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Queen of Babble Paperback – May 22, 2007
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Meg's first ever adult book in the Princess Diaries series, "Royal Wedding", will be available in Summer 2015, along with an installment of the series for younger readers, "From the Notebook of a Middle School Princess". "Remembrance", a new book in the Mediator series will be available in February of 2016.
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From page one QUEEN OF BABBLE wets the appetite, and keeps the reader enraptured in the trivial, yet laugh-out-loud funny tale that Cabot weaves about the illustrious Lizzie, and her various sidekicks. Lizzie is like an adult version of Cabot's Mia Thermopolis (from THE PRINCESS DIARIES) who shares an equal love for vintage clothes and bread. Her rants and raves about various goings-on in her life are hard to resist, while her babbling tendencies will make her a winner in the hearts of everyone who has a tendency to babble on uncontrollably. Meg Cabot's humor and wit is unmatchable, while her characters are enchanting, and hard to resist.
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It's a fast read, but i am glad I found it in the library, rather than purchasing it.
It bears mentioning that Lizzie is also a gossip queen who makes no apologies for her actions. Sure, she'd like to be able to keep a secret, but she is just physically incapable of keeping her mouth shut. You know you're in for a good story when a woman like that who is expecting all of her dreams to come true travels across the Atlantic with the hopes of finding true love. When things don't work out the way she wants them to, she winds up taking the Chunnel to France to stay with friends at a French chateau. The end result is hilarious chick lit that had me laughing out loud most of the time.
Meg Cabot does a great job of giving Lizzie a distinct voice and putting her in realistic (well, as realistic as running around in a foreign country with a guy you barely know can be) situations. Lizzie's inner dialogue on everything from how you can tell a lot about a person from the way they dress to the pitfalls of oral sex is hilarious. This story isn't sappy or overly dramatic and does a great job of keeping its characters down to earth and likeable. It's also a nice touch that each chapter begins with a segment from the thesis Lizzie has to finish while overseas. This book was fun and the story was cute. I think it'd be the perfect thing to read on a lazy afternoon when you're in the mood for a bit of romance and comedy.
However, putting the silly-but-readable plot aside for a moment, the book was flawed from the very beginning for me. As a main character, Lizzie didn't seem to have very many redeeming qualities - if any? She very much lacks a backbone and she quite apparently lacks some respect for herself and, due to such, she certainly didn't garner any respect from me. She was too naïve for her own good and at a lot of times her actions were downright annoying. At many times, I wanted to smack Lizzie's character through the pages (though a difficult task it would be) for her silliness, especially her actions regarding her boyfriend Andrew and her actions that led to her not having graduated college. Her bad relationship decisions in many ways reminded me, very unfortunately, of the times I watched some of my friends make the same silly decisions for people who definitely weren't worth it. And it's hard enough to take in real life; I hardly want to read a book with a character that constantly puts herself in similar situations. At times I seriously wondered why the other characters in the book would even continue to put up with her annoying behavior.Read more ›
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I was in the mood for light hearted read and this fit the bill.Published 6 months ago by Lilian Fernandes
What a great beach read. I laughed hard and enjoyed every paragraph. Reminds me of Sophie Kinsella 's earlier books.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Queen of Babble (2006) – Meg Cabot
Normally full books can be rated as a whole but in this case I didn’t feel that would be fair. Read more
You feel for in she goes through just like a normal teenager to grownup goes through. It's funny and cute an the same time. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Maria V.
Trite, predictable, silly. Even the beautiful French countryside couldn't save this book.Published 10 months ago by Melanie B.
This book took off a little slow, but grabbed my attention. I was a big fan of meg cabot as a teen and it went right into my adulthood. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Paige