Monday, 7 June 2010

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1)'You're not Mia Thermopolis any more, honey,' Dad said. 'You're Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo. Princess of Genovia.' A Princess?? Me??? Yeah. Right. One minute Mia's a totally normal Manhattan 14-year-old. Next minute she's heir to the throne of Genovia, being trailed by a trigger-happy bodyguard, taking princess lessons with her bonkers old grandmere, and having a makeover with someone called Paolo. Well, her dad can lecture her till he's royal-blue in the face, but no way is Mia going to turn herself into a style-queen. And they think she's moving to Genovia? Er, hello?
My thoughts: I was really looking forward to reading this book, I never read it as a kid, but I've seen the movie several times and really liked it. However, this book really disappointed me. I'm not sure what it was, but I just did not enjoy this book. I didn't like Mia at all and that made it really hard for me to get into the story. I found her and her friend Lilly quite annoying.
Maybe this is one book that I'm too old to understand, but to be honest I don't think I'd have enjoyed it when I was younger either.
I thought the movie was way better than the book in this case!


  1. It's too bad you didn't enjoy this one. I was really into the Princess Diaries series in my younger teens but it's been years since I read them.

  2. I loved this movie when I first saw it, but didn't get to the book until much later. I don't think I was too disappointed by it, but it didn't exactly have the effect on me the movie did.

  3. I have heard a few other people say the same thing. I'll just stick with the movie, I think!