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If you ve seen the movie version, this book takes up about the first third or maybe half of the movie from what I remember , but don t let that fool you into thinking nothing much happens in this book.Mia Thermopolis lives in Manhattan with her artist mother Helen, going to a private school called Albert Einstein High and spending the summers with her father and his mother at her chateau in France She knows they re rich, but she thinks her dad is just a politician At school she s unpopular an If you ve seen the movie version, this book takes up about the first third or maybe half of the movie from what I remember , but don t let that fool you into thinking nothing much happens in this book.Mia Thermopolis lives in Manhattan with her artist mother Helen, going to a private school called Albert Einstein High and spending the summers with her father and his mother at her chateau in France She knows they re rich, but she thinks her dad is just a politician At school she s unpopular and has triangular hair her best friend Lilly has her own tv show and is trying to expose the racism of the Chinese owners of the deli across the road for discounting Asian students 5 cents she s in love with the most popular boy at school, Josh, who doesn t even seem to know she s alive she s failing Algebra and her mum is going out with her teacher Mr Gianini Life is already a bit of a strain and when her dad tells her he s the crown prince of Genovia and, since his testicular cancer has left him unable to havechildren, Mia is now the heir to the throne, it becomes evenunbearable.She s seriously not happy about the news, but makes a compromise with her Dad that she ll keep going to school like normal, but would spend the summers in Genovia doing the princess thing 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 Now she s suddenly popular but it s the last thing she wants.Mia is effortlessly engaging, her voice and personality coming through strongly in her diary entries She s funny without meaning to be, insightful without realising it, revealsthan she intends, and so allows the reader to not only really get to know her but also see what s going onclearly than she does, as she s blinded by her own interests, passions and opinions It s actually very cleverly written, and very funny.The grandmother is a scary character Julie Andrews really toned the character down for the movie she wears a purple turban, smokes a lot, drinks her favourite cocktail all the time, and comes across as somewhat harsh and even cruel She certainly intimidates her son, Phillipe, and anyone else who crosses her path She may have met her match with Mia and I can see that as Mia slowly grows, matures and, yes, transforms, she ll probably have a softening effect on her grandmother as well She s certainly got an interesting past, but we only get hints of it at this stage.Essentially, what saves this book from being just another YA journal style teenage girl gushathon is Mia s liveliness, her spirit, her humour and, well, her 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 She s also a familiar character, and reminds me that what s considered ordinary usually disguises something pretty extraordinary Plus, I love her summing up of Marx s contradictions of capitalism despite the fluffy pink cover, this is no Gossip Girls kind of book Mia s not into having the latest crap she s a conscientious worrier, and wants to join Greenpeace to save the whales She s a bit of a dag, really, and that makes her infinitely likeable, even loveable I first read this series YEARS ago but thought it was time for a reread with A Royal Wedding coming out this summer I simply loved it I thought maybe since I m so much older I wouldn t like it as much, and that maybe I d get annoyed even Freshman Mia can be a little dramatic but I didn t It was perfect Excited to continue reading on until the new book comes out In some ways, I actually feel like I connect better with Mia now then I did before, not because I m a princess secretly or beca I first read this series YEARS ago but thought it was time for a reread with A Royal Wedding coming out this summer I simply loved it I thought maybe since I m so much older I wouldn t like it as much, and that maybe I d get annoyed even Freshman Mia can be a little dramatic but I didn t It was perfect Excited to continue reading on until the new book comes out In some ways, I actually feel like I connect better with Mia now then I did before, not because I m a princess secretly or because I m having boy problems But I never realized before how much Mia talks about being a vegetarian and animal rights and stuff It was pretty awesome I also love her mom and Fat Louie D view spoiler I forgot that Michael was into Mia so early on Isn t a bit odd that a senior likes a Freshman Idk Maybe it s just me hide spoiler THIS BOOK IS A MODERN CLASSIC.Honestly, I read this book in middle school and I still like it Can you believe that This book is so good that it makes current brilliant cool me agree with twelve year old me, who loved Justin Bieber and thought Aeropostale graphic tees were the height of fashion It s miraculous Also I m amazing Just thought I d clarify that in case my previous statement hadn t made it clear Anyway this is so so so so fun and surprisingly woke for having been written 18 year THIS BOOK IS A MODERN CLASSIC.Honestly, I read this book in middle school and I still like it Can you believe that This book is so good that it makes current brilliant cool me agree with twelve year old me, who loved Justin Bieber and thought Aeropostale graphic tees were the height of fashion It s miraculous Also I m amazing Just thought I d clarify that in case my previous statement hadn t made it clear Anyway this is so so so so fun and surprisingly woke for having been written 18 years ago I truly enjoyed it and now have suckered myself into rereading this whole series, which is like seriously a thousand books long.But wait I just realized Mia is 14 years old My god WAIT A DRUNKEN EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD KISSED HER I may have to deduct a half star and or take back that whole woke comment from a paragraph ago.Whatever.Bottom line Is there anything better than rereading a dumb book you loved when you were dumb and being like oh wow this is actually crazy fun This book was entirely a blast from the past, and reading it was like rewatching the movie because the two are so similar and nostalgic Obviously, this book focuses on such melodramatic and cheesy plot points, but the reason it was so fun was because of Mia s sass and exasperation with her entire situation I wish this book would have focusedon her transition to princess life rather than trying to continue on as normal and keeping it a secret, but I think that will be a lotunpacked This