WMG Publishing, Aug 18 2015, $14.99
Fearing she will not adapt without magic or her support sisters, Tiffany panics over attending Central HS as her knowledge of this vicious subculture comes from teen movies. Serena explains to the principal that her daughter’s father had custody for fifteen years and home schooled her overseas. On her first day Tiffany meets Josh and Jenna. No one else thankfully talks to her; as she tumbles her way through mortal adaptation and liking Josh in spite of her dad’s program to end true love. Meanwhile Dearest Daddy asks Tiffany to come home even if it is only during school vacations; while the Fates struggle to understand why she left.
An offshoot of the charming Fates "fractured fairy tales" (nod to Jay Ward), the first Interim Fates teen contemporary is a breezy humorous satire about fitting in by an outsider who fell from the top of the Pantheon to the bottom of an American high school. Summed up by Serena explaining to her daughter the magic of aspirin, fans of the original series and young adults will appreciate Tiffany’s firsthand account of being Clueless.