Queen of Babble

Genre: Fiction; Author: Meg Cabot; Publisher: William Morrow

Fashion student Lizzie Nichols is marooned in Europe after her big mouth gets British beau Andrew in big trouble.

Source of Angst
Lizzie’s blabbing gets her in trouble again when she leaks her new crush’s secrets to his mom.

Weighty Issues
Upon meeting the just-lost-30-pounds Lizzie, her boyfriend’s little brother cries, ”But she can’t be Liz! Andy said Liz is a fatty!”

The cutesy narration works for the young character, but her unwavering naïveté turns grating mid-trip.

Originally posted June 9 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT

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