The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries #1)

 
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My expectations in life is to be invisiable...and I'm good at it!
(Updated: September 07, 2015)
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This book had me laughing! I loved this book! I couldn't put it down,meg Cabot has done it agian!!! I watched the movie as a little kid and as I was reading I imagined Anne hathaway, and Julie Andrews setting there during princess lessons and all through the book. Great book overall
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Great book for teens!
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good book
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this is a great book and i loved it
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Mia finding out she is a princess
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Frothy, Light, and Royal
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I love the Princess Diaries. The book and the series. Though this review only covers the first book, I will say you should read the entire series even the half books. Yes, I said the half books too. Some people find them to be annoying, but I think they only add to the series. Okay, I'm digressing from my review of the first book so back to it. It's awesome guys. Truly awesome. It's Meg Cabot at her finest. You want to be Mia despite her wacky problems and her lack of chest size. Plus, Meg does a spectacular job with the other characters in the book as well especially in the guy department. But then when does Meg Cabot not deliver in that particular department? Seriously, I would marry any of the love interests she throws out for us readers to salivate over. But I think the best thing about Princess Diaries is that it's well rounded in both plot and character and while it's not preachy like a lot of books I have read it does send a good message about being yourself and what not.
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She's always wanted to be a princess...NOT!
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Reader reviewed by Hannah

Mia has lived her whole life being a normal girl. Well that is until her dad drops the bomb that she is the heir to the throne of Genovia. Seems like every little girls dream to grow up and be a princess, but when Mia finds out she is furious! Told through her diary entries hilarious Mia tells the story oh how she finds out that she is a princess. I loved this book.
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The Princess Diaries
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Reader reviewed by Erica

The Princess Diaries
Meg Cabot


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 there's no heir to the throne.)


SHOCK OF THE CENTURY: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material.


THE WORST PART: Mia must take princess lessons from her dreaded grandmère, 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 royalblue in the face about her princessly dutyno 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?

So I've been wanting to read these ever since I had seen the movie and loved it, and I just hadn't had the time. I finaly decided to make time, and I absolutely loved The Princess Diaries (the book). It was such a cute, fun read. I would definately suggest them to everyone, especially those who loved the movie, because the books are 10x better!

It was kind of funny looking at the book (which was better, big surprise there (not)) and looking at all the changes the movie made to make it appeal more to the people.

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Where it all started
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Reader reviewed by K. Hager

To me this is the best book in the entire series. I had heard about the book and seen the pink cover at B. Dalton, but finally picked it up and fell in love with Mia and her world. I loved the descriptions of her room (which is why I was disappointed by the movie & why they put her in CA) and her school. And I liked how she had a self-depricating, yet edgy style, which was kind of lost in the movie as well.

I think the pink cover and tiara made the book seem like it would be very princess-y, but it was a much better read than I could have imagined with the father issues, single mom dating, etc. The movie was more princess-y and geared towards little girls, and I hope that doesn't keep readers away form this book.
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I wish I was a princess
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Reader reviewed by the book muncher

Mia Thermopolis is just an ordinary high school student that thinks her life sucks. Right when shes struggling through freshman algebra, she finds out that shes a princess of a small principality, Genovia, in Europe. Her father had testicular cancer, so now shes the only heir to the thrown. Not only that, but her mother and her algebra teacher, Mr. Gianini are dating. Her best friend Lilly Moscovitz doesnt understand why shes so upset about being a princess. She has to have a bodyguard follow her around school. All she ever wanted was a normal life, but now she has so much to endure, like Princess Lessons from Grandmère. Grandmère is very strict and harsh with her. Mia must attend Princess Lessons everyday after school and cant stand them.

With all of her problems, there is one good thing. Mia meets Tina Hakim Baba, and they become great friends. Tina also has a bodyguard, so they end up having a lot in common with each other.

The boy of her dreams, Josh Richter, asks her to go to the Cultural Diversity Dance with him. He even broke up with his popular cheerleading girlfriend, Lana Weinberger to do so. When they show up at the dance, Mia finds out that he was just using her to get publicity and end up on a magazine cover. Shes completely humiliated, but things start to look up when Michael Moscovitz, Lillys brother, shows up. They end up spending the rest of the dance together, and Mia starts to like Michael, and he seems to like her too.

This book is a thriller for teen girls. Meg Cabot portrays high school in a very interesting way that makes the book great. Mia goes through a bunch of struggles but gets the ending that she deserves. This book has a very romantic ending.
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TPD (the princess diaries) is so good
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Reader reviewed by yopeacex3

What can I say about this book? ITS SO GOOD! Mia is a great role model to girls, and people can learn from her. I love the way Meg Cabot describes Mia as a total dork in the beginning--then at the end she is a graceful princess.
The book is better than the movie, because the book has so many more details. The movie skips so much!
Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you get the book!

-yopeacex3
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The start of a whole new lifetime!
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Reader reviewed by Tamanna

this first book was very awesome! I really loved it! How would you feel if you were a nerd (no offense, Mia) and you suddenly realized that you were a princess? Shocked? Of course. I found this book much better than the movie. You'll find yourself reading the rest of the series!
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Luv it
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Reader reviewed by Tammygurl

I have to say, i really loved this book. I do not understand however why these movie producers make the movies look so much worse than the book. This same thing happened to ELLA ENCHANTED which also starred anne hathaway, who is a great actress. So those movie guys out there, op messing up the appearance of the books! Meg cabot is a great author!
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