Royal Wedding (The Princess Diaries #11)
by Meg Cabot
In ROYAL WEDDING, Princess Diaries XI, Princess Mia’s planned nuptials to longtime love Michael Moscovitz are in jeopardy when the paparazzi uncover a startling secret: Mia has a long lost younger sister.
Now a scheming politico is using the royal scandal to force Mia’s father from the throne, leaving Genovia without a monarch . . . unless Mia can prove to everyone—especially herself—that she’s finally fit to rule.
This book was FUNNY, FUNNY, FUNNY! I mean it, it was HILARIOUS. It had that anxious-filled quirkiness with a sprinkle of romantic good times. I totally recommend it for anyone coming out of a book hangover or just down in the dumps. You don’t have to have read the previous books to understand this one. This was the very first meg Cabot book I had read (*hangs head in shame*) and I LOVED and understood everything.
So let’s begin with Mia. She’s anxious, she’s beautiful, she’s down-to-earth and naive. Thumbs up for a realistic character, minus the whole Princess part of course. But seriously, I love how much she worries. The book begins with her juggling all the normal Princess things like dodging the Paprazzi by staying in her hotel room, making sure she doesn’t do anything stupid and trying to avoid a cyber stalker/bully. It’s dramatic and it’s humorous.
Then enter super sweet Michael. CAN HE GET ANYMORE PERFECT? As I was reading this, there was only one thought running through my head: I WISH BOYS WERE ACTUALLY LIKE THIS. Seriously, Michael was the epitome of the perfect guy. He’s gorgeous (1), smart (2), rich (3), kind (3), thinking of Mia (4), generous (5), doesn’t beat about the bush (6) and perfect (7).
The plot and writing itself was never a bore. There’s always a plot twist (won’t spill but it’s great) or some sort of funny banter. Mia’s missing sister is just fantastic. You can tell she had this tough kid shell because she was demanding yet smart. She seemed a lot like Mia herself. I loved how she doesn’t over-react to the news to her lineage and that she took everything with rationale.
But throughout this witty and humorous book, there are many underlying lessons about family, love, being a woman and living up to expectations. And many of these are as spot on and realistic as can be. An awesome book tht guarantees to give you fluttery, happy feelings.