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I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
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I Am Princess X (2015)

by Cherie Priest

Other authors: Kali Ciesemier (Illustrator)

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I enjoyed this quick read. The mystery was intriguing and it was different from any mystery I had read before. The webcomic pages interspersed throughout the book provided clues and definitely added to story. I really liked the fact that there was a friendship that developed between two teens without any romance, as well as a strong female friendship that grounded the book making May's actions believable. ( )
  SGKowalski | Nov 5, 2018 |
The presentation for this book is wonderful. The book cover, chapter design, and illustrations are what drew me in. The purple theme is fitting because y'know royalty=princess.

STORY:

"The princess became their alter ego, their avatar, their third best friend" (pg 8).
In I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest (256 pages), May and Libby bond over Princess X a character they mutually created in fifth grade, May wrote and Libby drew. Their friendship comes to a drastic halt when Libby passes away in a car crash. May thought Princess X died with her best friend, but apparently, Princess X is very much alive.

"Nobody ever... (pg 172)" [I forgot to write down my favorite quote from the book in its entirety, and I've already given the book back to the library. ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ ]
Here's a quote I like from the book, that I actually wrote down:

"The cement turned a satisfying cherry red, like the pavement was bleeding" (pg 1).

I really liked that detail.

So, concerning the story, junk got real very fast. No lie, page nine hits the reader clean in the face. Pfft, it probably rearranged your nose.

I thought I knew who the great antagonist, Mr. Needleman, was but I was wrong!

CHARACTERS:

I liked reading about these characters a lot.

May was likable but a bit bland. Of course, she knew that as well because Libby's the one who brought liveliness to their lives.

Libby's half-Asian (half-Japanese to be exact) so there's 50¢ of diversity. But, she dies in the first ten pages so...

Anyway, I liked Libby a lot, to the point, I wished she would have narrated the story. For me, May could've been Princess X and let Libby shine by herself. Also, there was so little reaction for Libby's dad.

Patrick was a lot of fun!

My favorite would have to have been Jackdaw! He seemed a bit like an anti-hero. I don't know many people who would have done as much as he did.

OVERALL:

A pretty good thriller with a few surprises, 4 out of 5 stars! I wanted a cupcake more of suspense, but I acknowledge I had to read this book quickly (before its due date). Maybe I needed more time to ruminate on the ending. And for those who don't enjoy it, there was NO ROMANCE.

I recommend this book for any teen, though some of the hacking/computer stuff could possibly make someone paranoid. ( )
  DestDest | Oct 11, 2018 |
Wow. This was a great book. So fast-paced and suspenseful. Mysteries aren't usually my thing (although I'm okay with books from other genres having elements of mystery). But this had me hooked until the very end. I was genuinely invested in the characters. They were all very well-written - even the villain, who we never see much directly, and who gave me the major wiggins.
  aratiel | Sep 5, 2018 |
Story with webcomic strips mixed in to carry the tale. Princess X rocks! ( )
  bookczuk | Aug 26, 2018 |
This book has such a unique vibe to it that I was immediately hooked! I've never read a book with a graphic novel element added to it so this book was somewhat of a first for me. The storyline is solid and sometimes even a little creepier than I expected. Overall, I really, really loved this book. I plan to look into more work from the author since this work clearly displays a vivid sense of creativity! ( )
  spellbindingstories | May 24, 2018 |
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Libby Deaton and May Harper invented Princess X in fifth grade, when Libby's leg was in a cast, and May had a doctor's note saying she couldn't run around the track anymore because her asthma would totally kill her.
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Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who died in a tragic car accident, sixteen-year-old May is shocked to see stickers, patches, and graffiti images of the superheroine appearing around Seattle.

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