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Grades 6 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.357887
Best friends, big fans, a mysterious webcomic, and a long-lost girl collide in this riveting novel, perfect for fans of both Cory Doctorow and Sarah Dessen, & illustrated throughout with comics.

Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.
Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.
Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.
Princess X?
When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon---her best friend, Libby, who lives.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on May 26, 2015 by Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN-10: 0545620856
ISBN-13: 9780545620857
18 Book Reviews
  • ljwhalen01
    ljwhalen01over 2 years55 stars
    this is the best book in all the books I have read. Also I think that this book would be a little harsh for kids under the age of 10. This book is realistic fiction book. I also would not read this as a bed time story. Anyone could read this book but not everyone will love this book.
    • Wowover 3 years
      Best book I have ever read! Totally recommend and think anyone could enjoy. Has aspects of all genres that even people who don’t enjoy fiction or mysteries won’t want to put down. Read because it will change your life.
      • im a catabout 4 years
        I could not put this book down when I first read it a few months ago. It's an amazing book if you're looking for a good read from the library. I think that you shouldn't buy this book, but get it from the library because the second time is not as good as the first. Also, when planning to read this book, set a good chunk of time aside because YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT IT DOWN! Just a quick warning. And another tip is not to get it on a Kindle because it's harder to read the comics that way. READ THIS BOOK!!! This book left me wanting more to the story.
        • grapefruit
          grapefruitover 4 years55 stars
          ...Three years ago May's best friend Libby died in a terrible car, still grieving, May remembers the comic she created with her best friend--Princess X, a sword-wielding, beast-slaying hero.Of course Libby is dead--no one could survive such a tragedy! At least, that's what May thinks--until she notices Princess X stickers all over her town.All of a sudden, strange things start happening. May follows the clues to a web-comic called I am Princess X, a modified version of her own comic. Alongside new pal computer whiz Patrick (AKA Trick), she discovers a secret that can be kept no longer: Libby is alive. What will happen next as May begins the quest to find her best friend? Join this fast-paced, comics-between-the-pages novel and find your inner warrior princess.
          • ?????almost 5 years
            It was a great book! I really liked it.
            • riri216
              riri216about 5 years55 stars
              This book totally rocked! Not only did it involve visual aspects, but it also was written beautifully! The book was action packed and full of adventure. It warmed my heart to see one friend so dedicated to another! And the art was beautiful and fit so well into the story!
              • sweetpuff
                sweetpuffabout 5 years55 stars
                Such a good book! I have given my book to my friend and she is enjoying it as well. The story “I am princess x” shows that you should never give up and lose somone or something you love. The mystery adds to the drama of the world of princess x.
                • eggcritic
                  eggcriticalmost 6 years
                  Though it manages to reach a matter of suspense, it still fails to deliver any organizational plot; It just makes you want to wait for the ending and the webcomic, which is drawn quite well. Otherwise, it's dull and boring, and it drones on and on.
                  • asl is awesomeabout 6 years
                    • llpanda
                      llpandaover 6 years44 stars
                      May created Princess X a warrior princess with Libby one day when they both weren't able to go to gym class. They weren't friends then but after that day they were. But now Libby is dead, she's been that way for three years now. But May can't seem to give up hope that somehow Libby escaped the car as it sank to the bottom of the river. Then May starts seeing stickers around her hometown of Princess X which leads her to believe that Libby could be alive! But as May starts to assemble the clues she gets the feeling that someone else someone dangerous is looking for Libby too.