Thursday, June 5, 2008

Queen of Babble Gets Hitched-Meg Cabot

Queen of Babble Gets Hitched
Meg Cabot
Morrow, Jul 2008, $22.95
ISBN: 006085202X

Having broken up with her boyfriend Luke, Lizzie Nichols was spending time with his best friend Chaz. However, Luke misses his Lizzie so he comes to New York to see her. To her shock he places an engagement ring on her finger. Perhaps it is the jolt of the diamonds on her finger, but she accepts though she remains attracted to Chaz.

Chaz does not want to lose his Lizzie. He pleads with her that Luke is an egomaniac who wants her because he had lost her and that he could never love her like he does. Feeling pulled in two directions as Chaz wants to marry her and remain in New York to teach; Luke wants to marry her and return with her to Paris as a banker. Either city would do for the wannabe designer, but right now a tale of two cities is giving Lizzie hives.

The lasts Queen of babble tale (see QUEEN OF BABBLE and QUEEN OF BABBLE IN THE BIG CITY) is a fresh entry as Lizzie feels like the rope in a tug of war between two supposed best friends who trash the other to her. The amusing story line captures the essences of the three Yuppies through their humorous intelligent repartee. Fans of the series will appreciate the direction Meg Cabot takes her heroine towards while newcomers will relish the jocular escapades.

Harriet Klausner

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