The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries #1)
NEWS FLASH: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that's why a limo meets her at the airport!)
DOWNER: Dad can't have any more kids. (So there's no heir to the throne.)
SHOCK OF THE CENTURY: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material.
THE WORST PART: Mia must take princess lessons from her dreaded grandmère, t ...more
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Mia Thermopolis lives in Manhattan with her artist mother Helen, going to a private school called Albert Einstein High and spending the summers with her father and his mother at her chateau in France. She knows they're rich, but she thinks her dad is just a politician. At school she's unpopular an ...more
Did you love this movie? 'Cause I did.
Decide that you should give the book a try? I mean it is only fair since you have seen the movie. Me too.
Want some advice? Don't bother.
Because I am assuming that you'll be picturing the amazingly gorgeous Anne Hathaway as the zany, hilarious and quirky American high school teen girl, turned accidental Genovian princess, like she plays in the movie...
And the beautiful Julie Andrews as the royal Queen with her helpful, benevolent, ca ...more
I didn't realize this plot only covered like the first half of the movie and that so many things had been changed... and changed for the better. Basically, skip the book and stick with the movie (unless you're in middle school because then you might like the narrator and this series way more).
To jot down a few of her frustrations:
1) She is the tallest girl in her class, has feet like skis, is gawky, geeky and has a chestline that is flatter than a surfboard.
2) Her mouse-brown/dishwater blonde hair is 'triangular' in shape and has a rampant life of it's own.
3) She is a child born of wedlock, the offspring of a tempestuous college romance between the lofty Phillipe Renaldo of Genovia ( fict ...more
Buuuut I will pro ...more
Absolutely LOVED this! Okay, so I wasn't really planing to read this ever, because I was quite satisfied with the movie and I've heard that the books were really different. But then, Shannon from Leaning Lights (booktuber) how cute, fun they were and I find it really cheap on Thrift Books and they gave me a 20% discount because of my birthday, and I had to buy it, OK? xD But it was such a good decision. I'm still surprised that about how much I enjoy this story. I laugh out loud multiple time ...more
First things, first.
The outdated pop culture references are still hilarious. Though some of them are sot of sad/cringe worthy if you think about what has happened to some of the celebrities since the publication of this book. Also, I still need to watch some of those Lifetime movies that Mia mentioned like Why Me? I still haven’t been able to find that one yet.
It was also hilarious to look at some of these characters due to spoiler purpos ...more
I remember seeing the movie adaptation of this book when it came out in 2001 and being absolutely mesmerized by the depth of Anne Hathaway's brown eyes and the luxuriousness of her long brown hair. To tell you the truth, I am still not over that woman. Watching as her hair was brutally shorn off in Les Mis did something to me. Anyways. I read the first three books in this series a long long time ago and it has come to my attention that there are eleven books so I have a lot of catching up to do....more
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Yes, I could stand it and enjoyed it quite a bit. The premise is silly, of course, but the characters are cute. Main character Mia (aka the Princess) is a dear and the reader can't help liking her and sympathizing with her. Nice book. ...more
First Read: March 2015.
SO FUN! I loved this. I actually prefer book Mia to film Mia, because she is so hilarious and clever. I started reading this because I couldn't sleep, which was a mistake because I ended up reading most of it and not ac ...more
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?
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Rating: 3/5 Penguins
Quick Reasons: sometimes witty, mostly annoying main character (sorry, Mia, I just didn't l ...more
Mia Thermopolis’ extraordinarily ordinary American teenage world is thrown upside down when she finds out she is the one and only heir and Princess to the throne of Genovia, a small but rich country bordering France.
I have to say, I know Genovia’s totally fake – I mean, what country can afford not to tax its citizens because it can rely on the money it makes from tourism to fix repair its infrastructure and fund its sc ...more
I had actually forgot most of the events of book 1, The Princess Diaries, and was actually going off what the movies say. Oh, how wrong I was. First of all, Mia's father, Philippe, isn't actually dead. He's the person who tells Mia the truth about her birth and heritage, ...more
Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars
This book is such a hallmark YA book that I felt like it was odd that I haven't read it yet. This book has so many fans, so I had very high expectations. Sadly, I wasn't really that impressed by this book.
I'm pretty sure every knows the plot of this book by now, so there's no need for me to rehash it. Mia is normal, then her dad tells her that she's a princess. Of course, Mia doesn't want to be a princess ...more
This was written in journal format, which was a really nice change of pace from the types of books I've been reading lately. If you're looking to read something light, witty and girly, this is the one for you! I read it all in one day, it's really easy to fly through.
This is technically a re-read for me, but sin ...more
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Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun ...more