book was entirely a blast from the past, and reading it was like rewatching the movie because the two are so similar and nostalgic Obviously, this book focuses on such melodramatic and cheesy plot points, but the reason it was so fun was because of Mia s sass and exasperation with her entire situation I wish this book would have focusedon her transition to princess life rather than trying to continue on as normal and keeping it a secret, but I think that will be a lotunpacked in the future books of the series, which I m definitely interested in reading because they re so lighthearted and fun and it makes me feel 12 again when I read these Obviously there are some lines that wouldn t fly if this book were published today, but overall this book held up over the decades and I think it was a ton of fun for young readers and as an adult Honestly, this book was a complete surprise for me I had never read it I know, I know and I loved it So smart and clever and totally kick butt feminist This book was so ahead of its time when it was first published I don t know but I would guess there was backlash lol I can t wait to pick up the next one and I definitely recommend the audiobooks as well Anne Hathaway narrates the first three and she does an amazing job I could try and nitpick and find something to critique but I ho Honestly, this book was a complete surprise for me I had never read it I know, I know and I loved it So smart and clever and totally kick butt feminist This book was so ahead of its time when it was first published I don t know but I would guess there was backlash lol I can t wait to pick up the next one and I definitely recommend the audiobooks as well Anne Hathaway narrates the first three and she does an amazing job I could try and nitpick and find something to critique but I honestly don t want to this was a great book I never got around to reading this when I was the protagonist Mia s age, and since the book and movie series became so popular, I recently decided to take a trip back to childhood and finally read this book It was a quick read, thankfully, but I didn t find it nearly as endearing as the movie version which is substantially different from the novel The book seemed awfully light on plot and substance Character development was minimal, and as a result, most of the characters including Mia we I never got around to reading this when I was the protagonist Mia s age, and since the book and movie series became so popular, I recently decided to take a trip back to childhood and finally read this book It was a quick read, thankfully, but I didn t find it nearly as endearing as the movie version which is substantially different from the novel The book seemed awfully light on plot and substance 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 Mia s melodrama became tiresome, as did her best friend s ego.The story continues with the rest of the series, so it probably improves, but the first book didn t make me eager to read the second This may be my age talking, but I suspect I wouldn t have been interested as a young teen either Overall, I was underwhelmed The movie was touching, but the booknot as much 4 starsThis was way funnier than I thought it would be Mia is hysterical, and Meg Cabot s writing style is right up my alley I m looking forward to reading the gazillion other books that are in this series 4 starsThis was way funnier than I thought it would be Mia is hysterical, and Meg Cabot s writing style is right up my alley I m looking forward to reading the gazillion other books that are in this series THIS WAS SO ADORABLE AND HILARIOUS AND NOW I NEED THE REST OF THE BOOKS RIGHT NOW PLZ THX {DOWNLOAD EPUB} õ The Princess Diaries è Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there s nothing worse than being a five foot nine, flat chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking AlgebraIs she ever in for a surpriseFirst 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 Twenty years down the road, and my first foray into the world of YA Lit via Meg Cabot s spectacularly fun series still has my heart Staying home, trying to stay safe amidst a pandemic while stressing incessantly demanded a return to happier times.And Mia Thermapolis shenanigans seemed ideal.So here s my old review tweaked a bit after my 2020 reading Say hello to fourteen year old Mia Thermopolis and her innumerable teenage woes 1 She is the tallest girl in her class, has feet like skis, mou Twenty years down the road, and my first foray into the world of YA Lit via Meg Cabot s spectacularly fun series still has my heart Staying home, trying to stay safe amidst a pandemic while stressing incessantly demanded a return to happier times.And Mia Thermapolis shenanigans seemed ideal.So here s my old review tweaked a bit after my 2020 reading Say hello to fourteen year old Mia Thermopolis and her innumerable teenage woes 1 She is the tallest girl in her class, has feet like skis, mouse brown dishwater blonde hair that is triangular in shape and a chest line that is flatter than a surfboard.2 She is a child of wedlock, the result of a short lived college romance between the dapper Phillipe Renaldo of Genovia a fictional country in Europe located between France and Italy and the avant garde, free spirited artist Helen Thermapolis of Greenwich village 3 Her mother is currently dating her algebra teacher.4 She gets bullied and ridiculed on a regular basis by her high school nemesis, Lana Weinberger.5 She has an unrequited crush on the most popular senior in school, Josh Richter who just happens to be Lana s boyfriend.6 Her best friend, Lilly Moscovitz is an intelligent, opinionated, radical thinker who analyses Mia at every given opportunity.7 Lilly s brother, Michael would make a lovely boyfriend if only he would see Mia as someonethan just his kid sister s best friend.And adding to her regular list of woes, she suddenly finds out that she isn t just plain old anonymous Mia Thermapolis She is in fact Her Royal Highness, Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldi, Crown Princess of Genovia.AND she is the solo heir to the throne of Genovia.While finding out that you are a princess might be every young girl s Disney dream come to life, for Mia.it s an onerous burden Drastic makeovers, pushy paparazzi and gold diggers waiting to ride piggyback on her newly exalted status will now become a way of life And guiding her through this training process will be her grandmother from refined hell, Clarisse Marie Grimaldi Renaldo, the Dowager Princess of Genovia.Written as the journal entries in Mia s diary, the first book in The Princess Diaries is hilarious and entertaining It is a fun, frothy, whiny talisman for every self doubting teenage girl In her own way, Meg Cabot also inspires young readers to grab life by it s lapels and face it with courage, humour and infinite sass