Friday, October 26, 2007

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Young Adult

Mia is a seemingly regular teenager. She worries about how she's taller than most of the guys she knows, her hair is somewhat triangular, and the fact that she has a flat chest. Like this isn't enough, Mia finds out that she is the princess of a small European country and in line for the throne. This causes her to have to be followed around by a bodyguard, take princess lessons from her mean old grandmother, and deal with the paparazzi. Talk about destroying a teenage life! Mia thinks she'll now never get a date to the upcoming dance.

This book is listed as book #99 on the BBC top 100 of all time. It just made the cut. I'm not quite sure why though. It's a cute and fun story, but not amazing literature. Actually, it sort of reminds me of the Georgia Nicholson series by Louise Rennison, but Mia isn't as flighty as Georgia.

I have the next couple of books in the series though, so I'll continue to read them. It's a quick read and one that doesn't require much thought!

Where this book was before me: Hamburg, Germany -> New Albany, Indiana -> Me!




Jeane said...

How many are in the series? I saw the movie that was made out of it, pretty funny. Didn't feel inspired to read the book...

Lauren said...

Believe it or not, I think there are 13 books in the series!

Jeane said...

Wow, I had no idea!