Becky Jamieson


Excellent, Intermediate, Meg Cabot, Princess Diaries, Middle School, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction

Document Type

Book Review


Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison is an ordinary sixth grader. Her life is mostly happy with her friends and her art. Her only big problem is that Annabelle Jenkins, the most popular girl in sixth grade, is going to beat her up after school. However, Olivia’s ordinary life changes when Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia comes to school claiming Olivia as her sister. Olivia rides in a limousine to meet her royal father and grandmother in a hotel penthouse, but discovers being a princess comes with its own set of problems. The press will not leave her alone and always ask her mean questions. Now Olivia must also choose between living in America with her aunt and uncle and moving to Genovia with her dad. In the end, Olivia decides that Genovia is the place for her and after some struggle her father gets custody of her and takes her home to his palace.