Jennifer Armstrong
June 09, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Queen of Babble

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Meg Cabot
publisher
William Morrow
genre
Fiction
We gave it a B-

Fashion student Lizzie Nichols is marooned in Europe after her big mouth gets British beau Andrew in big trouble.

Source of Angst
Lizzie’s blabbing gets her in trouble again when she leaks her new crush’s secrets to his mom.

Weighty Issues
Upon meeting the just-lost-30-pounds Lizzie, her boyfriend’s little brother cries, ”But she can’t be Liz! Andy said Liz is a fatty!”

Lowdown
The cutesy narration works for the young character, but her unwavering naïveté turns grating mid-trip.

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