Thursday, 9 July 2009

princess diaries

this is my favorite serial ever :)
and by the way. i've disappeared from a long time for this blog. i've been a bit busy, but well, tonight is quite free. and i'll write about my favorite book review. please do read :)


such a modern fairy tale. a story of a girl named Mia Thermopolis, ordinary teenager at New York City. She is a freshman of Albert Einsten High School. She lives with her mother, an artist named Helen Thermopolis. Helen and her husband, Phillipe has divorced and as long as Mia know her father is a very 'powerful' man at France. and suddenly one day she finds out that she's a heir of a minor European principality named Genovia. she finds out that her father is a crown prince of Genovia, her grandmother (known as grandmere) is the dowager princess of Genovia and her chateau near France is a property of the kingdom that someday she'd rule.
since then, her colorful day began.

despite the fact that she's one of the unpopular kids at school, that she is 6 foot tall, vegetarian, flat chested, flunking algebra, and rather nerdy (but she's really smart and creative, and she do cares a lot about environment-she loves greenpeace-) suddenly her life turns into a new life that she never even thought before.
camera and reporters everywhere.
limousine ride to school everyday.
Lars, full time bodyguard to guide her everyday everywhere.
her face at the headline of newspaper.
a sudden change of behavior from her peers.
a fight with her life time bestfriend, Lilly Moscovitz-literally a genius, who has her own show at local cable tv named Lilly tells it like it is- and find new loving friend named Tina Hakim Baba-a dreamer and romantic novel addict- her father is so rich (maybe mr. hakim baba owns some oli refinery) that she has to be guarded by bodyguard everyday.
fyi, Mia and Tina make promise to lose their precious gift (virginity, i mean, aaaww) at the prom night. omg omg :p
Princess Lesson with her chatty and noisy Granmere, everyday.
attending balls, parties, and other formal principality occasions.
even her crush, the most popular jerks at school dumped his girlfriend for her-the girlfriend is her life time enemy, a famous cheerleader at her school named Lana Weinberger.

being princess is not that easy and pleasant. her life changes dramatically. and she hardly cope with it.
after fighting hard with a lot of ups and downs. finally, she found her true love (well, at that time it seems that that boy is her true love for-ever) her bestfriend's-Lilly Moscovitz- older brother named Michael Moscovitz. Mia has adored Michael forever :)
Michael Moscovitz is well. perfect (i'd really love to have boyfriend like that too)
he's a total valedictorian, science freak, super handsome, member of a band, and goes to college at Colombia University. ok, he's a bit shy and all, but the things that he does to Mia is actually all very sweet :) that was very lucky of her to get Michael..

but the book still hasn't ended there.
with Michael, her life is still so full of upsides downs and surprises.
Mia also runs for the school president against her life time enemy, Lana. oh what a moment :p
at one book, Mia appeared to be concern with Lana's view that college boy always expect their girlfriend to do sex with their girlfriend LOL. and Mia also meets a boy named J.P., a drama and literature lover and a son of a famous movie director, that has as creative brain as Mia, and he hates corn (omg) and Mia writes short story about him, about a boy that hates corn so much until he comitts suicide by jumping into moving train (LOL)
and suddenly Mia has to play a role in a drama named braid together with that boy as the main role (and her Granmere made the scenario and stuffs)

and after that, the big disaster comes. it's from the book number 8~

Michael (which is genius like i've mentioned before) have a chance to work at Japan to make a robotic arm to perform cardiac surgery and have to go for years. she begins to suffer before her boyfriend's departure date. what if he fallen for a cute japanese girl? what if? what if? what if? and finally she decide to have sex with Michael. but when they're about to do it, Mia discover that Michael has lost his precious gift a long long time ago. and Mia is really furious and accuse Michael as a liar.
and they break up.
and Mia also become close with J.P. at the same time (when J.P. is also being Lilly's boyfriend)
and at Michael's departure day, Mia still hasn't said anything.. and she kissed J.P. (who had been very helpful and nice to her) in front of Lilly and Michael.
Lilly turns to loathe her.
Michael goes to japan without any word.

and book number 9? Mia is depressed. really depressed ( i can understand her feeling, i will be that depressed if i lose someone ) Mia turns to be a bit mentally shaken and she has to go to therapy, Michael doesn't give any indication that he will ask Mia to be hers again, Lilly is ignoring her and being super mean to her, and someone makes that really torns her apart.
but finally, she can recover. and also at the end of the 9th book, he kisses J.P. and start to consider to open her heart for someone new.
and finally i read the 10th book. just yesterday.
the 10th book actually has been launched since january or december, but due to my university test i couldn't read it at all.

oh, and i won't give any spoiler. because the 10th book is the best of all :)
ok, a bit of spoiler then. 2 years after the 9th book Mia finally spend her last day at high school. ok, she gets into every school she applied and she thinks it's all because of her being a princess.
and she says to everyone that her senior project is about an essay of olive oil making history at genovia. but it's actually a 200 pages romance novel.
and prom night is approaching, and she is unsure whether she wants to go with J.P. or not, and J.P. still hasn't asked her to go.
Michael Moscovitz.. is coming back from japan! he has succesfully made the robotic arm, and becoming a millionare right now. and he's back in TOWN.

well, just read it if you wanna know who WILL be the REALLY TRUE LOVE OF MIA :)

*well this book is really worth reading. it's so funny and romantic, for those who love comedy-romance. and meg cabot is a real genius, i love her and her book, and i also really want to have a writing like her, she tells the story in a simple but meaningful language and also she has a really strong characterization.
forgive me for the long and bad review and bad english. i just love to write so much and i wanna be a good writer someday :)