Best known for The Princess Diaries, which was adapted in 2001 into a hit film and book series, Cabot has authored more thank 80 titles. Her work is known for subverting the notion of chick lit, blending humor, romance — and empowerment.
To this end, Ready or Not focuses on high schoolers grappling with the magnitude of sex and consent. Libraries in Florida and Texas have removed the novel from their shelves. This, says Velshi, is happening at a time when sexual health education in schools is much needed.
“It’s OK to talk about these things,” says Cabot.
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