This book is about Victoria and a fictionalized version of a diary she wrote. It tells all about her fears and triumphs. It is those qualities that make the book interesting.
I'll admit that I am a nut for historical fiction, especially about the royals of Europe. Anyway, poor Victoria has a mother who lets a total control freak control her life. It is sad that Victoria had such a mother, I think. Luckily, she had an uncle who was like a father to her. If you like this series, then I suggest you read this book.