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The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there's nothing worse than being a five-foor-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?

My thoughts
I really enjoyed this having spent so many years now without reading them. I'm not going to review as such as I think that all that can be said about these books is out there in the world. I can say I really enjoyed it and found it such an easy and funny read that I am very much looking forward to reading through the rest of the series as and when the rest of the new covers are reissued. I must admit I was never tempted to pick the series up because the old covers were so dated and cartoon childlike that it put me off whereas the new ones are so up to date that they make me want to pick them up.

Since finishing the first one I managed to get new covers of book 2 and 3 which are at the top of my TBR pile for the summer holidays