ChickLit author extraordinaire. Probably most well known for her ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'' series, which was adapted for [[Film/ThePrincessDiaries a Disney movie]]. Has written a number of series for teens and adults and recently began her first series for children.

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!!Series by Meg Cabot:
* ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries series'': Her breakout success. The novels focus on teenager Mia Thermopolis who seeks solace in her diaries upon finding out that she is actually the Princess of Genovia. Adapted into movies starring Creator/AnneHathaway and Julie Andrews.
* ''Literature/TheMediator series'': Focuses on Suze Simon, a young woman who is a mediator, meaning she can interact with ghosts. She takes it upon herself to help them cross to the other side. Trouble arises when she falls in love with a ghost.
* ''1-800-WHERE-R-YOU'': Normal teen Jessica Mastriani's life is turned upside down when she is [[LightningCanDoAnything struck by lightning]]. She can now look at pictures, go to sleep and when she wakes up she knows exactly where the person in the picture is. Now Jess is attempting to use her power for good while avoiding working for the US government. Became the Lifetime series ''[[Series/OneEightHundredMissing Missing]]''. Being re-issued as ''Vanished''.
* ''Literature/AllAmericanGirl'': Samantha Madison finds herself a national heroine when she saves the President from an assassination attempt. And then she finds herself falling in love with his son. Has a sequel entitled ''Ready or Not''.
* ''Literature/AvalonHigh'': Ellie Harrison begins to notice strange parallels between KingArthur and life at her new high school. Has a manga sequel and was adapted into a DisneyChannel movie.
* ''Queen Of Babble series'': The main obstacle in Lizzie Nichol's love life is that she just cannot for the life of her keep a secret!
* ''{{Airhead}}'': Brainiac Emerson Watts loses her body in a freak accident and has her brain transplanted into supermodel Nikki Howard's body. Now she has to deal with fame, the shallow lifestyle she hates and a conspiracy behind the imposing Stark Enterprises.
* ''Insatiable'': A modern re-telling/sequel to Bram Stroker's Dracula.
* ''Literature/AllieFinklesRulesForGirls series'': A series of children books for tween girls.
* ''TheHeatherWellsMysteries'': A series of three books about Heather Wells, a former child IdolSinger, whose label dropped her. She now works at a university as a dorm administrator. In every book, someone ends up dead, and Heather investigates while dealing with her crazy co-workers, annoying, cheating ex-boyfriend (also a famous pop star) a police officer who believes she's nothing but trouble, and her huge crush on her roommate/landlord/brother of her former flame.
* ''Literature/TheAbandonTrilogy'': In a modern retelling of the myth of Persephone, teenager Pierce Oliviera dies and is chosen to become the consort to the Lord of the Underworld, John Hayden. Pierce manages to escape back to the realm of the living but something keeps drawing her back to John. Not helping is the presence of the Furies, evil souls who wants nothing more than to make John suffer and hurt her in the process.
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!!Standalone novels by Meg Cabot:
* ''Literature/TeenIdol'': Jenny Greenley, known for being her school's [[MessianicArchetype Messiah]], guides movie star Luke Striker around her school as he studies for a role. Meanwhile, she learns about herself.
* ''How to be Popular'': The one thing Steph Landry wants more than anything is to be popular. And she finally gets a chance when she stumbles upon a self-help book called ''How to be Popular''.
* ''Pants on Fire'' or ''Tommy Sullivan is a Freak'': Katie Ellison is a ConsummateLiar. She lies to her friends, she lies to her [[YourCheatingHeart boyfriend(s)]] and she lies about not knowing anything about Tommy Sullivan or why he mysteriously left town four years ago. Which is quite the problem, since Tommy Sullivan is back in town.
* ''Jinx'': Misfortune has followed Jean Honeychurch all her life - which is how she earned the nickname Jinx. And now her parents have shipped her off to New York City to stay with relatives - including her sophisticated cousin Tory - until the trouble she's caused back home dies down. But trouble is part of Jean's life, especially because she might be a witch.
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!!Works by Meg Cabot with their own trope pages include:
* ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries''
* ''Literature/TheMediator''
* ''Literature/AvalonHigh''
* ''Literature/AllAmericanGirl''
* ''{{Airhead}}''
* ''TheHeatherWellsMysteries''
* ''Literature/AllieFinklesRulesForGirls series''
* ''Literature/TheAbandonTrilogy''
* ''Literature/TeenIdol''
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!!Cabot's other work provides examples of:
* AdaptationDecay: Hilariously {{lampshaded}} in the ''1-800-WHERE-R-YOU'' books. Jess comments on the TV show and talks about how it has virtually no basis in truth and many characters in the last book mention that they've watched the TV show.
** Also mentioned in-universe a couple of times in ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'', where Mia mentions how inaccurate the movies are (though it's mainly the second one that she has a problem with).
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Jess in the ''1-800-WHERE-R-YOU'' series. Even though beneath his tough exterior, the 'bad boy' Rob [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold isn't that bad]].
