Author: Meg Cabot
Published: 2008 (first published 2003)
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Description: What? A princess??
Me??? Yeah, right.
Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there's nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra.
Is she ever in for a surprise.
First Mom announces that she's dating Mia's Algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. And guess who still doesn't have a date for the Cultural Diversity Dance? (via Goodreads)
Thoughts: It was a pretty easy and quick read for me. The characters are well-developed and there were some interesting subplots that kept me entertained.
Bottom line: For those that have seen the movie, you may find the book more interesting and the characters more developed. Highly recommended for teen readers.