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Seventh Heaven by Meg Cabot Review

Title: Seventh Heaven

Author: Meg Cabot

First published January 1, 2006

284 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 9780330441551 (ISBN10: 0330441558)

Rating: 3.69


Bridgette is a girl who just wants to have some fun, but when her school’s drama club is threatened with budget cuts, she’s determined to save it. Luckily, her eccentric grandmother has a plan to not only raise the funds, but also make Bridgette a star of the stage and set her up with a new crush.

The only problem is that her current boyfriend doesn’t seem to be on board with the plan. Can Bridgette figure out how to balance her responsibilities with her desire to let loose and have a good time?

Or will she lose everything she’s worked for?

About the Author

Meg Cabot, also known as Jenny Carroll and Patricia Cabot, was born on February 1, 1967, in Bloomington, Indiana. She was born in the year of the Fire Horse, which is considered unlucky according to the Chinese astrology.

However, Meg did not face any discrimination growing up in Indiana until she failed her freshman Algebra twice and cut her own bangs as a teenager.

After completing six years of undergrad at Indiana University, Meg moved to New York City to pursue a career in illustration. However, she failed miserably and found solace in writing novels.

She worked various jobs, including managing a 700-bed freshmen dormitory at NYU, to pay the rent.

Meg is now a successful author with nearly fifty books to her name for both adults and teens. Her books have sold fifteen million copies worldwide, with many of them becoming #1 New York Times bestsellers.

Her most notable works include The Princess Diaries series, which has been published in over 38 countries and adapted into two hit movies by Disney. Meg has also written the Mediator and 1-800-Where-R-You?

series, Teen Idol, Avalon High, Pants on Fire, Jinx, and a mystery series. She is currently working on a new children’s series called Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls and a paranormal series called Abandon.

Meg divides her time between Key West, Indiana, and New York City with her husband and her cats, including her primary cat Henrietta who has only one eye.

Editoral Review

In Meg Cabots Seventh Heaven, readers are treated to a lighthearted, yet deeply touching novel that explores themes of family, love, and hope. Known for her work in young adult literature, Cabot brings her signature wit and charm to this work that is suitable for readers of all ages.

Seventh Heaven takes place in a single day in the life of known actress, Jayne Meadows. Though she is successful and wealthy, Jayne struggles with loneliness and a sense of unfulfillment.

When she has a chance encounter with former classmate turned plumber, Turner Dodd, her safe and isolated world is turned upside down. As the day unfolds, Jayne and Turner navigate their way through the streets of Manhattan, each struggling with their own set of problems.

Along the way, Cabot weaves in the stories of secondary characters, giving the novel a rich tapestry and a sense of community. Cabots writing is engaging and witty, with moments of profound depth that will resonate with readers.

The pacing of the novel is well-crafted, building in intensity as the day progresses, ultimately leading to a satisfying and heartwarming conclusion. One of the strengths of Seventh Heaven is Cabots ability to create fully-realized and relatable characters.

Jayne, in particular, is a protagonist that readers will root for, despite her flaws and difficulties. Turner, too, is a well-drawn character with his own set of complexities.

While the novel is set in the early 2000s, Cabot doesnt shy away from exploring topics that are relevant today. She tackles issues like loneliness and the fear of aging with a deft hand, leaving readers with a sense of hope and positivity.

Overall, Seventh Heaven is a delightful and easy read that will leave readers feeling uplifted and inspired. Fans of Meg Cabots previous work will not be disappointed, and those new to her writing will find themselves immediately charmed.

This is a novel that is sure to appeal to a wide range of readers, and one that is well worth picking up.