Empress Of The World by Sara RyanEmpress Of The World by Sara Ryan

Empress Of The World

bySara Ryan

Paperback | May 26, 2003

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Nicola Lancaster is spending her summer at the Siegel Institute, a hothouse of smart, intense teenagers. She soon falls in with Katrina (Manic Computer Chick), Isaac (Nice-Guy-Despite-Himself), Kevin (Inarticulate Composer) . . . and Battle, a beautiful blond dancer. The two become friends--and then, startlingly, more than friends. What do you do when you think you're attracted to guys, and then you meet a girl who steals your heart? A trailblazing debut, reissued with an introduction by acclaimed author David Levithan, and copious back matter, including three graphic novel stories by Sara Ryan (and artists Steve Leiber, Dylan Meconis, and Natalie Nourigat) about the characters.
Sara Ryan is a librarian as well as the author of the sequel to this book, The Rules for Hearts, and the upcoming Bad Houses, a graphic novel illustrated by Carla Speed McNeil. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Title:Empress Of The WorldFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 26, 2003Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142500593

ISBN - 13:9780142500590

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good ... ish Well, I wouldn't say this book is my favourite. It was a good, quick, slightly fluffy fiction. This is the kind of book I would read over the summer by the pool. It doesn't have much substance, but you grow to love the characters. Nic is adorable, at times I wished I were Battle. After the inital shock of falling for a girl, Nic knew she loved her. Battle is the kind of girl you love to hate. A cute story about two girls falling for each other. It doesn't really have an ending, and I'm still not sure if that's a good or bad thing. I don't think I'll read the sequel ("Rules for Hearts"), but I'd still recommend this book to anyone looking for some good chick lit.
Date published: 2009-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Accurate. I think overall the book was pretty good. Having the ability to relate completely, Ryan portrays the situation really well. She catches the emotions almost perfectly. I'm excited to see how the sequel turns out.
Date published: 2005-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ending?! I found this book to be....interesting. It was pretty good but i found it slow at some parts. I got a feeling for what Nic was going through since i can, in no way relate. I also found the ending to be just alright...It wasn't even really there. I thought that she just left you hanging, even though there will be another book to follow Empress of the World . I will however read the next one just to see if it has an ending to the first book.
Date published: 2004-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mooving in it's simplicity Very good book, breaks things down so we understand them better wether it's emotions to situations. Everything just comes down to the fact that we are human being in this world and things that we often do not understand are often more simple than we think. I don't know if I'm making any sense, but it just comes down to this, I can't wait for the sequel on which she is presently working on.
Date published: 2003-08-01

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