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Aww, I love the new Meg Cabot book. Not only is it very funny and charming, not only does it namecheck good bands, not only does it include yummy cake recipes, but now the hero's little sister has just come out, and she's a realistic little riot grrrl, not a crass stereotype. This shouldn't have to be a cause for celebration, but plenty of chicklit writers seem to have a weird problem with lesbians, so it is. And the horrible evil villains of the story are the ones who are appalled by it, and want to have her shipped off to a "sexual reprogramming camp" ala But I'm a Cheerleader. Man, if making one of heroines have sleaterkinneyfan as her IM username wasn't enough to make me love Meg Cabot, this would do it (well, all this and the fact that after I interviewed her she sent me a lovely package with loads of signed books).

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goovie
Dec. 1st, 2003 05:12 pm (UTC)
ooooh. that sounds so great. is it out yet, or is this an advance copy?
stellanova
Dec. 2nd, 2003 01:57 am (UTC)
Sadly, it's not out until January in north America (the beginning of February over here). I'm reviewing it for the Feb. issue of Image. I highly recommend it!
goovie
Dec. 2nd, 2003 09:06 pm (UTC)
oooh! and new princess diaries books coming out next year? 8dance*
protoainsley
Dec. 1st, 2003 06:06 pm (UTC)
I second goovie's query, and also respectfully request more details on the 'loads of signed books.'
stellanova
Dec. 2nd, 2003 02:05 am (UTC)
I interviewed her ages ago, over the phone, and she was telling me about some of her books which weren't out over here (in Ireland and Britain) yet. And i joked about "having to go to Amazon, then", and then she asked for my address. Less than a week later I got a big parcel at the office with all the books, and more, all signed. It was an absolutely lovely thing to do, and believe me, even if I hadn't liked her books already (which I did), she would have earned my journalistic love for life. Although possibly if I hadn't liked her books already, I wouldn't have been so pleased. Anyway, I did, I was, and it was very cool.
septembergrrl
Dec. 2nd, 2003 06:53 am (UTC)
Oh, that sounds awesome. I'll need to check it out.

(Which book has the sleaterkinneyfan AIMer in it? I've only read *All-American Girl* so far.)
stellanova
Dec. 2nd, 2003 07:33 am (UTC)
It's the new - well, forthcoming - adult one, Boy Meets Girl, and I finished it last night. So much fun!
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