Priest, Cherie I am Princess X, art by Kali Ciesemeier. 240 p. Levine (Scholastic), May 2015. $19. Language: PG (17 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (danger, some fighting).
Once Mia has a pretty good life. Now, her best friend, Libby, has been dead for three years, her parents are divorced and she is stuck back in Seattle with an indifferent father for her annual summer visit. Out in town one day, she sees a sticker of Princess X. Princess X?! That was a comic book that she and Libby used spend hours drawing, ever since they met back in fifth grade. Could Libby, impossibly, be alive somewhere? Mia always hoped, but now she has a web comic and clues to maybe find her friend after all this time. She needs a little help, however, and it comes in the form of Trick, a web designer. If Mia can get him to believe her and is he will help her follow the clues, there may be a chance to rescue her friend.
I was hooked from the beginning. Share this one with your girls and boys, because it is a rocking mystery and that will keep them breathless.
MS, HS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher