Jessica Day George

Monday, October 23, 2006

Good books

So this week I rediscovered my love for Meg Cabot. I was little underwhelmed by Princess in Training, but the Birthday Fairy brought me "Size 12 is not Fat", the first of her Heather Wells mysteries. So fabulous! I love the idea of the former teen popstar on her own, older, chubbier, and looking for her niche. And the mystery was fun too. Two thumbs way up for that book! And for the younger set: M.T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales: Whales on Stilts! A hilarious book about a nefarious plot to take over the world, thwarted by an ordinary young girl and her two best friends. One of them is the star of a "Sky Captain", 1930's style series of books, "Jasper Dash: Boy Technonaut", and the other is the star of a series of Goosebumps-like horror books for tweens. So funny! Anderson manages to incorporate the chatty, knowing narrator and funny descriptions and definitions that Lemony Snicket is fond of in a much subtler and more effective way. Hooray for Cabot and Anderson!

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