The Princess Diaries is not your typical princess story. You would think that a girl might be somewhat thrilled at the idea of finding out that she is a princess, but this is not the case for Mia. Her parents kept it from her until it became clear that her father could no longer have any more children. Her parents were not together so the secret that he was a Prince was a little easier to contain although it does not seem likely. Mia does not take the news well and acts out. Grandma is called in for reinforcements, which for a while only makes things worse. To make matters even more complicated two love interest enter the picture all centering around a dance; one with pure intentions the other only seeking to benefit himself. The story is told through diary entries that make for a most interesting and entertaining read. If you are thinking I have already seen the movie I don’t need to read the book think again because there are major differences. But if you have not seen the movie you should check it out to, it is very cute.