Long may she reign

by White, Ellen Emerson.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA WHITE Ellen
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA WHITE Ellen
 
 
Summary

Meg Powers is the daughter of the President of the United States. She's about to enter her first year of college. She's living through the worst year of her life.

Last June Meg was kidnapped by terrorists - brutalized, starved, and left for dead. She was shackled in a deserted mine shaft and had to smash the bones in her own hand to escape.

Meg Powers survived the unthinkable, the stuff of nightmares. Her terrorist captor is still at large. But still she must live each day. Ahead of her is the grueling physical therapy to heal her broken body; the challenge of leaving the safety of the White House for her freshman year at college. But harder still than the physical and social challenges ahead are her shattered sense of herself and her family. Will she ever forgive her mother, the President, for her "can not, have not and will not negotiate with terrorists" stance - even when it came to her own daughter?

And more difficult still, can Meg forgive herself for having the strength, the intelligence and the wit to survive?

In a brilliant novel, Ellen Emerson White tells her most ambitious and intense story about a most unlikely but deeply affecting heroine.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the long-awaited fourth installment of White's series about Meg Powers, daughter of America's first woman president, Meg has escaped from terrorists (Long Live the Queen, 1989) and is now home, struggling to deal with the physical and emotional consequences of her ordeal and with her mother's refusal to negotiate with her captors. She finds her grueling physical therapy to be almost as painful as losing her ability to ski and play tennis. The novel is a little light on plot, but as the story progresses, Meg attends college, acquires a questionable boyfriend, and struggles with depression and eating problems. What really makes the novel work are White's richly drawn characters, dry humor, dead-on dialogue, and slow but expert exploration of Meg's post-traumatic stress. Being part of the First Family complicates Meg's already difficult relationship with her mother and in this book, both Meg and her parent attempt to deal with the past while facing present dangers. This title stands alone, though the first three volumes will soon be updated and reissued.--Dobrez, Cindy Copyright 2007 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A crisply authoritative first-person narration and a plot line shot through with glimmers of fiercest hope make the fourth installation of the President's Daughter series a novel to luxuriate in, despite its grim particulars. The story starts about six months after the events chronicled in Long Live the Queen (first published in 1989), in which Meg Powers, daughter of the first woman president of the United States, is kidnapped by terrorists and escapes with her hand, leg and psyche shattered. When Meg begins her first semester at Williams College, the typical first-year challenges are magnified and distorted by the complications that come with being the President's daughter, her celebrity status (newly amplified by recent events), and the severe emotional and physical fallout of her ordeal. Making a welcome reappearance is Susan McAllister, the heroine of White's first novel, Friends for Life, who as Meg's resident advisor provides Meg with dispassionate guidance and, eventually, the beginnings of a friendship. Even at her most bruised and tetchy, Meg is awfully good company, and her peculiar situation with its attendant protocols is rendered in such exquisite and thoroughly researched detail that it can't help but command readers' attention. Longtime fans will welcome the chance to accompany Meg on her emotional journey, while newcomers will be motivated to track down the series' earlier books, which are scheduled for re-release in spring 2008. Ages 12-up. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series The President's Daughter series
#1 - The President's daughter
#2 - White House autumn
#3 - Long live the queen
#4 - Long may she reign
Subjects Presidents -- Family -- Fiction.
Children of presidents -- Fiction.
Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Fiction.
Women college students -- Fiction.
College stories.
Publisher New York :Feiwel and Friends,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 708 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780312367671
0312367678
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