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Long Live the Queen (The President's Daughter #3)

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  846 Ratings  ·  91 Reviews
Life in the White House had been hard for seventeen-year-old Meghan Powers-the endless publicity, the suffocating presence of the Secret Service, and the horror of seeing her own mother almost assassinated. But now, at the end of her senior year, things are getting back to normal. She's getting ready for college and her tennis game has never been better. Then, leaving scho ...more
Paperback, 343 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Hawk Publishing Group (first published April 1st 1989)
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Tamora Pierce
Oct 07, 2013 Tamora Pierce rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-yr, contemporary
I'm re-reading this book for the sixth or eighth time; I'm not really sure. It's my favorite of White's President's Daughter quartet, a book about damage and the hard road back by a woman who served as a nurse in Vietnam and ought to know. A warning: this book is not for the squeamish. There is violence to a teenager.

Meg is in her senior year, restless under the constraints on her ambitions as a tennis player that are the result of being the President's daughter. Security has been even tighter s
Mar 29, 2008 Willa rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own
This third installment of The President's Daughter series is a lot more gritty and harsh than its two predecessors. I didn't read it back when it was released because somehow I wasn't aware of it, and I'm kind of glad. Meg, the daughter of the first female U.S. President, is kidnapped by terrorists and goes through a harrowing hostage experience and, in some ways, an even more harrowing escape. I really think that this book would have upset me greatly as a teenager, but Meg is an amazingly stron ...more
Feb 24, 2013 Ali rated it it was amazing
This book makes me think a lot of things. I first read it years ago, probably when I was about 11 or 12. I remember thinking it was a good thriller, I liked the main character, and it was fun to read. I actually read this book as a stand alone the first time, and recently went back and read all three in about five days. The first two are decent, but this is clearly where the author knew she was going all along.

Reading it again, I realize how terrifying this book is. As a YA reader, I don't thin
Jul 30, 2008 Jess rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, fiction, z_08
Meg Powers returns (book three) as a senior--still in the White House and now looking towards Prom, college, and tennis. Then she's kidnapped and everything turns to survival.

Good but dark. Darker than I expected or wanted. But good.

Sure, Meg apologizes a few too many times and she has a few too many witty comebacks to be believable. Yet, she remains a likable character in a realistic and engaging novel.

White ups the ante with each novel. I'm not sure I'm ready for the fourth book. I don't know
Oct 13, 2015 Kricket rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
had to stay up into the wee hours to finish this one. weeping was involved.
Hmmm.... I'm not quite sure how I feel about this book as it relates to the rest of the series. I read The President's Daughter back in the '80s, and it was always one of my favorites. I only recently learned of the other two in the original series, White House Autumn and Long Live the Queen. There is now a fourth book in the series, Long May She Reign which came out almost 20 years after the original trilogy was published. The first three were slightly updated for modern audiences, replacing Me ...more
Feb 27, 2014 Wisteriouswoman rated it did not like it
This is a terrible book. I can't imagine why so many people like it. It seemed that every single page had to have the word 'Hell' in it. There are plenty of other times where it is Christ or God or Jesus or Damn. Add to that Bastard and Son of a bitch with a few sh*t and f*cking thrown in. How unimaginative. I just couldn't take the lack of decent vocabulary or well developed plot line. It was hard to feel the girl's pain or fear since she isn't all that likeable. There wasn't any page turning e ...more
The last book in my reread of The President's Daughter series, in anticipation of finally reading Long May She Reign. All right, so I shudder and cringe every time I see this book on my bookshelf. And I remember the rock. What I did not remember was everything after the rock. Geez. It's really not my kind of book. I don't enjoy reading about kidnapping and violence. I don't enjoy feeling scared. But I like Meg still. And I'll keep reading Ellen Emerson White's books.

If you haven't read The Road
Okay, as I've said before, I LOVED these books! Probably my favorites this year. They're about . . . um, well, the president's daughter . . . the only daughter of the first female president. Meg is 15 when the books start and 18 in Long May She Reign (and there better be more!), and has two younger brothers.

The first two started off a bit slowly. The author started them when she was in college and they're a bit rough, but still very readable. And I (maybe unfairly) struggled with the knowledge t
Lovely Rita
Jan 17, 2014 Lovely Rita rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
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Jan 19, 2009 Aaron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the third volume in The President's Daughter series starts off with Meghan Powers really feeling that things are starting to settled down. Between her mother's election and a later assassination attempt, things have been pretty hectic over the last few years. Then there is her growing relationship with Josh, one of her friends from school. It is no question that they are boyfriend and girlfriend, but she can't help but wonder if he is overwhelmed who she (and her family) is.

Unfortunately, Meg
Dec 15, 2010 Chachic rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted here.

It took me a while to pick this up because based on the premise, it seemed like something that isn't easy to read. I was even warned that it has some trauma and that I should be prepared for it. Ellen Emerson White is an amazing writer but I feel like I have to be in a certain mood before I could read her books. Just when Meg feels like she's starting to get used to being the president's daughter, she's forcibly taken by terrorists and she doesn't even understand why. My h
Jan 18, 2009 Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Life never seems to get any easier for Meg Powers. She's kidnapped. At first I was a little apprehensive upon reading that. I figured the author would slip Meg into the helpless damsel that I had admired her for not being, but boy was I surprised. I had expected the author to gloss over the grittier details of her kidnapping and the aftermath, but she didn't. She completely, and adequately, described how this had affected not just Meg, but everyone around her. The FBI didn't swoop in and save he ...more
Feb 20, 2013 Maggie rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
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Nov 30, 2013 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a visceral and compelling account, both in the violence and pain of the kidnapping and the aftershocks and depression of recovery. White writes phenomenal dialogue and her characters, both heroes and villains, are well written and convincing. Meg's struggles with PTSD are all the more believable since the events of the kidnapping are vividly portrayed. While this book does contain significant violence and sexual threat, the triumphs of this character are the real focus of LONG LIVE THE QUEE ...more
Aug 02, 2008 Libby rated it it was amazing
Like a lot of readers (I imagine), I spent a considerable amount of time alone when I was young. My sister is eight years older than myself, and was frequently out of the house, and both my parents worked long hours. During the summers, however, I would go to San Diego and live with my grandparents. I had a best friend there, also a reader, also kind of a lonely kid, and together we shared and traded books over the course of at least 14 summers.

