Thursday, August 9, 2007
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
this was really good! it was a fast quick read. and i did enjoy the movie version years ago but the book is so. . . much. . . better!
mia thermopolis is your average high school freshman. she's on the fringe, not pretty (in her words) or popular. she bemoans the fact that she is 5'9, wears a shoe size 10 and an A cup bra. she describes her hair as being 'shaped like a yield sign.' she is in fact adorable. i love that she wears combat boots with her school uniform, is strictly vegetarian and is a devout greenpeace follower. she is so sincere yet so clueless when it comes to boys and the finer aspects of being a girl. this book is written in a diary form complete with algebra notes and little to-do lists.
it was a very quick and fun read. and now i want to read the rest. the movie really condenses the story and kind of twists things around.
i got this from kathrin's list and she said that "This book is for the child in me. I enjoy being like that from time to time. It makes life a bit easier, more fun, more enjoyable..."
thanks kathrin for the recommendation! i wonder if you are at all like mia and lilly. . . ? i love how they are nonconformists and are opinionated and stand up for their beliefs yet also have wacky fun. i love how mia finally learns to assert herself and wises up early to josh's (read most popular boy) antics and tells him off and stands up for herself. i wish they had had that in the movie. . .