Review | Princess Diaries: Take Two by Meg Cabot

Title: Princess Diaries: Take Two (2001)
Author: Meg Cabot
Narrator: Anne Hathaway
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Read: 10th – 11th January 2018
Genre: young-adult; contemporary
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

“Fourteen-year-old Mia Thermopolis is still struggling to come to terms with the fact that she’s a princess – and heir to the throne of Genovia! But when she announces on national TV that her mum is pregnant by her algebra teacher and plans to marry him, a right-royal fuss results! Because now Mia’s totally out-of-control Grandmere is all set to plan the year’s biggest society wedding, with every A-list celeb invited. But will the bride and groom even turn up? And how can Mia find out the true identity of her mysterious secret admirer?” (Synopsis from the publisher)

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Review: The Princess Diaries

91lljdeafpl-_sl1500_Title: The Princess Diaries (2000)

Author: Meg Cabot
Read: 16th July
Genre: Young-adult; humour; romance
Rating: 4/5
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

“Lilly says I have an overactive imagination and a pathological need to invent drama in my life.”

Mia Thermopolis is just your average fourteen-year old girl, worried that she’s ugly, worried that her hair is dorky, worried that she’s going to fail Algebra, worried that she’s recently discovered she’s heir to the throne of a small principality called Genovia. Perhaps the last one isn’t so relateable, but the entire strength in Meg Cabot’s famous Princess Diaries series is the journal format which allows readers an intimate insight into the profound (and, let’s face it, not so profound) thoughts of a teenage girl who is just as concerned about her mum dating her teacher as she is about learning the correct way to eat soup.
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