Writing a Report About Meg
So you’re doing a report on Meg. That’s great! But we have a feeling your teacher assigned this project because he or she wanted you to do this work yourself. Please do not email Meg and ask for her help. If Meg had to help all the people who had reports due about her, she’d be up all night.
By reading all of these pages, you should find everything you need to know.
Still don’t have what you’re looking for? Try Google or Wikipedia! Just put in Meg’s name. Or try your local library. Your librarian should be happy to help you.
Thanks for your interest in Meg Cabot and her books! Good luck on your report!
What awards have you won?
My books have won numerous awards. Including being number one New York Times bestsellers, they are frequently chosen as New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age, ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, IRA/CBC Young Adults’ Choice, Book Sense Picks, and have also been on the Texas Lone Star Reading List. All American Girl won the Evergreen Young Adult Book Award (Washington), and The Princess Diaries won that one also, along with the TASL Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award. I was recently named the 2008 Distinguished Alumni of my college, Indiana University.
What is the theme of your books?
I hope readers will realize that they are not alone in feeling the way I did when I was in middle and high school-like a great big freak! Also that “normal” is not what you see on TV. Being true to yourself, and to your friends, is way more important than being part of the “in crowd.” I am living proof that it is possible to profit from being a middle and high school freak.
What books did you like to read when you were a kid?
I read far too many books for me to list here, but some of what I read included a lot of fantasy, such as Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising series, Nancy Springer’s Book of Isle tetrology (including The Sable Moon), and the Lloyd Alexander books. I also liked STAR WARS and SPIDERMAN comic books. I really loved some classics, too, like Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Lorna Doone, and the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace. And I am a big fan of Mary Stewart, especially Nine Coaches Waiting, Madame, Will You Talk? and Thornyhold. For more books, read my blog.
What books do you like to read now?
I like to read way too many books to list here. I love mysteries of all kinds, chick-lit, humorous memoirs, and I also love to read magazines of virtually every kind there is. I also read YA! I hesitate to list my favorite authors because I know I’ll leave someone important out, but off the top of my head a few of my favorite authors include Robert B. Parker, Sue Townsend, Susan Juby, Michele Jaffe, Megan Crane, Carrie Fisher, Per Wahloo and Maj Sjowall, Ngaio Marsh, Agatha Christie, Alexander McCall Smith, Patricia Wentworth, Barbara Park, Judy Blume, Nora Roberts, Janet Evanovich, Lisa Palmer, PD James, Barbara Cartland, Edward Eager, JK Rowling, Sarah Dessen, Neil Gaiman, Robert Ludlum, John Grisham, the list goes on and on, may I stop now?