Libby and May, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the comics, May wrote the stories, and Princess X fought monsters, ghosts, and other assorted creepazoids from her haunted house high on a hill.
A few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across a bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X with her.
Now, May is sixteen and lonely when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window a figure in a gold crown, pink dress, red Chucks, and a long katana sword
Suddenly, May sees the princess everywhere: stickers, patches, graffiti an entire underground world built around a website at IamPrincessX.com. The more May explores the comic, the more connections she finds between Libbys death and Princess Xs adventures. And that means only one person could have started this phenomenon her best friend, Libby.
Its hard to put into words how great this story is.
This book is part regular teen novel, part graphic novel. As someone who loves reading comics, on paper and online, I loved that this book had a large comic theme to it. I was just a bit disappointed that there werent more comics; they only lasted about half way through the book.
Telling a story based on things that happen to a character but spicing it up with powers and/or specific details isnt a new concept. Its been used before. Examples: The Disney Channel Original Movie, Read It and Weep and Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends episode The Bloo Superdude and the Magic Potato of Power. But the mystery and story in this book is better than all those other stories combined.
Another big part of the storys plot is the Internet and computer hacking. As someone who visits only a handful of websites and has zero knowledge on hacking, most of that stuff was lost on me. For info on hacking check out the show Limitless, episode Arm-ageddon. The episode talks about how hacking is really boring and complicated.
I kind of cheated with this book. I had bought the book from Barnes and Nobles a while ago and recently found the book on audio. So, I just listened to the audio while following along with the physical book. I kind of recommend doing this. May has a Georgia accent and it doesnt really show unless you listen to the audio. Plus, it plays music in the background at the exciting parts.
This weeks Weird but True Fact about the Internet
There are more than 300-trillion-trillion-trillion possible Internet addresses 100 for every atom on Earths surface.