Epub ↠ The Princess Diaries ï 283 pages ¸ Randarenewables

Ebook The Princess Diaries

Epub ↠ The Princess Diaries ï 283 pages ¸ Randarenewables Ý Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there's nothing worse than being a five foot nine flat chested freshman who also happens to be flunking AlgebraIs she ever in for a surpriseFirst mom announces that she's dating Mia's Algebra teacher Then Dad hO and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia And guess who still doesn't have a date for the Cultural Diversity Dance Honestly this book was a complete surprise for me I had never read it I know I know and I loved it So smart and clever and totally kick butt feminist This book was so ahead of its time when it was first published I don't know but I would guess there was backlash lol I can't wait to pick up the next one and I definitely recommend the audiobooks as well Anne Hathaway narrates the first three and she does an amazing job I could try and nitpick and find something to critiue but I honestly don't want to this was a great book

Meg Cabot Ú The Princess Diaries Ebook

E flunking AlgebraIs she ever in for a surpriseFirst mom announces that she's dating Mia's Algebra teacher Then Dad has to g I never got around to reading this when I was the protagonist Mia's age and since the book and movie series became so popular I recently decided to take a trip back to childhood and finally read this book It was a uick read thankfully but I didn't find it nearly as endearing as the movie version which is substantially different from the novel The book seemed awfully light on plot and substance Character development was minimal and as a result most of the characters including Mia weren't as likable or relatable as they could have been Mia's melodrama became tiresome as did her best friend's egoThe story continues with the rest of the series so it probably improves but the first book didn't make me eager to read the second This may be my age talking but I suspect I wouldn't have been interested as a young teen either Overall I was underwhelmed The movie was touching but the booknot as much

Kindle æ The Princess Diaries Ú Meg Cabot

The Princess DiariesMia Thermopolis is pretty sure there's nothing worse than being a five foot nine flat chested freshman who also happens to b If you've seen the movie version this book takes up about the first third or maybe half of the movie from what I remember but don't let that fool you into thinking nothing much happens in this bookMia Thermopolis lives in Manhattan with her artist mother Helen going to a private school called Albert Einstein High and spending the summers with her father and his mother at her chateau in France She knows they're rich but she thinks her dad is just a politician At school she's unpopular and has triangular hair; her best friend Lilly has her own tv show and is trying to expose the racism of the Chinese owners of the deli across the road for discounting Asian students 5 cents; she's in love with the most popular boy at school Josh who doesn't even seem to know she's alive; she's failing Algebra; and her mum is going out with her teacher Mr Gianini Life is already a bit of a strain and when her dad tells her he's the crown prince of Genovia and since his testicular cancer has left him unable to have children Mia is now the heir to the throne it becomes even unbearableShe's seriously not happy about the news but makes a compromise with her Dad that she'll keep going to school like normal but would spend the summers in Genovia doing the princess thing She wasn't expecting her formidable grandmother to come to New York to give her princess lessons and she wasn't expecting the same grandmother to leak the story to the press Now she's suddenly popular but it's the last thing she wantsMia is effortlessly engaging her voice and personality coming through strongly in her diary entries She's funny without meaning to be insightful without realising it reveals than she intends and so allows the reader to not only really get to know her but also see what's going on clearly than she does as she's blinded by her own interests passions and opinions It's actually very cleverly written and very funnyThe grandmother is a scary character Julie Andrews really toned the character down for the movie she wears a purple turban smokes a lot drinks her favourite cocktail all the time and comes across as somewhat harsh and even cruel She certainly intimidates her son Phillipe and anyone else who crosses her path She may have met her match with Mia and I can see that as Mia slowly grows matures and yes transforms she'll probably have a softening effect on her grandmother as well She's certainly got an interesting past but we only get hints of it at this stageEssentially what saves this book from being just another YA journal style teenage girl gushathon is Mia's liveliness her spirit her humour and well her She's a wonderful protagonist and a good role model not that she doesn't make some pretty silly mistakes and choices along the way She's also a familiar character and reminds me that what's considered ordinary usually disguises something pretty extraordinary Plus I love her summing up of Marx's contradictions of capitalism; despite the fluffy pink cover this is no Gossip Girls kind of book Mia's not into having the latest crap she's a conscientious worrier and wants to join Greenpeace to save the whales She's a bit of a dag really and that makes her infinitely likeable even loveable