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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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2½ stars - It would have been 3 but the editing of this ebook edition was lousy. Lots of missing spaces, which was annoying but not to distracting & all the letter e's with an accent (such as é) were shown as a question mark (Grandm?re instead of Grandmére).

I found the story had some surprises for someone like me who has seen the movie, such as the presence of her father through almost all of the book! ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 27, 2023 |
Super easy, fast cute read. Follows the movie pretty closely (or I guess I should say the movie followed the book pretty closely). I read this to fulfill a challenge for a book club, so I was sort of expecting it to read a little young, which it did, but sometimes it's nice to read a book I can finish in a day :)
The way Mia talks in her journal is endearing, I really liked her and hoped for the best for her even though I kind of knew what was going to happen. It sort of made me feel like I was reading an email from a friend in HS.
Only gave it 3 stars because it felt a little short, and because it felt a little JR High.

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http://pinkpolkadotbookblog.wordpress.com/ ( )
  Michelle_PPDB | Mar 18, 2023 |
I've read this book at least a bunch of times (8? 10? 28?) and, based on my estimate, the entire series at least three times. Mia Thermopolis is the absolute best and I find, even when listening to this at 23, it still stands strong and immensely relatable. (Although, 13 years later this book has aged a little--Brittney Spears no longer has the relevance, and most 14-year-olds now have cell phones...!)

I listened to this while knocking out a chunk of the AT this weekend, when I--believe it or not--collapsed into my tent and was too exhausted to actually turn the pages of my book (read: touch my phone's screen to turn a page, such a challenge) and loved Anne Hathaway's narration. She played Mia in the movie, and it made a huge difference. I tried to listen to the fourth after this one, but the narrator really bothered me seven minutes in, so that didn't go so well.

This book is golden and I will forever love it. And this marks the first audiobook I've listened to in full since like junior year of high school! Yay hiking! ( )
  whakaora | Mar 5, 2023 |
Independent reading level: 5th grade

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  Starlight_Lattee | Dec 7, 2022 |
so...I have to read the second book for a consensual kiss?

FINE. I will! ( )
  Silenostar | Dec 7, 2022 |
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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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