The Princess Diaries Book Summary and Study Guide

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For fifteen-year-old Mia Thermopolis, life doesn't get much worse than high school. She's too tall, too thin, and too flat-chested. She hates algebra; she's fighting with her best friend; and her mother is dating her math teacher! She has a weird haircut and the only boy she likes is intimidated by her intelligence. Then the day comes when her divorced parents sit her down together and tell her that, since her father is the king of Genovia, she's the princess! Now, on top of everything else, she has princess lessons with her prissy grandmother and a slew of popular kids who only wish to befriend her because it's cool to hang out with a princess.
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The review of this Book prepared by Jennifer Martin-Romme

The book "Princess Diaries" is based on the diaries of a young teenage girl. She has just found out she has to take heir to the throne and rule a whole country, along with pass algebra, take princess lessons, and lie to all her friends about everything! This book was very exciting! Beware--- once you pick this book up, you will not be able to put it down!
The review of this Book prepared by Kelly Wilk

Mia is a 15 year old girl living in New York. She finds out she is a Princess, and must learn how to act like one, while dealing with crushes, rejection, and betrayal, as well as gaining many new friends.
The review of this Book prepared by Bethie

This is a Diaries of a teenage girl who in addition to having to deal with normal teen issues, has just found out that she is a Princess of a small country. Now she has to pass Algebra, take princess classes and lie to all her friends about who she really is. This is a light hearted fun book to read about your everyday princess.
The review of this Book prepared by Rachel

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Life of a profession:    -   king/queen/royalty Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   high school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Southeast Asia Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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