One of the many wonderful books that she instructe
Stephanie A.
Dec 19, 2012 Stephanie A. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stroll into the dollar store, stroll out with the definitive story for nearly all your terrorist-abduction, violent-hostage-keeping, and medical/emotional-recovery needs (though it looks like I'll need book 4 to finish up the latter). At first I was disappointed that the hostage-keeping part lasted less than a quarter of the book, because that was the best part/entire reason I bought it, but by the end I was glad there was so much focus on recovery, too.

I didn't read the first two books, but the
Dec 30, 2011 Alexa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
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Oct 26, 2012 Liz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-for-blog
In this third installment of Meg Powers’ life as the daughter of the first female president of the United States, Meg is kidnapped by terrorists just before her high school graduation.

The book is divided into three sections. The first is Meg prior to rescue. White keeps us inside Meg’s head and what's going on in Meg’s head seems very realistic. The pages fly by. Meg interacts with only one of the terrorists. He tortures her mercilessly but also brings a bottle of good scotch into the room where
Sep 12, 2011 Danielle rated it it was amazing
I remember reading this when I was maybe in the 6th grade and thinking it was such a good book. There were two scenes in particular that seemed so real, and scary, they've stayed with me since then. The book popped up on a "best young adult" list and I decided to give it another read. Years later I still really enjoyed it. Probably one of the better YA reads out there.

From School Library Journal via Amazon:
Meg is a bright, attractive, witty, 17 year old with a penchant for movie musicals, te
Sep 01, 2008 Carrie rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Ellen Emerson White is a YA author who's been around for years. One of her books, Life Without Friends, was one of my favorites when I was growing up. Her series about the daughter of the first female president has been out of print for a while, but she's updated parts of it and the books are being re-released. I say parts of it because the characters do email and text, but whenever they watch tv, it's dvds of old shows like The Brady Bunch and Hill Street Blues.

Long Live the Queen, the 3rd book
Oct 07, 2010 Holly rated it it was amazing
Meg’s back at the White House, doing what she does and loves best: playing tennis. Security has let up a bit since the incident with her mother and her relationships are mostly back to normal. Prom is quickly approaching, and Josh will be her date. Back in Massachusetts Beth is going with her newest guy. Meg’s biggest hurdles seem to be choosing a college – her parents want Harvard and she wants the lower key, skiing-friendly Williams College – senioritis, and finding a way to play tennis compet ...more
Sep 16, 2009 Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: la-la-loved, ya, 2009, own
Meg's family has faced some pretty rocky times in the last couple of years. Her mother, now Madame President Powers, is still recovering from an shocking attack (albeit out of the public eye) and Meg's family seems to now be, not-surprisingly, closer and more tight-knit than ever. Meg's biggest worry is finishing up her senior year while trying to avoid the ever-present reporters who follow her families' every move when the unthinkable happens: Meg is brutally kidnapped by terrorists and forced ...more
Sep 18, 2012 steph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 04, 2011 Barbara rated it liked it
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Michael Burhans
Nov 16, 2014 Michael Burhans rated it it was amazing
This series gets better and better. This book is very powerful, sad, triumphant and hard to put down. The character of Meg Powers has become one of my all time favorite fictional people. The hardships she faces, the way she faces them, and the aftermath all are spot on, believable, and will make your heart do back-flips. I immediately picked up the last book in the series after reading this.
Stephanie Franklin
I happened to be at my childhood home right after I finished this, and found my old paperback copy of the first edition of the book. I'm impressed at how little the author changed in order to make the plot feel up to date. The book is not for the faint of heart, but it does a wonderful job of developing the characters and establishing how difficult recovering from such a traumatic event is.
Sep 27, 2015 Marna rated it liked it
I'll admit, I thought the psychopathic character in here was a lot sexier when I first read this at ten or eleven than turned out to be the case later on. It seriously took me years to get this book but I'm glad I held out for the old cover because the new ones are super lame. Give me the one where she's wearing her Williams shirt while masked men drag her into a van. Yeah!
Jun 24, 2010 Jaclyn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dear Book, thanks for keeping me up an hour and a half past my bedtime. I had just read up to where Meg, the President's daughter, is in the hands of a kidnaper, and then I had to find out how she escaped and what happened after. The characters in this entire series are so real. They aren't really my sort of people--Meg is sporty and sarcastic and I'm not sure I'd care for her much in real life--but she is SO well-drawn it doesn't really matter if she's the kind of person you'd actually want to ...more
Oct 21, 2015 Nicole rated it liked it
I didn't know the series had continued! It's funny to read with the modern updates since the original series took place in the 1980s. It's as if they jumped to the future or had a time warp. Or something. Thy moved to the future...and didn't age. Anyway, it was overall pretty good.
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This talented writer attended Tufts University (and published her first book, "Friends for Life," while a senior there) and currently lives in New York City. Ms. White grew up in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Many of her fiction novels feature characters who reside in or around Boston and are fans of the Boston Red Sox (as is Ms. White). In addition to fiction novels, Ms. White has published several ...more
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The President's Daughter (4 books)
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