Synopses & Reviews
She's just a New York City girl living with her artist mom...
News Flash: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that's why a limo meets her at the airport!)
Downer: Dad can't have any more kids. (So no heir to the throne.)
Shock of the Century: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material.
Mia must take princess lessons from her dreaded grandmére, the dowager princess of Genovia, who thinks Mia has a thing or two to learn before she steps up to the throne.
Well, her father can lecture her until he's royal-blue in the face about her princessly duty -- no way is she moving to Genovia and leaving Manhattan behind. But what's a girl to do when her name is Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo?
Mia has a big year her first year of high school--she has her first kiss from her big crush, she shoves an ice-cream-cone into the sweater of her nemesis, and she finds out she's the crown princess of a European principality. Basis for Disney's feature film directed by Garry Marshall.
Just in time for the Disney feature-film release comes the paperback edition of "The Princess Diaries"--the story of a 14-year-old high school girl who discovers she's the crown princess of a European principality.
About the Author
Meg Cabot is the author of the best-selling, critically acclaimed, immensely popular Princess Diaries
novels, as well as All-American Girl, Haunted,
and two Regency novels, Nicola and the Viscount
and Victoria and the Rogue.
Meg was born in Bloomington, Indiana, and her childhood was spent in pursuit of air conditioning, of which there was little at the time in southern Indiana. A primary source proved to be the Monroe County Public Library, where Meg whiled away many hours, reading the complete works of Jane Austen, Judy Blume, and Barbara Cartland.
Armed with a fine arts degree from Indiana University, Meg moved to New York City, intent upon pursuing a career in freelance illustration. Illustrating, however, soon got in the way of Meg's true love, writing, and so she abandoned it and got a job as the assistant manager of an undergraduate dormitory at New York University, writing on the weekends, and whenever her boss wasn't looking.
Meg lives in New York City with her husband, Benjamin, a poet, financial market writer and fellow Hoosier, and their one-eyed cat, Henrietta.