Cute story. The premise sort of reminded me of "Can You Keep a Secret?" by Sophie Kinsella; some other things reminded me of other books..sort of flightly girl (Lizzie), in love with fashion (reminds me of kinsella - shopaholic), is dating a british boy, and visits him for the summer, but when she realises that this boyfriend commits welfare fraud, she leaves him. Lizzie runs off to France to help her best friend cater a wedding. There she meets Luke (chateau owners son) and gets a very big crush. But Luke has a girlfriend.. Meanwhile Lizzie is considered to have a big mouth by her friends - thus the name of the book, but it didn't seem that way to me (much less babbling than you would think for a book named this. Maybe should have been named after her fashion obssession instead? Not that I disliked this proclivity). Drama ensues as Lizzie and friends run around orchestrating a large wedding.
This book was a lot of fun to read. The beginning was a little slow. I felt like I skimmed through her inner dialogue a few too many times, but once it started rolling, I couldn't put it down. I am a fan of Meg Cabot fans and she didn't disappoint with this on. I can't wait to see how Lizzie makes in "The City" in the next book!
Yes it's chick lit. Yes the characters are almost half my age. But I loved this book! It's a really quick and easy read and I found myself really attached to, and rooting for, Lizzie. Plus, a read a few pages to my husband because I was a bit afraid that I *am* Lizzie in real life (the babble part), and he just laughed and said, "Oh my god - they wrote a book about you - we should sue them!." He was just kidding, of course. About the suing.
A bit more sexy compared to her other books that I've read, and a bit more detailed with the sex scenes.
The book is good for the first and last half, but the middle, the story line starts to sag a little bit because of all the little details and the story line drags out for a little bit, but after a few chapters it picks back up again.
This is the first book that I have read from Meg Cabot and I really, REALLY liked it. I read it in two days and had a difficult time putting it down. I love how she just can't stop talking and gets herself into messes all the while (sounds like a few people that I know personally). It had a lot of British humour in it as well, if you like that sort of thing. There is a sequel, Queen of Babble in the Big City, due to be released Summer 2008 ...
This was a fun, fast read. The main character, Lizzie sort of does babble her way through the book. You can almost hear her voice. I would love to have her as a friend.
If you like Bridget Jones, you'll love this.
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Helpful Score: 3
I didn't really expect to like this book. I'm not a big fan of chick lit or Meg Cabot. BUT I enjoyed this book so much and am already looking forward to reading the next book in this series. Lizzie, Chaz, Luke, and Shari were all such likeable characters and the story line was funny and sweet. I was happily impressed with this book!
I loved this book! I literually could not put it down, I stayed up half way through the night so that I could finish it. Lizzie is very relatable and at some point in you life I'm sure that you have had a Lizzie moment. The characters for the most part are lovable and realistic. I found myself thinking of people that I know and laughing because of the similarities.
I would recommend this book for anyone who just wants a good book to curl up to. The start is a little slow but as you get to know the characters you become caught up in the story, you become involved and you want to see what Lizzie is going to do next. Enjoy!
Shallow! The main character is silly, petty & hopefully not like most American girls. I quit reading 1/3 of the way through as I wasn't interested in her "babbling" & the boyfriend in England was as exciting as dirt.
I like Meg Cabot and have read several of her books but this one I only got to the end of the first chapter and knew that there was no way I could finish the book. The main character got on my nerves right from the start and if she was that annoying just reading her thoughts I knew it wasn't going to get any better.
I think I read this book before, but forgot to put it on my list. It was worth a 2nd read. I love her quick writing style. This is the 1st part of three books in this series. Written in the same manner as the Shopaholic series. Fun book; good for some beach reading!
I like most chick lit, I like Meg Cabot, I even like the main character, she is real and down to earth. What I didnt like was the ending. But the ending is what you can expect from chick lit. I cant say much more without spoiling the fun for those who havent read it other. I just think people should really know each other alot better before they touch certain body parts together. That is not a basis for a true love, or a meaningful relationship that lasts. I just dont want to read anymore of this series, because of the ending. When you done reading it you will probably come back and tell me I am right. The ending could have been so much better. It could have been more in character with the awesome heroine of our story.
This book reminds me of Sophie Kinsella novels, except not as good. The main character is very self-absorbed and really not that likeable, I think that is the major difference in the two authors. It is so hard to like Lizzie and the ending is so predictable. I was sure of the happy ending from the time Lizzie got on the train and met Luke. IN any case, it is an ok read, not an author I am looking forward to reading again!
I like most chick lit, I like Meg Cabot, I even like the main character, she is real and down to earth. What I didnt like was the ending. But the ending is what you can expect from chick lit. I cant say much more without spoiling the fun for those who havent read it other. I just think people should really know each other alot better before they touch certain body parts together. That is not a basis for a true love, or a meanigful relationship that lasts. I just dont want to read anymore of this series, because of the ending. When you done reading it you will probably come back and tell me I am right. The ending could have been so much better. It could have been more in character with the awesome heroine of our story.
Lizzy Nicholes is your typical American twenty something who is all about the history of fashion design and of course, the diet! Big hearted and honest, her major problem is keeping her mouth shut, which turns out to be too difficult for her most of the time.
Lizzie thinks she is in love with a man from London that she met in college (very briefly) and has been chatting up on line and on the phone for three months since he returned to England. Somewhat responsibly she saves up her money for a visit a few months later and as turns out, he is a bit of a loser! She can't just go home to her family, espeically her older sisters who are waiting patiently to say, "told ya so"!
So off she goes to find her friends who are staying with another friend in France.
On the long train ride, she meets and shares all her secrets with a handsome, intelliectual, rich and charming man. Turns out, his family owns the vinyard which she will be staying at. Pretty predictable from there.