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The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
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The Princess Diaries (edition 2008)

by Meg Cabot

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Title:The Princess Diaries
Authors:Meg Cabot
Info:HarperTeen (2008), Paperback, 256 pages
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Very cute! There are some chuckles. Easy to read. ( )
  cubsfan3410 | Sep 1, 2018 |
15 year-old Mia is a below average student. She is not pretty or popular, she is failing math (even though her mom is dating her algebra teacher), and just when she thinks life couldn't get any more confusing her dad drops a bombshell on her: she's the heir to the principality of Genovia. This story is told in a unique way in that it is Mia's actual diary. Sometimes she includes math formulas from class, assignments she needs to finish, notes between her and her best friend Lily, and other information that is important to this sophomore's life.

The first book in a series, this story differs wildly in parts from the movie of the same name meaning even if you have seen the movie many times you will still be in for several new characters and an intriguing storyline.
1 vote BeckyShipe | Jul 18, 2018 |
So, so cute! This book is nothing like its movie adaption. I was very shocked but I loved every bit of it! ( )
  spellbindingstories | May 24, 2018 |
Honestly I didn't think I would like this book just as much as I did. After all, this was my second time reading it, and I remembered it was a quick, easy, silly read. And even though it still was, I ended up really liking it, I guess as much as I had liked it the first time I read it. Mia can be quite infuriating sometimes, but she's also sweet and nice and I couln't help but like her, all over again. I am definitely continuing my reread of this series! ( )
  UDT | May 1, 2018 |
Cute, fun YA read. Meg Cabot's books are a light, easy reads for when you need some mindless entertainment! ( )
  abergsman | Mar 20, 2018 |
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Mia Thermopolis. An exciting, clever (yet flunking algebra), but perfectly average girl. Will she be able to be a royal like her father wants her to?
Mia is a perfectly normal 14 year old, average at school, average on the popularity scale and average parents. Or are they? One day her Dad unexpectedly invites her for lunch at a fancy restaurant where he tells her something that will change her life forever. She finds out that her father is the Prince of Genovia and that she is the heir to the throne. Her Grandmere, the Queen is upset when she declines this fabulous offer and says that she can't rule anything. Will she be ale to convince her parets that this is not what she wants? Or will they simply force her and she'll end up with a whole country under her wing? We found this book to be incredibly exciting and intense at certain moments. It had many twists, turns and jolts, making the book enjoyable to read. We would definitey recommend this book to teenagers mainly females.
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"Whatever comes," she said, "cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it." A Little PrincessFrances Hodgson Burnett
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Tuesday, September 23 Sometimes it seems like all I ever do is lie.
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Mia Thermopolis is about to discover the truth about her heritage. The secrets that have been kept from her ever since she was born are about to unfold in view of the entire world. The day her father arrived is a day she will never forget. While dining with her father, Mia is told that her father is indeed the Prince of Genovia. Mia has always kept a diary and now more than ever she writes her feelings and thoughts. There are so many issues that she is dealing with: the fact that her father is a Prince, her mother is dating her Algebra teacher, her best friend has disowned her.
She tries to keep her acquired “royalty” a secret but someone has informed the press. She must now face her peers and learn how to be a princess. The boy she has always had a crush on now pays her attention and Mia does not realize until it is too late of his intentions. With help from her best friends’ brother and close friends, Mia rises to the top with a new confidence.
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Mia Thermopolis is your average urban ninth grader. Even though she lives in Greenwich Village with a single mom who is a semifamous painter, Mia still puts on her Doc Martens one at a time, and the most exciting things she ever dreams about are smacking lips with sexy senior Josh Richter, "six feet of unadulterated hotness," and passing Algebra I. Then Mia's dad comes to town, and drops a major bomb. Turns out he's not just a European politician as he's always lead her to believe, but actually the prince of a small country! And Mia, his only heir, is now considered the crown princess of Genovia! She doesn't even know how to begin to cope: "I am so NOT a princess.... You never saw anyone who looked less like a princess than I do. I mean, I have really bad hair... and... a really big mouth and no breasts and feet that look like skis." And if this news wasn't bad enough, Mia's mom has started dating her algebra teacher, the paparazzi is showing up at school, and she's in a huge fight with her best friend, Lilly. How much more can this reluctant Cinderella handle?

Offbeat Mia will automatically win the heart of every teenage girl who's ever just wanted to fit in with as little fuss as possible. Debut author Meg Cabot's writing is silly and entertaining, with tons of pop culture references that will make teens feel right at home within her pages. This is a wonderfully wacky read. (Ages 12 and older) --Jennifer Hubert

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Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.

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