11 MayQueen of Babble 20/52

Light and fluffy. That’s how I would describe Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot.

Now now, don’t get me wrong. Light and fluffy books make up a good portion of my reading repertoire. After reading a not so great graphic novel and an intense scifi I needed something light that I could blast through in a few days.

I’d been putting off Queen of Babble for a while, expecting it to be just like Shopaholic (which unlike Misty, I didn’t really enjoy). But with my recent run of wanting to read all of Meg Cabot’s books, I’d decided it was time.

And I really liked it!

Queen of Babble centers around Lizzie Nichols, are recent university graduate who is about to go abroad to London to visit her boyfriend, Andrew. Problem being, she has only physically seen Andrew for two days before he returned home for a semester. The long distance thing has been going well, but now that she’s there with him she learns more than she expected.

She accidentally lets slip something that gets Andrew in trouble. Frightened by her slip – and now her boyfriend – she retreats to France where her best friend Shari and his boyfriend Chaz are helping out at a chateau. Feeling lost and frightened, Lizzie spills all of her troubles into the lap of somebody on the train, expecting never to see him again….

Well, if you read chicklit I’m sure you can assume what happens next. But I won’t spoil it for you!

I really enjoyed this read. I found Lizzie relatable; especially the whole just graduated and is setting out into the world for the first time. She’s trying to do the right thing her whole time in Europe, but that’s not always the easiest thing. Her life doesn’t go the way she’s planned. It’s essentially a slice of life.

The only real issue I had with this book is that I didn’t really find Lizzie to be a big babbler. Her friends and family make it to be a big issue that she talks all the time, but even when she gets Andrew in hot water, she wasn’t really babbling. The only time I found her do that was when she was pouring her sorrows out to Jean-Luc on the train.

This book gets four stars.

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