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Teen SRC 2019 – The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Princess Diaries - Cabot, Meg

I’ve seen the movie, we’ve all seen the movie, except (obviously, I think) the book is so much better (no offense intended to Anne Hathaway, Julie Andrews, LOL, the movie was great.)

Amelia Thermopolis isn’t the popular girl, the nerdy girl, she isn’t even the artsy girl. Mia is just a regular kid with regular kid problems when her dad tells her that he is the prince of a small European country which makes her, Mia, the princess of Genovia. Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo can choose to stay in Manhattan and continue pretending to be a normal girl (not a princess) on the condition that she will take princess lessons from Grandmère (grandmother in french) in preparation of when she will ascend to the throne. Her father will also donate a hundred dollars a day to Greenpeace in her name if she agrees to the princess lessons. Mia, being the steadfast vegetarian she is, accepts because of that last part.

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Teen SRC 2019 – Royals by Rachel Hawkins

Royals by Rachel Hawkins is a fun, lighthearted romance/drama story that made me laugh so hard and wish I were living in the book.

It’s about a girl named Daisy who’s older sister Eleanor is engaged to the Scottish Prince. However, having a soon-to-be-princess as her sister means Daisy has landed quite a few tabloid articles too, and not all of them are positive. Over the summer, Daisy and her family are invited to Scotland to properly meet the royal family and their relatives + friends (dukes and duchesses, bishops etc.) where she meets the prince’s younger brother Sebastien and his best friend Miles. Throughout the story, Daisy gets into many adventures with them and goes through the process of learning how to behave royally, making maaany mistakes throughout…

I give this book a solid 9/10 but I definitely wouldn’t recommend it to everyone. It’s a 9/10 for me because I happen to like cheesy, cliche and fun romances but it’s definitely not for everybody 🙂 If you do decide to give it a try though, I daresay you’ll at least crack a smile because that’s the effect Daisy had on me!