Meg Cabot maybe known for The Princess Diaries internationally thanks to Disney adapting the books into two movies starring Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway, she has written a plethora of other books to her credit! In fact sometimes we wonder how has the women been able to produce a new story every single year. Looking back, here are our top picks of the stories that flew out of Meg Cabot’s pen over the years.
The Mediator Series
It is quite funny that the series I loved best about Meg Cabot is the one I discovered last. I bought all of the 6 books at one go, and had had a marathon reading session for four days straight. Mediator follows the sixteen year old Susannah Simon, who has the unique ability to see, hear and even feel ghosts! Hot headed and fiery tempered, she gives poor Father Dominic, a fellow mediator and the principal of her new school, regular heart attacks due to her eagerness to kick some ghost butt. Her love interest, Jesse de Silva, happens to be a ghost, who has been haunting her bedroom for the last 150 years…despite all odds, she falls in love with him, and irrevocably so. The six books, with stories of their own, take forward the themes of living with a new step family, of unrequited love, and of course, fate. Mediator is by far one of the best works of Meg Cabot, in my opinion. It’s sad the series ended. I would’ve loved to see what else the Suze could get up to, given that she never did learn to control her temper…even in the end!
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Second two books in one: http://amzn.to/2zDKeFg
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To be quite honest, this is the first book of Meg Cabot’s that I had read. I was watching the video of ‘If I die young’ by The Band Perry, and they use the book the Lady of Shallot in the video. So I kind of did and google search, one thing led to another and before I knew it, I had watched Avalon High, the Disney Channel Original movie, got sorely disappointed and decided to buy the book. Let me just say even though there’s much less action in the book, it makes a lovely read. Elaine has moved with her parents for their sabbatical and is forced to recognize that everyone around her just might be the reincarnation of the characters in Arthur’s legend. But what is Elaine’s role in the whole story? That is what makes one go on reading the book, turning page after page…and describing cute boys in the lead has always been an added bonus. Originally meant to be a stand-alone novel, Avalon High has been taken forward in Manga style sequels…sequels that I’ve not yet read.
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How to Be Popular
The story of Steph Landry and how she embarks on the quest to become popular as every single High School student must have tried to do at some point in their lives. Only difference is, Steph has found a secret weapon – a book that teaches you how to be popular that had once belonged to her soon to be step-grandmother. While her friend, Jason doesn’t understand why she needs to be popular, Steph soars to popularity and realizes that staying on top of the chain requires more work than getting there had been!
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Jen Greenley is everyone’s best friend. Her natural ability to solve problems makes her become the school’s anonymous counselor, Ask Annie’s Annie. Her little world is turned upside down when she is appointed as a personal assistant to Luke Striker, a teenage Hollywood star. Unknown to her, Scott, the school’s editor has always harbored feelings for her…and Jen doesn’t know that she fully returns them. Would the presence of Luke bring those two closer or are there more problems in store for nice little Jen? That was the basic premise of the book. And it had got me thoroughly engrossed in it, till I turned the last page. Then I breathed deeply. If you like teenage fiction and high school stories, this is just for you.
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Pierce Oliveria is the modern day Persephone has escaped from the clutches of death. In this trilogy, Meg Cabot tried to give the myth of Persephone a twist. Of course the ruler of the underworld therefore becomes a teenager, John Hayden, and not the ancient Hades that we have all come to know from the Greek myths. While the first book had set the stage for an epic tale to be told, and the second book had been bit of a letdown. Of course in the end, all the loose ends got tied together in the third and final installment of the series.
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We are sure that there are a lot of other Meg Cabot books that we haven’t featured in the list. Let us know which ones are your favourites and if our selection has matched yours! 🙂