A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Shows the downside of being famous and royal, including being hounded by paparazzi and the subject of gossip in magazines.
Appreciate all that you have. Make sacrifices to help family and friends.
Positive Role Models
Mia and her friends remain generous and caring as adults.
Violence & Scariness
Some protestors stake out the consulate where Princess Mia is staying, but their actions are limited to sign-waving and throwing oranges.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of sexual innuendo between Mia and her fiancé Michael. Also, they discuss role-playing while having sex, but nothing gets too graphic.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Minor drinking by adults; Mia's Grandmere smokes, but it's portrayed negatively.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Royal Wedding is the 11th book in Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries series and the first one written for grown-ups. Like the others in the series, Royal Wedding is narrated as a diary by Princess Mia, heir to the Genovian throne, and provides the backstory for a new middle-grade series about Mia's half-sister, Olivia. Though the tone remains as light and fun as the earlier books, the content is no longer G-rated. Mia and her fiancé, Michael, role-play sex games and send sexually suggestive texts, and the tabloids make a mockery of Mia’s supposed sexual exploits. Still, the feel-good attitude remains as friendship and love triumph again.
Is It Any Good?
Fans of the Princess Diaries series will be thrilled by the grown-up version that catches up with Mia and her lifelong friends five years after the events of the last Princess Diaries book. Mia's insecurities still plague her, and much of the fun of the book comes from her incessantly checking websites such as Rate the Royals, which compares her -- usually unfavorably -- to that real royal, Kate Middleton. Add to the backdrop Mia's tough Grandmere secretly working Mia's love life to her advantage in the press, a soap opera-worthy story of a long-lost half-sister, and Mia’s mixed-up father, and you have all the makings of another great Princess Diaries book.
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