Article Title

I Am Princess X


Whitney Troxel


Excellent, Young Adult, Cherie Priest, Kali Ciesemier, Kidnapping, Friendship, Adventure, Mystery, Comics

Document Type

Book Review


Libby and May became friends almost accidentally. Due to a broken limb and asthma, neither of the girls could participate in their elementary P.E. class. Instead they spent their time entertaining kindergartners by drawing a picture of a princess with sidewalk chalk. But unlike most princesses, this princess had blue hair, wore red chucks, and wielded a purple katana. They dubbed her Princess X. The creation of Princess X was also the start of Libby and May’s friendship. From that point on they were inseparable. They created thousands of Princess X stories and comics and stood by each other through thick and thin. Then Libby and her mom died in a car accident. May was devastated, and started having a recurring dream of Libby surviving the accident. Three years later, May discovers IAmPrincessX.com. But this doesn’t look like the Princess X May and Libby created years ago. This Princess X looks like Libby. As May reads the comic she discovers hidden clues that reference places she and Libby used to go together. By following the clues, May discovers the truth about what happened to her friend.