Meg Cabot is a brilliant author. I've only read one of her books before this one, but she is a woman who knows how to write. Queen of Babble was amazing. I love Lizzie, she is one hell of a character and the fact that she's a blabber-mouth makes it ten times better.
I've always found fashion interesting, but I can honestly say that I have NEVER had that much of an obsession with fashion like Lizzie. The girl can judge a person by their clothing. She makes it into a sort of profiling that just is incredible.
Lizzie is a new college graduate, having made her own major, History of Fashion. Having recently lost thirty pounds, Lizzie soon finds herself in London, England, waiting for a boyfriend she only knew for twenty four hours in real life. The rest of their three month relationship has been through e-mails and phone calls.
When she sees her boyfriend, he's wearing something she never would want to see on anyone and the only person who had pulled the look off, was Michael Jackson.
Lizzie thinks that she is in love with Andrew, and she soon passes off the jacket. Things only get worse from there and soon Lizzie is on a train to France and her best friend Shari. Shari and her boyfriend Chaz are staying at a Chateau in France, helping Chaz's friend Luke with summer weddings.
Queen of Babble was a fast read with many ups and downs and lots of fashion. If you enjoy fashion, whether it's vintage or just off the runway, you'll enjoy Queen of Babble. This book is the first in a series of three.
I give Queen of Babble a 5 of 5 because I had fallen in love with Lizzie and her friends as well as the French Chateau. I can't wait to read the rest of the series and tell you if they're just as good or better than the first, or worse, but we'll hope not worse.