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From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.

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In an interesting twist on what could have been a fluffy secret-royalty story, Cabot's tale of a mixed-race princess and bullying classmates adds punch and relevancy to the Princess Diaries series. The answers don't come simply for Olivia, yet there isn't an overplayed sense of tragic longing. Instead, when tested, Olivia stands up for and rescues herself by facing her fears and her detractors with the grace of a princess. This novel is a great way to ease readers, who may not be ready for Cabot's longer works, into the Princess Diaries series.

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