The Princess Diaries - Meg Cabot Re-read after a couple of years

I remembered I liked this book a lot, so I got a copy to re-read it. And I have to say, 4 stars was not enough. Meg Cabot is a wonderful writer. And not in the 'profoundness' way, but in the 'this-is-a-great-way-of-spending-the-evening' way. She always writes about awkward and ordinary girl who just happens to be not really a next-door-girl.

I watched the movie, and I liked it a lot. However, the book is much funnier. I was giggling the whole time. I guess I really like the diary-type kind of book, because you can understand the heroine's feelings, you can identify with some of her insecurities, and sometimes, you can even think that you are -or were- just like her.

And it is not only Mia the character I like. Lilly, her best friend, was sooo funny, even if she acted like a spoiled bitch sometimes. But that is why I liked her, cuz in most teen books, the best friend is sometimes so stereotype. And Michael is not the boring, shy character of the movie (at least, I found him boring in the movie). Instead, he is just... nice and cute and amusing.

One fact that I also find better in the book is that her father is alive, and her Grandmere is a kind of witch (I loved her 'mean' laugh, that was soo hilarious). Special mentions: Tina, Mia's mother, Mr. G, Principal Gupta, Lars... seriously, I think I like every single character. And reading the book made me realize I miss school and Algebra. If the book could accomplished that, it means it is a really good book.

Now my goal is to read all the books in this series.