The Princess & The Parakeet


Young Adult - Fantasy - Epic
274 Pages
Reviewed on 12/10/2018
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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

The Princess and the Parakeet by Marc Clark follows Princess Brooke who was cursed by a Sorcerer to stay confined inside the palace. She finds freedom in the most unexpected place, in a mysterious talking Parakeet only she can understand. When the Parakeet reveals that he was once Prince Benjamin, the two become friends and allies. As the past is revealed, Brooke and Ben turn to a Witch with a tragic backstory and two bickering giants for help battling against the Sorcerer that cursed them both. Can Brooke find the courage and strength to lead her small team of friends against what the Sorcerer has planned?

With adventure, magic, and friendship, Marc Clark brings enchantment to The Princess and the Parakeet in a coming of age story that has humor, quirky characters, and hope. An assortment of characters offers the reader charm and delight as they band together to fight the Sorcerer. Each character has their own little eccentricity, playing off the gentleness and strength of Brooke. As a heroine, Brooke's greatest strength is how she brings together Ben, the witch, and the two giants as a team. Friendship is key through her bond with Ben, and every scene they share is more and more delightful. As with every fairytale, curses play an important part of the story as most of the characters suffer from a curse. Storytelling plays a large role in the novel, as each character shares their past, which acts as a partial origin story to the villain that is the Sorcerer. The Princess and the Parakeet is perfect for older children, and those that love fairytales.