• Blurb •
Being the newest princess of Genovia is WAY more complicated than she expected, but Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison is getting used to it. She gets to live in an actual palace with two fabulous poodles, a pet iguana, her very own pony, and, best of all, a loving family to help her figure things out!
And right now Olivia, having finally admitted that she likes Prince Khalil as more than just a friend, could REALLY use some advice. What is a princess supposed to do once she's found a prince she likes? With her half-sister Mia busy enjoying her honeymoon, Olivia turns to Grandmere for help.
The third book in the middle-grade Princess Diaries spin-off series, written and illustrated by New York Times-bestselling author Meg Cabot.
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• Review •
You could say I’m going way outside the box with this one. I normally don’t read middle school aged books but this is from the fantabulous Meg Cabot. Plus it is an off-shoot of my guilty pleasure, The Princess Diaries. So, of course, I had to pick it up. Now, because this isn’t my usual genre I hadn’t read the first two books before I received this. But knowing its part of a series, I sat down and read them. It definitely had me wanting to dive right back into Diaries.
The story is very much a slice of royal life. But a regular girl thrust into royal life slice. I found it very reminiscent of the original books while being age appropriate. There’s plenty of humor that had me smiling. Olivia is sweet, a little bit nerdy, and going through the normal tween things. There’s bullying, crushes, friends, and family.
It’s a cute story and one that I can definitely see sharing with my daughter when she gets older (she’s 3 right now). It’s relatable, covers some tough topics without being dreary which helps with talking points with kids, and is sweet. I loved getting glimpses of Mia. The secondary cast of characters is colorful and diverse. And of course, there’s always Grandmeré causing wince inducing drama.
If you’re a fan of this genre or if you have middle school girls, I definitely recommend this book and series.
• About the Author •
Meg Cabot is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for both adults and tweens/teens. There have been over 25 million copies of Meg’s nearly 80 published books sold in 38 countries. Her last name rhymes with habit, as in “her books can be habit forming.” She currently lives in Key West, Florida with her husband and various cats.
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