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.
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.