By Meg Cabot
New York: Feiwel & Friends, 2015.
Pages 102 Grades 4-6.
So, I went to Joseph Beth Booksellers and heard Meg Cabot was touring with her new book, since I loved the Princess Dairies I decided to hang out and see if it was a book I could use with my middle school students or it is one of her YA or adult books. It is a great book for grades 4 through 6 and it ties to her Princess Diary Books about Princess Mia Thermopolis.
Let’s face it middle school is mostly about relationships, who is in your classes, whose locker is next to yours and who you sit with at lunch or on the bus. That is what Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison is experiencing in middle school. Olivia is pretty average student with average looks who lives with her aunt and uncle since her mom’s death. The only things not average are Olivia’s really long name and her ability to draw. So why the most popular girl in school, Annabelle Jenkins tells her to meet her at the flag pole after school for a proper beat down comes as huge surprise to Olivia and her friends. In fact, Olivia and Annabelle used to be friends—whatever could have happened to Annabelle to say that she is going to beat up “Princess Olivia”. What’s with the princess title thinks Annabelle. Olivia shows up to try and talk some sense into Annabelle but when Annabelle shoves her and the crowd around her starts yelling Fight, Fight, Fight—it is looking bad for Olivia. Then a limousine pulls up and someone calls Olivia, by her full name, and there standing next to the limo is Princess Mia Thermopolis. Fight over and Olivia’s life gets changed forever. Find out through Olivia’s 4 days of journal writing what could possibly change her life in a way she could never imagine. Fun, cute, quick read Meg Cabot style!