Once Upon a Princess
What worked: This is a cute, fun modern day princess tale. Fritzi is spunky and refuses to bow down to those who say she's less than a princess. She loves her homeland and being a princess. Her antics to let her friends, father, and others know how she feels show her strength and resilience. Fritzi is someone girls will love to follow with her determination and spunk. She's one that seizes opportunities and tries to make the best out of an otherwise not too great situation.
I liked the insights readers have on how different the US middle school is from Fritzi's private European boarding school. I also like the drama she encounters while in school. These scenes felt real and how she handles them add to Fritzi's charm.
Fun, engaging tale of a modern day princess who learns that maybe being princess involves much more than just a title. A fun addition to middle school libraries and for those who loved the Princess Diaries.