Friday, December 29, 2006

Meg Cabot: Princess is Banned

Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot (and real sweetheart, based on my having once shaken her hand) has been banned. Here's her, uh, unique take on it:
Have you ever had a secret—or even not-so-secret—dream?

A dream that maybe you wished upon a star would come true?

Or prayed for on bended knee?

A dream that everyone told you was totally unrealistic…would never come true…to just give up on…that, yeah, okay, might happen for other people, but was never going to happen for you?

This post is for all you dreamers out there. Keep on dreaming, dreamers.

Because dreams? They really can come true, if you hang in there, and believe in them long enough.

Because my dream? It finally came true. Through hard work, perseverance, and many, many references to French kissing.

Yes, people. It finally happened:

I’ve been banned.

YEAH, BABY!!!!!

...

All I can say is that if Joshua found Princess Diaries 1-7 inappropriate for grades pre-kindergarten through 6th grade (although the books really are for readers aged 12 and up, so I’m not sure why people in Joshua were making them available to pre-kindergarteners anyway. Although perhaps there are some very precocious readers there), I can only imagine what they’re going to think of Princess Diaries 8, Princess on the Brink.

It is entirely possible the whole town might spontaneously combust if someone happens to get their hands on it.

Especially a pre-kindergartener.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Kelly Fineman said...

My 6th grader gots books 1-3 for Christmas, finished them already, drove me wild until I drove her to the store, and is now nearly finished book 4. She will be scandalized to hear that the books have been banned, since she is love-love-loving them.

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Anonymous Lady S said...

I guess I need to start reading them. I have only seen the movies.

I love that authors like getting banned.

And pre-kindergarteners, really? My librarian would never let a kid take out a book that isn't appropriate. She even knows the reading level of most kids.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Justine Larbalestier said...

It's not a unique take! I'd love to be banned! I'm so jealous of all you authors who have had books banned. Lucky Meg. Lucky Brent. Maybe if I didn't write fantasy . . .

11:14 PM  
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