Happy Wednesday, fellow bibliophiles, and thank you for visiting my stop on the So You Want to Be a Princess blog tour! This tour consists of essays written by bloggers about what they would do if they woke up one morning and found themselves to be a princes or princesses. There is also a giveaway on this stop, thanks to our wonderful friends at Macmillan!
Title: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess (From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess #1)
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan)
Release Date: May 19, 2015
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, Grandmère and her two fabulous poodles...
Maybe Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison isn't so average after all!
What I Would Do If I Woke Up a Princess
As a mother, I don't get too many opportunities to be selfish. However, if I woke up one morning and found myself to be a princess, I would exercise a little bit of selfishness - in the beginning.
The first thing I would do if I woke up a princess is roll back over and wake up at a more reasonable hour. My five o'clock alarm clock is a little ridiculous. I mean, who doesn't prefer to wake up with the sun shining in the windows on them?! And, of course, I would require a breakfast of pancakes from scratch, fresh fruit, egg whites, and maybe a filet mignon for protein to get me through the day. I mean, I'm sure being a princess would be hard work, and I'd need some energy to get me through my first day!
A princess doesn't have to have a normal job, so I'd probably have to take a leave of absence from my job as a librarian. (I know myself too well to quit for good (I love my job that much), so a few weeks off is probably the most I could survive.) I would have to go shopping and get a makeover so I could look fabulous for my fans...er...subjects. I'm sure a quick private flight to New York City could be arranged because I'm sure My Highness only deserves the very best!
And, knowing me, I would probably be tired of the entourage, cameras, questions, and shopping by early afternoon. I would be ready to go back to my old life. I'd probably drag it all out as long as it required for me to get a nice European vacation, and then I would happily abdicate the throne.
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About the Author
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Meg Cabot is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series. Born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, Meg also lived in Grenoble, France, and Carmel, California, before moving to New York City after graduating with a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Indiana University. She is the author of numerous books for adults and children, including five #1 New York Times bestsellers. Over 25 million copies of her books have been sold worldwide. Meg Cabot currently lives in Key West with her husband and cat.
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