Empress of the World

Empress of the World

by Sara Ryan
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Overview

Empress of the World by Sara Ryan

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101118399
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/26/2003
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 218,217
File size: 185 KB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

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.

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Empress of the World 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 107 reviews.
thepencapsays More than 1 year ago
i am an avid reader, & this book is my all-time favorite. short & sweet, this book helped me find myself. it gave me the courage to come out, & led me to an unforgettable relationship. i wasn't trying to find myself, it just happened. a must-read for any teen girl, especially for the close-minded.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was just reading the reviews and noticed a lot of bad ones. To those people i have to say shame on you. This book isnt supposed to be a classic or award winning. It is supposed to give the reader a sense of self and courage. It is not to be read by the closed minded or the irrational. This book is a window into the soul of a lost young girl who finds herself with the help of another. I loved this book six years ago and i still love it now. Do not hesitate to buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's such a cute story and I loved the characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a beautiful coming of age story about figuring out and learning to love who you are. A great read!
untiltheend More than 1 year ago
I was really excited to finally read this book when I got my hands on a copy of it. Having discovered it online and read all the positive reviews, I was sure it was going to be incredible. Thirty pages in, and I was disappointed. I did finish it, but I didn't enjoy it. I'll start with the characters. They were flat; very 2 dimensional, and not likeable at all. Their interactions with each other were also very flat and bland. The relationships between them were unrealistic and silly. I had a lot of trouble buying into Nic and Battle's relationship at all. They hardly seemed like they were friends, from the dialogue shown, and the relationship wasn't written well either. We don't even get to see a lot of this relationship - just snippets here and there that don't amount to much. They go through the typical fall in love-breakup-get back together thing here, which could make for some great angst, but it's just not well done. I can't stress enough how badly their relationship was written. The writing is mediocre. The author is terrible with transitions, whether it be one part of a scene to another or a major plot development coming into effect. I have read books with much more mature and refined writing than this. In addition a lot of details were left out, and some were thrown in that didn't need to be. One such example of this is the way the author constantly feels the need to describe what the girls are wearing. First of all, these descriptions are unnecessary and annoying, and second, no teenage girls would wear clothing like that. Finally the story is unrealistic, especially in the way of the school. Yes, such programs do exist, however, I doubt each girl would have their own private room and phone number. Yeah, that seems like nitpicking; however, read a whole book like this and you'll understand my annoyance with the many unrealistic details such as those. The adults were useless in the story, basically just there as part of the scenery. The one "deep" conversation the author tries to throw in about Nic talking to her archaeology teacher comes across as shallow and silly, because we never get to emotionally connect to the teacher (or any of the characters, for that matter) - she's just a prop. Loose ends are never tied up. Problems with parents and home life is discussed frequently, but nothing ever gets resolved and it's irritating. Minor characters and plot lines are only used to advance the story and then never touched upon again. The book is more like a short story, with its rough dialogue, undeveloped characters, and bland/also underdeveloped plot. If you're looking for a good novel about two girls in love, stay away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book for my summer reading.I hadn't read the back of the book. I just picked it up. When i first started reading is it was interesting, and cool. But as i got more into it it got very awkward and did not flow well together.It foreshadowed way too much. It started to get very boring and dragged on. One of the issues about it was it wasn't easy to relate to for most people. I felt like the foreshadowing killed it for me ,because i had a feeling the whole time what was going to happen at the ending. I would rate this a 4/5 out of a 10. Because it just in all wasn't a very good match for me, and i just didn't enjoy the book by having awkward gaps in between the story line. I would not suggest this to anyone. Unless you have to for you to read this i would find another book to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I own the paper back book and i let a friend barrow it still havent got it back i got another for myself i dont think im going to get the book back but she read it along with a bunch of other people who loved this book this is one of my fave reads
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Its only 100 pages but the plots builds well. I definitely wish it was longer but i hope the next book is just as good. I would definitely recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed reading this i could not put it down. I highly recemend it.
BlowPop More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from a friend who moved out of state because she had duplicates. And I cursed her when I finished it. So many feelings were had. For a first novel this rates pretty high in the good category. It did have it's problems and a few moments of dragging but overall it was highly enjoyable for me. I especially liked how well the social awkwardness was portrayed. Because that is me. 100%. Find the first most inconsequential thing and latch onto it. I'm not a highly sociable creature truth be told.
melissaIvory More than 1 year ago
While Nicola might be the main character, the story's focus on Battle (and that there is a sequel about her now) is what I found the most exceptional about this book. There are very few truly bisexual characters, and Battle is my one of my favourites. While Nicola's story of self discovery is also very touching and realistic, the way that she helps others come to find themselves while doing so as well makes this a story of great friendships. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't like it. I finished the book but almost stopped a few times in it because it was boring to me. I kept reading it because I thought it would get better, and for me it didn't. I agree with the other 1-2 star reviews on here.
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Waste of time..
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This book was awkwardly written, incredibly unrealistic, andbhas an upsetting outcome. Quite frankly, it was a waste of eight dollars.
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Taylor Godwin More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book about five minutes ago. It was am awesome read and the sequel is next on my list. It is one of those books where you fall in love with the characters and almost shed some tears on the final page cause youre not ready for it to be over. This book is completely recommedable, and i will be sharing the news of such a great read with my closest friends. :)