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A must read for every teen girl

  • Aug 11, 2010

Mia  Thermopolis is your average, ninth grade girl. That is, until she finds out she is a princess! In this book, Meg takes you through the life of Mia, through her eyes. I really like how Meg makes Mia an everygirl. Every girl, at one time or another, has found herself in what Mia has gone through- from falling in love with the most popular boy, having a boy friend who you just don't notice, and a best girlfriend who you want to tell everything to and do everything with. This book has everything you had in high school: cattiness, cliques, stupid school subjects, and freakout sessions. Meg does a wonderful job of putting you back in that high school mentality (even if you don't want to fall back into it!) Please do not confuse the book with the movie because the book is so much better. The book allows more “real-ness” of the high school realm. Disney took and changed almost the entire story- even parts of the plot—so stick to the book if you really want a fun story to read. Meg has a page turner, and it almost feels a bit sneaky because you are looking right into Mia’s journal! So, if you want a rapid read with high energy, pick up this book and enjoy!

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Mia Thermopolis is your average urban ninth grader. Even though she lives in Greenwich Village with a single mom who is a semifamous painter, Mia still puts on her Doc Martens one at a time, and the most exciting things she ever dreams about are smacking lips with sexy senior Josh Richter, "six feet of unadulterated hotness," and passing Algebra I. Then Mia's dad comes to town, and drops a major bomb. Turns out he's not just a European politician as he's always lead her to believe, but actually the prince of a small country! And Mia, his only heir, is now considered the crown princess of Genovia! She doesn't even know how to begin to cope: "I am so NOT a princess.... You never saw anyone who looked less like a princess than I do. I mean, I have really bad hair... and... a really big mouth and no breasts and feet that look like skis." And if this news wasn't bad enough, Mia's mom has started dating her algebra teacher, the paparazzi is showing up at school, and she's in a huge fight with her best friend, Lilly. How much more can this reluctant Cinderella handle?

Offbeat Mia will automatically win the heart of every teenage girl who's ever just wanted to fit in with as little fuss as possible. Debut author Meg Cabot's writing is silly and entertaining, with tons of pop culture references that will make teens feel right at home within her pages. This is a wonderfully wacky read. (Ages 12 and older) --Jennifer Hubert ...

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ISBN-10: 0380814021
ISBN-13: 978-0380814022
Author: Meg Cabot
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Publisher: HarperTeen
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