Book Review of
The Princess Diaries
Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there’s nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. Is she ever in for a surprise.
First Mom announces that she’s dating Mia’s Algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. And guess who still doesn’t have a date for the Cultural Diversity Dance?
The Princess Diaries is the first book in the beloved, bestselling series that inspired the feature film starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews. Beautifully repackaged in paperback, this title will appeal to new readers as well as fans looking to update their collection.
The Princess Diaries is not a typical read for me. I read it because I wanted to do a book vs movie post especially since I watched and enjoyed the movie. I want to say that I did not enjoy the book that much. It was okay. It was very cheesy and had a lot of stuff in it that I thought was not necessary. This is probably because it is a dairy written by a teenage girl, Mia. There was a lot of stuff about kissing, boyfriends, Mia was born out of wedlock, Mia’s mom’s dated, her dad had cancer, which caused him to be unable to have kids, and so on. This caused me to like it less. I felt like some of it could have been left out, but in the end, it was a story about a girl who learns she’s a princess and has to figure out how to deal with it. I would not recommend this for a tween, but maybe a teenager. Even during my tween and teen years I was not a big reader of books like this. It just isn’t my type of book, which may be why I liked it even less.