Series: The Princess Diaries #1
Published by Turtleback on July 1, 2001
Genres: Young Adult, Fiction
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The first book in the #1
New York Times
bestselling Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot.
Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there’s nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. Is she ever in for a surprise.
First Mom announces that she’s dating Mia’s Algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. And guess who still doesn’t have a date for the Cultural Diversity Dance?
The Princess Diaries is the first book in the beloved, bestselling series that inspired the feature film starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.
This book was an interesting one, and also a hard one to review. The Disney movies of the Princess Diaries are very dear to my heart and some of my favorites. But this book, the source material for the movies, is rather different. Instead of a loving Julie Andrews grandmother, there is a dreadful Grandmère.
Of course, there is also Lily and Michael Moscovitz and of course fat Louie. But in this book, Mia’s father is alive and there during her princess training. It is an interesting difference.
The format is something different as well. Instead of chapters, the sections of the book are broke down by days. So in a sense the book is really the princesses diary.
For me, the book was a quick read. While there were some conflicts and a bit of resolution, I am hoping more happens in the rest of the books in the series. It is a great book for young readers and also anyone really.