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Long Live the Queen by Ellen Emerson White

Title: Long Live the Queen
Author: Ellen Emerson White
Series: The President's Daughter, #3.
Genre: Fiction, YA
Reason for Reading: I really liked the previous two books.
Pages: 311
Copyright Date: 2008 in its new updated edition. The first three books in this series were first published in the 80s, but the new versions include the Internet, updated media references, cell phones, all that stuff.
Cover: A girl sits in a chair in a formal-looking room. Her left leg and right arm are in blue casts. She has a thoughtful expression that isn't quite a smile.
First line: "It was almost dark, but Meg kept her sunglasses on because they reminded her of skiing."
Best part: I think that Meg's difficulty in readjusting to normal life after her ordeal is wrenchingly portrayed.
Worst part: Learn from my mistake and do not read this book at night. Creepy!
Imaginary Theme Song: "Fighter" by Christina Aguilera
Grade: C+
Recommended for: Folks who like teen fiction with a "lives of the rich and famous" tinge AND realism.
Related Reads: The President's Daughter, first book in the series. My Most Excellent Year by Walter Kluger. I'm guessing The Princess Diaries is not dissimilar, but I haven't read it yet so I don't know for certain.

Meg Powers is starting to adjust. Sure, things didn't work out with her boyfriend. And she doesn't get to see much of her mom, the career woman. And sometimes those Secret Service agents can really be a drag. After all, she's still the President's daughter. But her life is about to be turned upside down for the third time, when something goes horribly, horribly wrong. Meg's the only one who can fight for her life and happiness, but is she strong enough?

This book was almost too realistic. It was excellently written. I recommend it, though it disturbed me a bit too much to be a re-read.
Tags: books 2009, fiction
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