Excerpts for Diary of B. B. Bright, Possible Princess

Dear Diary,

I want off this island. If I can't step off by myself, I hope maybe I can sneak you, Diary, into the bottom of one of the crates of honey we bottle and ship out every month to The Other World.

If some girl finds this diary, maybe she'll write to me and I'll have a friend. I want a friend! A girl. My age! Or maybe some boy will find you, read you, fall in love with me, then rush over to the island to meet me . . . no matter what.

And I want to take off the necklace with the huge darkstar they make me wear every hour of every day!

None of that's going to happen. I'm going to be stuck on this island forever! Unless I can smuggle you out--and someone comes. For me!