You already know how many ways I love Meg Cabot, and honestly the fact that she has a book trilogy that starts with Q just makes me love her more.
Because it’s my blog and I do what I want, I’m going to borrow from another post to tell you why Queen of Babble is one of my favorite of Meg Cabot’s series.
My favorite, favorite thing about the series is that the first book starts with Lizzie getting with one dude (Luke), but then in the second book she realizes he isn’t it and then falls for this other dude that she’s been friends with forEVER. And second dude is with someone else in the first book. So basically, they both start off with other people, they both think those other people are The One, but when those relationships fall apart, the love they have for each other as friends turns into something more romantic. Especially because Lizzie is truly herself with the second dude. She’s not trying to impress him. He knows exactly who she is and how she is, so their relationship, though unexpected, is genuine and honest and helps Lizzie figure out that her expectations about what love should be and how it should look are not realistic. Some readers have an issue with the fact that the series starts with Lizzie/Luke and ends with Lizzie/second dude, but I am super into it. They also have an issue with how the series end, but I think they miss the point. Love is not about image or spectacle. It’s about what’s true and what really matters. I think Lizzie’s final relationship embodies that throughout.
You also won’t be mad about it because I’m telling you before you start reading not to get attached to the first guy. He’s basically the catalyst for her real romance.
Also, I sometimes think of Lizzie telling her best friends that she has to reel Luke in like a woodland creature and chuckle to myself because Cabot’s descriptions of Lizzie explaining and her friends reacting is just that funny.
The other good thing about this series is that reading it will then inspire you to read more of Meg Cabot’s work when you need something light and fun to read and because she has so many books in her back catalog, you will have plenty to choose from to get you through what is hopefully the last stretch of this pandemic.
For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have decided that I’m going to focus on comfort reads/watches as we enter our second (!) April in the pandemic. Tune in tomorrow to see what I choose for R!