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Not very original
on 22 December 2001
This is an updated traditional fairytale.
Meg Cabot is a great writer and I just couldn't put this down. The only thing is though, is how this is such a typically 'teenage' book. There's romance, she gets the boy she wants, there's a hiccup, then everything turns out fine and very slushy. Mia is a character that everyone can relate to as she has the problems we all have about looks and school- but this has all been done before. The saving grace for this book is Mia and how gripping it is. The plot is paper thin after she discovers she's a princess.