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... show more
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?
Format: library binding
Publish date: 2001-07-01
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Pages no: 283
Edition language: English
Series: The Princess Diaries .75 (#1)
The early 2000s were a wild time. If I had read the book back then I might have liked it. But in general I think the movie did it better. The book laid on the diary format too hard. It's like that break up book by Daniel Handler where the MC is writing a letter... I just don't believe Mia taking the...
Fat Louie is orange. Your whole life has been a lie. I was hugely distracted trying to figure out how this Genovian monarchy works. Mia's father is apparently running the country, but he has plenty of time to spend bugging Mia in the US? Mia is heir to the throne despite being an illegitimate chil...
I loved this book. It was a great read and I think I've actually read something in the same series when I was younger. It's set in a "diary" format and is about an ordinary schoolgirl called Mia who becomes a princess. Yes, she becomes a princess. Turns out her dad is secretly a prince and she has...
1 Jan 20041 July 2015I've read all the books, even the ones that are side stories or fashion tips or the middle grade adventures of a different princess. I've seen both movies repeatedly, and yes, I would love to see another film with Mia as a fully-functioning adult. Also, Julie Andrews continues t...
I've written pretty frequently about not being thrilled by YA anymore... but, god, am I sucker for Meg Cabot. The Princess Diaries is delightful. I love Mia's dramatic, oblivious, hilarious voice. I like the epistolary conceit. I like the ridiculous plot, and love the way Mia brings it to life. What...