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The Princess Diaries, by Meg Cabot

emmay's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? N/A
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

3.5

fandomjaxxox's review against another edition

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funny hopeful lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

kdanforth4's review against another edition

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lighthearted

4.0

richieeeee's review against another edition

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4.0

3.5

sharonswyers's review against another edition

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5.0

anne hathaway narrated the audiobook and it's

starbound's review against another edition

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4.0

Jeg hadde lyst til å lese denne boka, fordi jeg elsker filmene som er basert på den. Fra tidligere erfaringer med bok-film-adapsjoner så skjønte jeg at det kom til å være store forskjeller -- og det var det også. De to største forskjellene er kanskje at i boka er faren til Mia levende og bestemoren er et monster, mens i filmen er det omvendt.
Jeg ble ihvertfall veldig glad i boka mens jeg leste den. Den er skrevet i dagbokform (som tittelen røper) og er morsom og lettlest. I tillegg syntes jeg det var artig å kjenne seg igjen i hovedpersonen (jeg heter også Mia, skriver dagbok og har kongelige forfedre).

Har ikke lest så mye chicklit tidligere, men jeg har oppdaget at jeg liker sjangeren ganske godt. Jeg kommer ihvertfall til å lese hele denne serien (jeg er nesten ferdig med andreboka nå og har nr. tre og fire i bokhylla)!

the_library's review against another edition

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emotional lighthearted reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

raginilk's review against another edition

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3.0

School nerd, the ugly girl suddenly finds out she is a princess. Is this where all the 'secret princess ' plot lines came up?

Mia is ‘‘struggling’’, and her struggles are entertaining. Of course, her struggles consist of being single, unpopular, forced to go to princess lessons with her dreadful (and one-dimensional) grandmother, as well sucking at maths… among other equally life-altering struggles. It's ridiculous.

But there is a reason this series has been read so many times and still has a low rating.
What saves this book from being just another YA journal-style teenage girl's whining is Mia's liveliness, her humour and, well, her. She's a wonderful protagonist but not a good role model. In fact I am very frustrated with her. She is kind of a doormat at times but then she is sixteen. But she is a very original character. She's a conscientious worrier, and wants to join Greenpeace to save the whales. She's a bit of a drag, really, and that makes her infinitely likeable.

Basically, this book is trashy, repetitive, cliché, under-developed, poorly-written, cheesy + corny, unrealistic sprinkled with identity issues.

I shouldn’t even be giving it such a high rating. But sue me, I had a lot of fun in her head.

hmnelly's review against another edition

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lighthearted fast-paced

3.0

jim_380512's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted relaxing

3.75