First published in 2000, the Princess Diaries books have taken the teen and ‘tween’ audience to a whole new level of fantastic fiction. Written by Meg Cabot, the Princess Diaries books are centred around a 14 year old teenager in New York City and readers will soon learn that she is the princess of a small European city. One minute, Amelia is a fairly ordinary girl and the next, she has bodyguards at her side because she is royalty! There are an incredible 10 titles in the complete Princess Diaries collection, and follow Amelia through ups and downs with a twist in each story. From taking lessons to become the perfect princess to a global move, every angle of being a member of the royal family is covered in the Princess Diaries. It’s no surprise that the Princess Diaries books have topped bestseller charts across the UK and US, making them a popular choice for young readers.
Perfect for children aged between 9-14, the Princess Diaries books recognise the importance of culture, but you can expect the odd celebrity to be name-dropped in here too.