Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries

Timed just right to anticipate the August feature-film release from Walt Disney Pictures, with new cover art from the movie With wry, observant wit, Mia chronicles her rocky first month of high school. First she finds out she's the crown princess of a European principality, then there's a first kiss from her big crush, an empowering ice-cream-cone shove into the sweater of her nemesis, and a meltdown in the ladies' room of Manhattan's Plaza Hotel.

The book series revolves around a New Yorker named Mia, who finds out that her father is the prince of a small country called Genovia. Mia has to deal with all of this news while still failing Algebra, deal with her controlling best friend Lily, and try to control her crush over Lily's brother Michael. Later on in the book series, Mia does start going out with her best friend's brother Michael, and they fall in love. Then their relationship hits a rock bottom. In the last book in the series, Mia and Michael do get back together which made me happy, but it took ten books? Unfortunately as much as I like the books an author needs to be careful about how many books they put in a series because the reader can get bore with the series and eventually stop reading that series, but this series was the exception for me. Mia was a fun character and it was very entertaining to be in her head. 

 This is one of my favorite series growing up. These books by Meg Cabot hold a special place in my heart because it's one of the first series I read that made me fall in love with a character so much. Sadly the movie wasn't the same as book one in the series, but I do love Anne Hathaway. These are really quirky books that deal with everyday teenage problems all while being prepared to rule a country. This is such a fun series for teens to read and I urge you to read them, you won't be disappointed. The movie was quite similar to the book, but it was really clear what parts were changed in the movie and the book.