago, when the Communists took over. But Rovenia now finds itself in need of the leadership of a king.
Alex must leave home in England and assume his role in Rovenia as . . . prince? He’s thrust into a life he was never raised for. Alex hates pomp and circumstance, and the hordes of screaming girls that wait everywhere. And this new life is dangerous, for there are Rovenians who oppose the monarchy. Becoming a true prince presents Alex with a heartbreaking challenge far beyond anything he ever expected, one of the greatest challenges that any Varenhoff has ever had to face.
From the Hardcover edition.
"This is a compulsively readable book that lingers in the mind long after the final page." –School Library Journal
"Packs a punch."–Kirkus Reviews
"[A] serious, realistic debut novel."–Booklist
From the Paperback edition.
About Melissa Wyatt
Melissa Wyatt lives with her husband and two sons in York, Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised. She’s pretty sure she isn’t royalty because her sister used to test her by putting peas under her mattress and she never… More about Melissa Wyatt
Published by Laurel Leaf Dec 18, 2007| 288 Pages| Young Adult| ISBN 9780307433664