From the Series Lorimer Real Love

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Seventeen-year-old Char loves music, but never considered a singing career until her singing went viral online. Now instead of participating in the Gay Lesbian Alliance, Char devotes herself to seeking fame. When she is viciously bullied online she finds an app that supports victims of cyber-bullying.

Naming herself @Charming, Char gets to know the app’s creator, @Cinders. @Cinders inspires Char to reconsider her obsession with online fame. When @Cinders turns out to be Ash, a girl at Char’s school, Char must show Ash how much she means to her.

Charming is a modern retelling of Cinderella, where Prince Charming is a girl who learns the nature of fame and love.

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Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre High/Low, Young Adult
Category Diverse Books: LGBTQIA+, Diversity
Copyright 2019
Publisher James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 176
Publication Date 2019-01-01
Text Type Fiction—Romance
BISACS YAF052040, YAF017010, YAF012000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.25 x 7.5
Lexile 520
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Reviewed

Author: Mette Bach

Mette Bach is the author of the Lorimer SideStreets novels Femme and Killer Drop and the Real Love titles Love Is Love, You're You, Cinders and Charming. Bach lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.


School Library Journal

“These modern romances. . . .effectively tie in contemporary themes like bullying and social media while presenting relatable characters embracing their sexuality.”—School Library Journal