Title: The Princess Diaries (Vol 1)
Author: Meg Cabot
Original Publication Date: 2000
Date I First Read: 2000
Basic Category: Teen/YA Fiction / Humor
Basic Summary: Mia discovers she is a princess, even though she does not really want to be one. The story is told in various formats (diary, IM, etc.)
What I Remember About the Book: I remember when it arrived, brand new, at the library where I worked. I started reading it in the staff room during my fifteen minute afternoon break. I didn’t want to put it down. I remember laughing out loud. I remember Mia’s mother painting. Her friends. Princess lessons!
What I Took Away From the Book: It would be fun for a while to find out you are a princess.
Rating (1-5 stars): 5
PS: I had the opportunity to meet Meg Cabot in 2004, and also heard her give a most energetic presentation. I had so much fun. She took a picture with me. This was before I had a digital camera. I need to find the print, and scan it once and for all. I also got a couple of books signed by Ms. Cabot. I wore a dress to this conference, and felt like kind of a dork. A couple of week later I wore the same dress to my great-aunt’s funeral.