If you've ever read Meg Cabot, it's like stating the obvious: She is one of the best writers you've ever read. No, I am no little girl waiting for some pearls of wisdom, or a teeny booper with no control over her feelings. I say this as an adult who has grown up reading her books.
Meg Cabot can make you laugh and cry, in one single sentence. The good thing is that she mostly makes you laugh. A lot.
Because rainy season is a great time to read a good book, here's our you-cannot-do-without-it list of Cabot masterpieces.
1 The Princess Diaries series
“What is the appropriate reply to make to a man who says he loves you? Thank you. You are very kind.”
2The Mediator series
“And then, little by little, the reality of what I had just done sank in: I had just killed my boyfriend’s dad!”
3 The Airhead series
“I don't do alcohol. Or other people's boyfriends. And don't you forget it.”
Being Nikki: “No one has ever died of embarrassment-never, not once in the whole history of time.”
This quote keeps me going. All day everyday. Aside from these witticisms this series is also full of twists and turns. It effortlessly combines wisdom with fun (Lulu’s speech to Nikki, words to live by).
4 The Queen of Babble series
“There will be no more British guys. Unless they are members of the royal family, of course.”
Queen of Babble in the Big City: “One of the many advantages of having a boyfriend who is half French is that his culinary repertoire extends beyond mac and cheese. Plus, there’s the kissing.”
Queen of Babble Gets Hitched: “But I intend to enjoy the weeks I have left with you to the fullest. Because I know from my study of the philosophy of time, whatever is going to happen in the future is already unavoidable.”
One of the leading men in the books says this: You cannot even get over him. Ever.
5 Pants on Fire (Tommy Sullivan is a Freak)
“I'm a liar. And I can't stop thinking about boys.”
6 The Heather Wells Mystery series
“See,” she’s saying. “I told you, Heather. You’re too nice to win. Too weak. Not in good enough shape. Because size twelve is fat. Oh, I know what you’re going to say. It’s the size of the average American woman. But guess what? The average American woman is fat, Heather.”
7 Every Boy’s Got One
“If your head is constantly stuck in a book, you're going to miss a lot.”