May and Libby become best friends in fifth grade. They invent a fictional character they name Princess X and spend hours writing and drawing stories about her. Tragedy strikes a few years later when Libby drowns. May’s parents get a divorce. She and her mom move out of state. Every summer May travels back to stay with her dad. The year she is sixteen, she finds a sticker with a picture of Princess X. How could it even be possible? She investigates and finds a website with the stories she helped write, along with new ones. Did someone find their old notebooks or could Libby be alive? May meets some new friends and they follow the clues in the Princess X stories.
Reviewed by Fiona Swift