In Meg Cabot?s Queen of Babble in the Big City, Chatterbox Lizzie moves to NYC to be with her boyfriend and to pursue dreams of refurbishing vintage wedding gowns. She takes a mind-deadening job as a receptionist while interning at a bridal shop for free.
”Just let yourself get pregnant,” says Lizzie’s sister. ”Once he knows there’s a bun in the oven, he commits fast enough.”
Cabot grounds Lizzie’s screwball effervescence with an honest depiction of financial stress. B+