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Publisher Description

The first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot.

Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there’s nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. Is she ever in for a surprise.

First Mom announces that she’s dating Mia’s Algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. And guess who still doesn’t have a date for the Cultural Diversity Dance?

The Princess Diaries is the first book in the beloved, bestselling series that inspired the feature film starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.

Young Adult
October 13
Eighth Grade

Customer Reviews

Jr.bas ,

NYC Royale

One of Meg Cabot's wonderful inspirations, The Princess Diaries describes a normal NYC teenager living a normal life until the day she finds out she's the heir to the throne of Genovia, has her life tear into pieces. Despite the humor of Mia and the things she's facing (being a freak at school, flunking her algebra class, despite the fact that her mom is dating her algebra teacher, and spending the weekends & after school sessions with her grandmother, Grandmere) the reader will enjoy the official diary of Princess Amelia of Genovia..

bethhhy ,

The Princess Diaries

This book was absolutely great! Twist and turns throughout the whole book. Read it in 2 days. (:

UniqueWriter ,


I grew up reading all The Princess Diaries books and loved them so much that I kept the entire series and read them all over again as an adult. The books are incredibly funny and even my mom enjoys the escapades Mia and her friends have. The romance is great, all of Mia's struggles are things that most teens can relate to, top notch humor,and a very easy to read format. I recommend these books for anyone 10 and older (just to warn you though some of the scenes in the later books are more older teen issues) but they are relatively clean so nothing will traumatize parents either. I am glad iBooks is offering the first book for just 2.00 for new readers. I own a 3G iPod Touch and iPhone 3G S and use iBooks constantly- these editions also let you highlight, bookmark, zoom, and change font size until it is perfect for you-even make notes. Just to let you know the books differ some than the movies- like the events in movie 2 have not happened by the end of the series and the first movie has changed/edited some parts from the books but not so much that new readers who watched the movie first will be lost reading it. Try it today either as a sample or buy the edition if you have the money. I bet you will love it as much as I did as a kid!

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