The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Published October 13, 2011
- Author Meg Cabot
I’ve read some of Meg Cabot’s adult works, but would never have really thought of picking this one up. It’s a Young Adult work, but that doesn’t usually put me off. I guess the word Princess was really the problem. However, as part of my reading list, I was happy to give it a chance.
You know, I’m quite glad I did. For a book about unexpectedly finding out you’re a princess when you’re still at school and dealing with teenage issues, it was actually very realistic and easily readable. The last book I read that attempted a teenage diary style was by Dawn French, and that one really grated after a while.
This was completely different. I loved the style, I loved the short diary entries, and my only real complaint was that some of the updates were a bit forced. Would she really take her journal to a dance and write it whilst upset in the girls’ toilets? I’m not sure. But it didn’t really matter. It was good, and I actually might read some of the sequels as well.