FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCESS: ROYAL WEDDING DISASTER, by Meg Cabot/Feiwel & Friends/MacKids/Macmillan Publishing Group


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You are invited to a Genovian Royal Wedding in this second book pulled FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCESS, a Princess Diaries spin-off series, written and illustrated by New York Times-bestselling author Meg Cabot.

Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison still finds it hard to believe that she’s a real live PRINCESS OF GENOVIA. Not only does she get to live in an actual palace with her newly discovered family and two fabulous poodles (who all love her and think that she’s anything but ordinary!) but she also gets her very own PONY!

Of course, things aren’t going exactly like she imagined. Her half-sister Mia is very busy learning how to take over the country while trying to plan a wedding and her father is actually getting remarried himself-to Mia’s mother!-and spends most of his time “renovating” the summer palace, although Grandmere says he is just hiding from the wedding preparations. Olivia hardly gets to see either of them.

Fortunately, Grandmere has her own plans for Mia’s wedding, and needs Olivia’s help to pull them off. Just when Olivia starts to think that things are going to work out after all, the palace is invaded by a host of new cousins and other royals who all seem to be angry at Olivia (although Grandmere says they are just jealous).

As the day of the wedding gets closer and closer, Olivia becomes more and more worried. For such a carefully planned event, it seems like a LOT of things are going wrong… Can Olivia keep this royal wedding from becoming a royal disaster?

Out May 2016

288 Pages Approx.

MY THOUGHTS:

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

I and my daughters are big, huge fans of the Princess Diaries series.  So when I came across this particular series, I was very interested in seeing what the author made of it.

My special needs daughter, especially loves the Princess Diaries’s movies, and when I showed this book to her, she immediately wanted me to read it to her.

We laughed and talked about it incessantly.  It’s written for middle-grade readers in the contemporary genre, journal-style writing, first-person narrative. You’ll find humor and touching moments, some fun adventure and crazy antics that will keep you turning the pages to see what will happen next. The protagonist, Olivia, is Mia’s long lost sister.

Getting into the heads of any eleven/twelve year old is frightening enough, but the author is bang-on when conveying mood, dialogue, thoughts and craziness of the tweens in this book. The innocence and cuteness of this age is felt throughout the book. It’s perfect and fun!

It’s written as only Meg Cabot can, and if you enjoyed the Princess Diaries then you should give this book a go.

I gave it:

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five star rating

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