The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Series: The Princess Diaries
Published by HarperTeen in 2000
Genres: Princess, Romance
Pages: 256 : Paperback edition
Source: Received through PaperBackSwap
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What? A princess??
Me??? Yeah, right.
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?
I think I read this back in elementary school but I can’t be 100% certain, but regardless of that I love this series! Meg Cabot once again perfectly personifies a “real” teenage girl through the format of a diary and shows all the feelings that most girls (even if they’re not princesses) go through in high school.
Mia is hilarious and so truthful and you can connect with her so easily because while she may not think too highly of herself, you can tell she has some really wonderful qualities. Even if she may not be so observant sometimes (like Josh? Yuckkkk. Michael and Mia all the way. I ship it).
Also, since these came out awhile back it’s funny to see how the technology and times have changed. For instance when Mia tries calling her friend Lilly and can’t because Michael is on the Internet. Ahh early 2000’s. Still love this series though, I think it stands the test of time and is perfect for young girls all around.