PUBLISHER: Harper Teen
DATE PUBLISHED: 19th September 2000
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 royal–blue in the face about her princessly duty—no 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?
What an entertaining, laugh out loud novel. Told in diary entries from the point of view of Mia this novel follows Mia, a New York City teenager who finds out she is the Princess of Genovia but wants no part of it.
I’ve seen the movie with Anne Hathaway and this book differs greatly from the book. For the first thing, Mia’s dad is alive and kicking. After a bout of infertility Mia is informed that she is the heir to the throne. He was an interesting character who obviously loved his daughter. The grandmother character still performs the Princess Makeover Lessons with Mia. She is harsh and condescending on most occasions and even though there is some love there she is harsh.
Mia is a funny and sarcastic character with a unique voice. The novel follows her experience as she goes from being a normal teenage girl to the Princess of Genovia. Her view points on the high school experience make for a fun read that I wish to continue to see how she develops through the books.
Keep Calm and Read On,