I really enjoyed the twist of the Genie in the story of Aladdin being a woman. The female relationships in this story and the strength of their character - really had me rooting for them. She was cool & her story was filled with depth and interesting tidbits. If I had one complaint - it would be that I wish Aladdin was as filled-in of a character. So often in YA Novels - when there's a romance - character development seems one-sided. If you want us to cheer for the couple - together - or even just make us cry if it doesn't work out; I'd like to know a little more about them.