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. She doesn't just complain about being a princess, she complains about everything! What a klutz I am. She wasn't expecting her formidable grandmother to come to New York to give her princess lessons, and she wasn't expecting the same grandmother to leak the story to the press. Alright, alright, I'm done going on about this. I did like the majority of the books I read, though.
I thought maybe since I'm so much older I wouldn't like it as much, and that maybe I'd get annoyed even. 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. Mighty Zeus, with his fistful of thunderbolts; mischievous little Hermes; grey-eyed Athena, godess of wisdom; Asclepius, the first physician; Orpheus and his beloved Euridice; Helios the sun, crossing the heavens in his fiery chariot. Overall, I was disappointed by this book. Best of all, she finally has a boyfriend. Also, I still need to watch some of those Lifetime movies that Mia mentioned like Why Me? So that's why a limo always meets her at the airport! Again, I prefer the movie. The first book in the 1 New York Times bestselling Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot.
The Princess Diaries is the first book in the beloved, bestselling series that inspired the feature film starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews. Oh, and, as she finds out in the first book, she is the heir to the throne of a small fictional European principality called Genovia. 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. A dream come true for many girls… just not Mia. Secondly, Mia's grandmother, sorry, Grandmère, is nothing like Julie Andrews.
With the hardcover and audiobook publication to be followed by the release of Disney's sequel to The Princess Diaries movie in August 2004, the princess phenomenon will be in full swing throughout the year! For example, they let us know which features and sections are most popular. This is an amazing book. Shock of the century: Like it or not, Mia is prime princess material. To tell you the truth, I am still not over that woman. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety. All this is nothing compared to the news Michael springs on her, however. Luckily they lost interest before the discussion of the conditions that would have to be met before she lost her virginity.
This was a simple read, perfect for when I am tired of the heavier stuff. She's just a New York City girl living with her artist mom. Honestly, I read this book in middle school and I still like it. Oh, and just getting through the school day without causing any major issues with the popular gang. Mia's melodrama became tiresome, as did her best friend's ego.
The movie was touching, but the book. She's a wonderful protagonist and a good role model - not that she doesn't make some pretty silly mistakes and choices along the way. First, the car has a name, and she tells them what it is! She is manipulative and overbearing and spouts of her beliefs of others to others. . 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. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. Written in a series of journal entries, the book is hilarious and at times even drop-dead funny.
Shock of the century: Like it or not, Mia is prime princess material. Danny has a life any boy would love - his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. Soon an orphan boy from the charitable home next door, a mysterious tall man in ginger whiskers, a disgruntled school worker, and a take-no-prisoners business tycoon are in hot pursuit of Maeve and her magical discovery. Mia is normal, then her dad tells her that she's a princess. And just when she thinks things couldn't get any worse, she discovers a long buried secret that could affect her family forever. So why is it that everything is going so terribly wrong? Character development was minimal, and as a result, most of the characters including Mia weren't as likable or relatable as they could have been. What a klutz I am.
So that's why a limo always meets her at the airport! But I must admit, I had to remind myself not to be so critical of Mia as a character because, after all, she is 14. It's a short read for when you want something light and reminiscent of the early 2000s Walkmans and Britney Spears, anyone? I read the first 3 books in the series yesterday and I can't decide if I think they are clever and funny or obnoxious and pretentious. Maybe I'm making too much of it, but I don't think so. Meg is now writing a new children's series called Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls. Im 11 and loved it, but I guess you shouldnt let a 7-year old listen to it. It's all the fault of Princess Mia's power-mad best friend and campaign manager, Lilly, who nominates her in the first place. I've never read this before, but I was growing up around the same time as Mia, so all the references totally gave me nostalgic feelings.