Monday, June 26, 2006

#34 Shadowland (The Mediator, Book 1) by Meg Cabot

My Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

I enjoyed this book. Enough so that I’m going to add the rest of the series to my wishlist too. :) It was a quick, cute read… Meg obviously writing in the teen and young adult genre since she writes the Princess Diary books too. (I’ve never read the books though I like the 2 movies I saw.)

I was glad to see Meg’s self esteem pick up a bit later in the book, since in the beginning she always seemed to think herself not worthy of having many friends. However, I believe a person’s worth to others is only as strong as that which they see in themselves, so a negative self impression is more hurtful to a girl’s popularity than anything else.

This book also made me realize that the books I like best always have a strong female (or male) lead; I found myself not liking Suze that much at the beginning of the book, but began to admire her more as she became more sure of herself.

See the BookCrossing journal page for this book for more reviews and information. See more progress on read 100 books in 2006.