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I am Princess X

by Priest, Cherie,

Format: Kindle Book 2015 2015
  OverDrive Read
Availability: Available from OverDrive 1 of 1 copy
Available from OverDrive (1)
Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* May and Libby came up with Princess X, a katana-wielding cartoon girl with a crown and red Chucks, on the day they met in fifth grade, and for the next several years of their friendship, they wrote enough stories about her to fill a closet. But then Libby and her mother die in a car accident, and May tries to move on with her life, but she can't shake the feeling that not everything adds up about Libby's death. Three years later, May notices a faded vinyl sticker that is unmistakably Princess X. Then she discovers a webcomic about her, which includes characters that look alarmingly like Libby and May, and clues that only May can decipher. With the help of her tech-savvy neighbor, Trick, May looks all over (and under) Seattle to uncover the truth about her best friend. Interspersed with Ciesemier's webcomic-style illustrations, Priest's YA debut is an engrossing cyberthriller packed with a puzzling mystery, crackerjack detective work, and an eerie, atmospheric sense of place. The unembellished style is a perfect match for the noir-lite tone, and May and Trick, whose banter crackles with energy, rival any team of gumshoes out there. Teens who roll their eyes at adults out of touch with Internet culture will eat this up.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2015 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Back in fifth grade, best friends May and Libby created Princess X, a katana-wielding heroine who wears Converse sneakers with her ball gown. Ever since Libby and her mother died in a freak accident, May's life has been as gray as her Seattle home-until the 16-year-old spots a Princess X sticker in a store window, leading her to a Princess X webcomic that suggests that Libby might still be alive. With the help of Trick, a hacker-for-hire, May follows the trail that Princess X's near-mythic narrative leaves for her, which incorporates Seattle landmarks like the Fremont Troll and characters like the dangerous Needle Man and the mysterious, helpful Jackdaw. Illustrations from the Princess X comic-skillfully rendered by Ciesemier and printed in purple-add greatly to this techno-thriller's tension. Fresh and contemporary, this hybrid novel/comic packs a lot of plot in a relatively short book, but its strongest suit may be Priest's keen understanding of the chasmic gap between the way teens and adults engage in the landscape of the Internet. Ages 12-up. Author's agent: Jennifer Jackson, Donald Maass Literary. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Princess X Series ; Book 1
Subjects Women superheroes Fiction
Webcomics Fiction
Best friends Fiction
Missing children Fiction
Seattle (Wash.) Fiction
Mystery
Young Adult Fiction
Young adult fiction.
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Inc.2015
2015
Edition First edition.
Contributors Ciesemier, Kali, illustrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Audience 790
Ages 12 and up.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Amazon Kindle
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780545642743
9780545642743
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