Desi's life is dull and boring, she's fallen out with her best friend, her Saturday job is an embarrassment and the boy she likes doesn't even notice her - so when she gets the opportunity to become a substitute princess, she jumps at it. The Facade Agency is a magical organisation providing substitutes for occasions when princesses would like a vacation but will Desi prove to have the capability to become a princess - if only temporarily.
Desi imagines the life of a princess will be all glamour, tiaras and ballgowns and been swept off her feet, but she soon discovers that princesses have their problems too and in attempting to solve them she comes up against the bureaucracy of the Agency and, maybe, gains an insight into how she could improve her own life.
An enjoyable, escapist, teen chick lit novel - the Princess Diaries with a little magic thrown in. A good holiday read. Presumably the first of a series and certainly my 12 year old daughter is looking forward to reading more.