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Book Review: Meg Cabot "Queen of Babble"

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Jul. 26th, 2009 | 01:38 pm

I don't even know where to begin with this review. This book has to have been the most painstaking book to finish reading for me yet.

Lizzie Nichols (A.K.A. the Queen of Babble) just recently graduated from college with a History of Fashion degree and is planning on visiting her boyfriend in London. However, life is not all it is cracked up to be for Lizzie as she begins to run into many difficulties starting with her finally requirement from the university.

In spite of challenges with her graduation requirements, she stills flies to England to meet up with her boyfriend to discover he is not really the man he claimed to be. Escaping the lies of foreign love, she reconnects with her best friend in Europe, but because of her 7-11 mouth, she continues to get into more and more trouble. Will he mouth ever find a way to remain closed and can Lizzie find her way out of the debacle she has put herself in?

I bought this book with some high expectations, however I should have left it on the shelf. Griffin is clearly what Cabot is not. Cabot's writing reminds me of the mind of a teenage girl: very indecisive and full of meaningless, pointless, annoying whining. Throughout the whole book I kept screaming two words: "Shut UP!" And I think this is what made it very difficult for me to finish. I could not handle all the babble the Lizzie had in her.

Furthermore, I guess I was spoiled with Griffin's detailed writing. I loved the fact that Griffin writes with detail to the character's history and current lifestyle, and I was looking for that with Cabot (oops).

Sorry if you're a Cabot fan, but this clearly is not for me. I am just happy I made it through the bloody book.

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From: hisensei808
Date: Jul. 27th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)

Yeah, she wrote the Princess Diaries and I loved that film, but this book was just so bloody annoying, really. I couldn't get into it like I did with Kinsella or Griffin. So I find that slightly disappointing.

You can give it a go if you like, but seriously, the main character I felt was just too damned annoying.

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