the princess diaries

She’s just a New York City girl living with her artist mom…

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 no heir to the throne.)

Shock of the Century: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material.

Mia must take princess lessons from her dreaded grandmére, the dowager princess of Genovia, who thinks Mia has a thing or two to learn before she steps up to the throne.

Well, her father can lecture her until he’s royal-blue in the face about her princessly duty–no way is she moving to Genovia and leaving Manhattan behind. But what’s a girl to do when her name is Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo?

I love the films and only recently found out it was a book, let alone a series. So when I did I went out and bought it straight away. I am glad I did.

It was fun and full of teenage princess drama. It had what every teenage book needs, a great main character, a friend that needs taking down a peg or two and potential love interests and of course the glue that holds it all together, the storyline. And what a great story line it was. It differed from the film but I was glad of this. It made it much more interesting. This first book in the series only took about about the first half of the film, which means there’s plenty more to come.

Mia was a great character, she was not confident in herself but not in a whiny way, she was a realist and when the situation changed so does her opinion.

Unlike the film Mia’s father is a prominent character, with a complicated relationship with his daughter, mother and ex-girlfriend (Mia’s mother).

Although Mia had two love interests, there was not a love triangle which was great to see.

If you like a nice easy exciting read that you actually learn things from, I strongly suggest this book.

Four out of five stars.

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