Here is a summary of what the book is about. Return to the world of Meg Cabot's bestselling and beloved Princess Diaries series in From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess-this time through the illustrated diary of a spunky new heroine: Princess Mia's long lost half- sister, Olivia!
Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison is a completely average twelve- year old: average height, average weight, average brown hair of average length, average brown skin and average hazel eyes.
The only things about her that aren't average are her name (too long and princess themed), her ability to draw animals (useful for her future career as a wildlife illustrator), and the fact that she is a half - orphan who has never met her father and is forced to live with her aunt and uncle (who treat her almost like their own kids, so she doesn't want to complain).
Then one completely average day, everything goes wrong: the most popular girl in school, Annabelle Jenkins, threatens to beat her up, the principal gives her a demerit, and she's knocked down at the bus stop... Until a limo containing Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia pulls up to invite her to New York to finally meet her father, who promptly invites her to come live with him, Mia Grandmere and her two fabulous poodles... Maybe Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison isn't so average after all!
I thought this book was very cute. I could see middle school kids reading this book. I thought it was written very well. I enjoyed the illustrations in the book.
I loved the fact that it was written in the diary format. I think it is good for a 12 year old girl to write her feelings down in a notebook.
The book is written from a 12 year old girls perspective and point of view. There is a sequel to this book called From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess Royal Wedding Disaster by Meg Cabot. Which I will read and review at another time.