Title: Princess in Waiting.
Author: Meg Cabot.
Genre: Fiction, teen, romance, humour, YA.
Publication Date: April, 2003.
Summary: Never before has the world seen such a Princess. Nor have her own subjects, for that matter. But Genovian politics are nothing next to Mia's real troubles. Between canceled dates with her long-sought-after royal consort, a second semester of the dreaded Algebra, more princess lessons from Grandmère, and the inability to stop gnawing on her fingernails, isn't there anything Mia is good at besides inheriting an unwanted royal title?
My rating: 6/10
♥ More coaching on what is okay versus not okay to say to Prince William when I meet him.
"I am very pleased to make your acquaintance." -- Okay.
"Has anyone ever told you that you look like Heath Ledger?" -- Not okay.
♥ I wanted to add something like I missed you or I love you, but I don't know, it just felt too weird, and I couldn't do it. I mean, it's embarrassing, telling the person you love that you love them. It shouldn't be, but it is. Also, it didn't seem like something Jane Eyre would do. Unless, you know, she had just discovered the man she loved had gone blind in a heroic attempt to rescue his crazy firebug wife from an inferno she'd set herself.
Asking me out to dinner and a movie didn't really seem the same, somehow.
MIA AND LILLY'S LIST OF ROMANTIC HEROINES AND THE VALUABLE LESSONS EACH TAUGHT US
1. Jane Eyre from Jane Eyre:
Stick to your convictions and you will prevail.
2. Lorna Doone from Lorna Doone:
Probably you are secretly royalty and an heiress, only no one has told you yet (this applies to Mia Thermopolis, as well.)
3. Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice:
Boys like it when you are smart-alecky.
4. Scarlett O'Hara from Gone with the Wind:
5. Maid Marian from Robin Hood:
It is a good idea to learn how to use a bow and arrow.
6. Jo March from Little Women:
Always keep a second copy of your manuscript handy in case your vindictive little sister throws your first draft on the fire.
7. Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables:
One word: Clairol.
8. Marguerite St. Just from The Scarlet Pimpernel:
Check our your husband's rings before you marry him.
9. Catherine, from Wuthering Heights:
Don't get too big for your britches or you, too, will have to wander the moors in lonely heartbreak after you die.
10. Tess from Tess of the d'Urbervilles: