I Am Princess X

I Am Princess X

Book - 2015
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780545620857
0545620856
Branch Call Number: Y FIC PRIE
Characteristics: 227 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Ciesemier, Kali - Illustrator

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blue_rabbit_2800
Jan 10, 2019

*SOME SPOILERS*
When I first read this book, I couldn't put it down. May and her best friend Libby created Princess X when they were in fifth grade, and continued it until Libby's mom fell asleep while driving and drove off the bridge, into the water. Libby and her mom died. Supposedly. Three years later, when back in Seattle for the summer, May finds the sticker. A sticker with a very familiar character printed on it. Over the next few days, she finds more stickers, graffiti, and finally, the website. But it's not the stories that May and Libby created. Instead, it's a different story. A story where the beginning seems a lot like what happened to Libby. Is the creator just someone who found all the boxes of Princess X comics, drawings, and more? Or maybe it is Libby. And if it is, and the story is real, Libby's alive... and needs May's help. Throughout the book, May finds clues that might lead her to Libby. You'll have to read it to find out what happens in the end.

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SHOTeen
Dec 21, 2018

I love the immersive quality of the book, and how it goes from a standard text based book into graphic novel format for the more dramatic or action based scenes. May is sort of dealing with the loss of her best friend, Libby, but she feels like there's more to the story than what she knows. This seems to be true when she starts coming across depictions of the character she and Libby created: Princess X. If only they knew about her, then how is she suddenly everywhere? That's what turns this book into a mystery that I could not wait to get to the bottom of and find out the truth.

rtalps Aug 19, 2018

I was expecting a book more about dealing with grief, but was surprised to find myself reading a mystery adventure book. I loved the format, which mixes comics in with the regular novel, and it was fun to try to figure out the clues along the way. Overall, I think this is a highly readable friendship adventure book. Would recommend!

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SasaMcD
Aug 30, 2017

I Loved this book! I really enjoyed trying to solve the puzzles for myself. The plot twists kept it an interesting read until the end.

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Maria_Wa
Jul 31, 2017

I loved this book because of all the twists. It was a mystery that kept me guessing to the end. I think it was well written and incorporated some comics very well. I definitely recommend to people who like fiction.

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PinesandPrejudice
Jan 22, 2017

This book started out SO COOL. And then the death of the friend make it take an exciting turn. And then it fell flat and predictable. I will say, I liked that there was no romance of any sort and it was a mystery about friendship. The whole plot was highly unrealistic and quite fantastical for my taste, especially when it started out so interesting and then the conspiracy theory plot threw it in the wrong direction. I wish it had continued being as awesome as it was at the beginning.

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Starpoem
Dec 04, 2016

* I love the unique format of this mystery/thriller. It's part comic book and part regular novel.

* The Seattle setting is so well drawn that I can practically taste the coffee.

* However, the main character prefers hot chocolate over coffee. I like a girl who knows her own mind and is brave enough to be different.

* I enjoyed the themes of friendship and hope. Although it certainly had its spooky and tense moments, this book is not as dark and gritty as the typical thriller.

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apatheticneeks
Aug 24, 2016

Great beginning with an interesting plot. Got kinda bored though, could've had more action.

red_cheetah_2602 Jul 08, 2016

i HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS BOOK TO COME OUT FOR SO LONG!!!

kirstd31 Apr 30, 2016

May loses her best friend in a car accident. Together they had created a comic strip called Princess X. Three years later May is visiting her Dad and notices Princess X stickers around town. Is Libby still alive? I enjoyed solving the mystery through the clues of the webcomic and seeing the comics in the books.

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Jul 01, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: A few times, there are parts that can make the reader feel uneasy or tense.

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