The Princess Diaries
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 ...more
It has a unique concept. Unpopular high school girl becomes a princess overnight? A dream come true for many girls just not Mia.
Mia is struggling, and her struggles are hella entertaining. Of course, her struggles consist of being single, unpopular, forced to go to princess lessons with her dreadful (and one-dimensional) grandmother, as well sucking at maths among other equally life-altering struggles.
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 ...more
Honestly, I read this book in middle school and I still like it. Can you believe that? This book is so good that it makes current brilliant cool me agree with twelve-year-old me, who loved Justin Bieber and thought Aeropostale graphic tees were the height of fashion. It's miraculous. Also I'm amazing. (Just thought I'd clarify that in case my previous statement hadn't made it clear.)
Anyway this is so so so so fun and surprisingly woke for having been written 18 ...more
This was way funnier than I thought it would be. Mia is hysterical, and Meg Cabot's writing style is right up my alley. I'm looking forward to reading the gazillion other books that are in this series!
And Mia Thermapolis shenanigans seemed ideal.
So heres my old review (tweaked a bit after my 2020 reading):
Say hello to fourteen-year old Mia Thermopolis and her innumerable teenage woes:
1) She is the tallest girl in her class, has feet like skis, ...more
Although, I can really tell I have aged since first reading this series at the very ripe age of 13.
Also, if you are a fan of this series Meg currently is posting Mia entries about Genovia dealing with the crisis free on her blog. You can thank me later.
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 ...more
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Genre: YA humor (I guess?)
Short Summary: Mia, a freshman girl, has to deal with the fact she is a princess of a fictional country and the fact her mom is dating her algebra teacher.
My rating: 1.5 stars
Plot: 1.5 stars
There isn't much of a plot at all, and the ending really fizzled out.
Characters: 1.5 stars
Mia is the whiniest, most selfish character I've read about in ages. She literally thinks it's good ...more
The book was published in 2000, so there are definitely some dated things or words and storylines that wouldnt really fly in a YA book today. But then there are also some things in ...more
The audio book is narrated by Anne Hathaway so I really enjoyed it. ( which is why I listened to it twice)
Yes Ive read this 3 times on audiobook.
Yes I just bought the box set so I can read them all at once.
No I dont regret it.
Yes Im reading them starting NOW! ...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 ...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 ...more