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The Princess Diaries

by Meg Cabot

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Series: The Princess Diaries (1)

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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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1 geschafft! 9 weitere stehen vor mir. ( )
  BarbsLory | Sep 3, 2021 |
Though usually not among the choosiest of bookworms, I feel it necessary to to briefly recount my experience with this tale.
Like many others, I enjoyed the movie based off this very book. Being among those who strongly believe the saying, "The book was better" almost always applies, I felt as though I couldn't go wrong with this book. How sadly was I mistaken.
Gone is the awkward charm and sweetness from the movie. Instead, the book is filled with vulgarity and crude remarks from start to finish. I found myself cringing at the beginning, and skimming practically whole chapters at a time near the end. All in all, I spent about an hour on this book, and believe me, I consider that time wasted.

Sad to say, time-honored beliefs do not always prove true, and...

The movie was better. ( )
  Samantha_Quick | Jul 15, 2021 |
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  TaraF | Mar 16, 2021 |
So, time to read this again... There are few things that bother me, but all in all a pretty good teen romance book. My go to book when I need something easy and light to read :) ( )
  RankkaApina | Feb 22, 2021 |
This book was pretty good, but it was full of drama..... ( )
  AlizarinCrimson | Jan 7, 2021 |
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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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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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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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