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My parents bought me this book years ago when we were on holiday, but I'd never got around to picking it up until now. At the age of 22 I thought I'd be too old to appreciate Mia's adventures, but I was wrong. Cabot's writing is funny, addictive and believable. I was drawn into Mia's world and I loved it. In fact I only took a short break between reading the first and second instalments of the series, but even then I found myself missing Mia and her crazy adventures. My only disagreement with th...
The first two books in the series are fun and lighthearted. A nice easy read.
When I was a little child I saw that movie on TV.. it turned out that it was later my favourite movie. Years later - that time I watched the movie another time - I thought it would be a good idea to read the book, too. I really had high expectations but they were fulfilled. Especially for teens or young adults (like me) this book is definitely a suggestion for someone who loves reading and forgetting everything around.
Mia is a lot whinier than I remembered. Lilly is a horrible friend. Tina is adorable, though, still one my all time favorite characters. It didn't hold up as well as I hoped it would, but I still enjoyed this.
Personally, I find Mia very immature and self-centered in these first two books of the Princess Diaries series. All she cares about is finding a date and getting a boyfriend.
'Mia Tells It Like It Is' is composed of the first two books in 'The Princess Diaries' series. I watched (and liked) the movie years ago, and it is, in comparison, surprisingly, a notch more Disney. Like the movie, it's cute and amusing, but a tad less warm and fuzzy (still fairly saccharine though). It's written like a journal, with each entry taking about a page or two, interspersed with various academic notes and todos, so it is a ridiculously fast read. It is also completely filled with NYC
The Princess Diaries is very cute. Meg Cabot does a good job of taking a scenario that isn't quite so realistic (your dad is a prince of a country, and you don't know that even though you've had to research it for school? Come on now) and somehow making it believable, and even realistic. I'm a fourteen-year-old princess, sole heir of the throne of Genovia? Pfft, not so far-fetched. But Meg Cabot makes it work. I don't know how she does it, but she succeeds every time.As for the rest of it, Mia i...
Well, after watching the movies and knowing the series for years I have finally decided to read it. I expected quite a lot, since I have read some of Meg Cabot's stories and liked it. She was actually pretty smart to be able to write on a diary kind of format, and to write it as a teenager.I can relate to Mia most of the time, but I just didn't like the story. I like the idea and the characters but I just hated the plot. It's a little too short (I don't get it, was it intended for younger people...
It's an awesome book. "Mia Tells It Like It Is" is a combination of Book 1 - The Princess Diaries and Book 2 - The Princess In The Spotlight. In love with the series. The series are beautifully written by Meg Cabot. I enjoyed the flow of the story. A perfect dreamy one.
I thought I might be too old (28) to enjoy this book... But I was wrong! Now I want to read Mia's other stories!
Lots of fun. I did have to consciously leave all of my "preconceived notions" (supplied by the movie) behind in order to really enjoy this, but once I did, it really was fun.
it's super duper funny..i like it very much..
I was surprised how much I liked the book since I loved the movie.
I LOVE this series, it's cool to read the adult version of the series. I've read both now (or I will when I finish this one).
I really hate every single book in this series--they all read like an idle 1997 IM chat session between two 13 year-olds. No matter how old Mia gets it's still the same tone, no growth or maturity.