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Priest,  Cherie
New York : Arthur A. Levine, 2015
ISBN: 0545620856

(3 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Comic art by Kali Ciesemier. Libby and May became friends in 5th grade when a broken leg and asthma prevented them from participating in gym class. Princess X was born that day as a chalk drawing on the playground. Libby and May became inseparable and together they created pages and pages of their comic book. May wrote and Libby drew. A couple of years later, Libby's mom fell asleep at the wheel and drove herself and her daughter off a bridge into the waters of Salmon Bay. The car was not found for 2 days. Fast forward to 3 years later. May is now 16 and suddenly she begins to notice Princess X clues around town- stickers, patches, and graffiti. Is Libby really dead? May is determined to find out the truth, putting herself, her family and a new friend and ally in grave danger.
(Vermont DCF Book Award 2017)

Booktalk #2

Once upon a time there was a princess with blue hair who wore a pink puff-sleeved dress, a crown, and red chucks. Oh, and she wielded a katana sword as well. Itís safe to say this princess isnít like any other you may have heard of. She is Princess X.

Princess X was a comic book character May and Libby created in the fifth grade. Libby drew the pictures, and May wrote the exciting adventures that filled the comics, until Libby and her mother were killed in a car accident. As far as May was concerned, her best friend and their beloved Princess X both died that day.

ďThree years passed. And then there was a sticker.Ē The sticker had the image of non-other than their Princess X. Then May started seeing Princess X everywhere. There were more stickers and patches and a web comic. What if everything that May thought was true was a lie? No one else knew anything about Princess X. If she was showing up, surely Libby had something to do with it. Was she still alive? Was she in trouble? Read I am Princess X by Cherie Priest to find out.   (Oklahoma Intermediate Sequoyah Award, 2018)

Booktalk #3

When they were young May and Libby created a princess together. When Libby died the princess died with her. Years later May starts seeing images of the princess around town. Could Libby still be alive?
(Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award nominee, 2018)

SUBJECTS:     Best friends -- Fiction.
                        Cartoons and comics.
                        Death -- Fiction.
                        Superheroes -- Fiction.
                        Teenage girls -- Fiction.

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