DD (9 yo) LOVES the Disney Princess Diaries movie starring Ann Hathaway, so I was excited to see the book in the “sale” pile at the store.
BIG mistake. I’m just happy I decided to read it first!
Definitely NOT Disney-esque! I got through the first three chapters which describe, in great detail, French kissing, the main character’s illegitimate birth, her father’s testicular cancer and related inability to have more children (thus the need for her to be informed that she is heir to the throne.) Not sure I’d even have a high school student read it. EEEK. Disney REALLY had to fluff this one up for the movie. The list of rather adult topics goes on and on. She finds her algebra teacher in his boxer shorts in her kitchen one morning after a “date” with her mom. I could go on, but won’t.
Be forewarned…..it bares little resemblance to the cute little movie with Ann Hathaway and Julie Andrews.