The Princess Diaries - by Meg Cabot
Has anyone ever warned you to "be careful what you wish for"? Do you think it would be cool to be a Prince or Princess and have everything you've ever wanted? (A tiara as a prop would be good here)
Mia Thermopolis is a typical 9th grader with divorced parents and trouble in Algebra I. She has a crush on a hot senior named Josh and is stunned when she finds out that her dad (whom she was told was a European politician) is actually Prince of a small country named Genovia. Since he can't have any more children she is the heir to the throne - the CROWN PRINCESS. Grandmere will soon arrive to give her princess lessons.
Mia does not feel like a princess -- she has bad hair, a big mouth, no breasts, and feet that look like skis. And you know what else? Her mom is dating her algebra teacher!
Now that she's royalty, the kids at school who used to snub her want to be her friends. Reporters are bugging her and she's fighting with her best friend Lily. She never wished for this - what's a princess to do?
by Sally Grant of Sno-Isle Library System
Last Updated: January 15, 2008