* AlphaBitch: Frequent in her novels, but among the most obvious are Lana Weinberger (''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'' series) and Lauren Moffat (''How to be Popular'')
* AuthorTract: Cabot isn't afraid of inserting her political and social views into her books. It's more obvious in some novels than others.
* CharacterOverlap: One of the ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'' novels has Mia reference Sam from ''Literature/AllAmericanGirl'' and Jess from ''1-800-Where-R-YOU''
* ConsummateLiar: Katie in ''Pants on Fire''. Mia in ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'' also has this problem, made worse by the fact she had a PinocchioNose to boot.
* JailBaitWait: The main obstacle in Jess and Rob's relationship.
* HideYourLesbians: Averted in the ''Queen of Babble'' series.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Lizzie a thousand times Lizzie, who's repeatedly falls for sophisticated, European guys Andy and [[spoiler: Luke]] but finally realizes she's in love with [[spoiler: long-time friend Chaz]].
* LovableAlphaBitch: Occasionally, most of them border on SpoiledSweet (see below)
* MyBelovedSmother: Jess's mother in ''1-800-WHERE-R-YOU'', especially to her brother Douglas.
* NinetyPercentOfYourBrain: The basis used to explain how Jess gets her ability after being struck by lightning in the ''1-800-WHERE-R-YOU'' series.
* PairTheSpares: Very frequently.
* PointOfView: Writes almost exclusively in first person.
* RedHeadedHero: Sam in ''Literature/AllAmericanGirl'' and Jean in ''Jinx''.
* SameStoryDifferentNames: While her plots tend to be very different, her characters tend to be very similar to one another, especially her main characters.
** A common complaint for ''How to Be Popular'' is that it is basically a less interesting retread of ''Literature/TeenIdol''.
** Her two historical YA novels, ''Nicola and the Viscount'' and ''Victoria and the Rogue'' are essentially two (slightly, see above) different main characters dropped into identical plotlines: Orphan girl arrives in London Society, falls for and gets engaged to a guy who eventually turns out to be interested in her only for her money/property, breaks off the engagement, [[spoiler: gets kidnapped by his relations who then try to force the marriage, but then eventually manages to escape and be rescued by the true love interest]]. Both girls initially write off the men who eventually become their true love interests as being insufferable jerks, only to eventually realize they've misjudged them and fall hard. While the precise character and event details are different, it's basically the same story with different window dressings.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Played with in Queen of Babble between Luke and [[spoiler: Chaz]]. They're both rich trust fund kids but Luke is a European Prince and wealthy banker while [[spoiler: Chaz is a phd student wanting to be a Philosophy professor. He even tells Lizzie straight out that considering his poor prospects he wouldn't blame her for choosing Luke]].
* RomanticFalseLead: Taken to comical extremes in Queen of Babble. Andy is the obvious false lead to the charming Luke, [[spoiler: however in the sequels Luke is the false lead to Chaz, who has been around since the beginning.]]
* ScrapbookStory: Her Boy books for adults, which are written entirely in e-mails, letters, and journal entries.
** The first ''1-800-WHERE-R-YOU'' book is supposed to be the statement that Jessica is giving to the authorities following her experience. The sequels drop this.
* ShapedLikeItself: The standalone book ''How to be Popular'', which is sometimes mistaken by people as an actual guide on how to be popular. (The title actually refers to the self help book the protagonist follows in her efforts to gain popularity.)
* ShipperOnDeck: Jess from ''1-800-WHERE-R-YOU'' series ships Special Agents Johnson/Smith.
* ShoutOut: When Meg realized that a lot of anime fans were fans of her books, she put random ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' namedrops into her books.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Lizzie in Queen of Babble who falls for both Andy and [[spoiler: Luke]] after they go on about wanting to become teachers and doctors. [[spoiler: They both turn out to be jerks]], and she eventually falls for her [[spoiler: best friend Chaz]].
* SpoiledSweet: A few. The most notable are Sam's sister Lucy from ''Literature/AllAmericanGirl'', Jennifer from ''Literature/AvalonHigh'', and Lulu from ''Airhead''.
* TheirFirstTime: An issue in many of her books, especially ''Ready or Not''.
* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Skip from ''1-800-WHERE-R-YOU'' series.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Very frequent. A notable example is in [[spoiler: the Queen of Babble series]] where [[spoiler: the first book is all about the protagonist's romantic relationship with attractive, sophisticated, wealthy Luke Brandon. By the end of the third book she has dumped him in favor of her best friend's ex and longtime friend, Chad. As the series progresses it makes sense, but you wouldn't have guessed that was how the series would turn out from the first book.]]
* WrongGuyFirst: [[spoiler: Wrong guy first ''and'' second in Queen of Babble series]]
** Twice in the ''Literature/AllAmericanGirl series'' (with the same guy no less!). Sam initially believes she loves Jack before meeting David and Lucy believes she loves Jack before meeting Harold.
* YourCheatingHeart: Katie in ''Pants on Fire'', Nikki in ''Airhead''
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