History Literature / ThePrincessDiaries

17th Jun '16 9:01:55 PM gewunomox
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** Averted with Mia's own list of women she admires, where she lists women like: her mom, Lilly, a lady cop she saw, {{Madonna}}, Princess Diana, HillaryRodhamClinton, Picabo Street, Leola Mae Harmon (whose life story she saw on Lifetime), Joan of Arc, and {{Christy}}.

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** Averted with Mia's own list of women she admires, where she lists women like: her mom, Lilly, a lady cop she saw, {{Madonna}}, Princess Diana, HillaryRodhamClinton, Music/{{Madonna}}, UsefulNotes/PrincessDiana, UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton, Picabo Street, Leola Mae Harmon (whose life story she saw on Lifetime), Joan of Arc, Creator/{{Lifetime}}), UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc, and {{Christy}}.Literature/{{Christy}}.
14th May '16 11:32:32 PM nombretomado
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** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Mia talks about a reporter, stating that [[ShoutOut tv shows]] like MadMen and GameOfThrones teach that it doesn't matter if you dislike someone and/or have never forgiven them, you put those personal feelings aside for the job to be done.

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** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Mia talks about a reporter, stating that [[ShoutOut tv shows]] like MadMen ''Series/MadMen'' and GameOfThrones ''Series/GameOfThrones'' teach that it doesn't matter if you dislike someone and/or have never forgiven them, you put those personal feelings aside for the job to be done.
13th May '16 10:10:13 PM Adept
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''The Princess Diaries'' is a YoungAdult book series by MegCabot following the exploits of Amelia "Mia" Thermopolis, a teenager who goes to Albert Einstein High School and lives with her strongly liberal single mom. Her life changes drastically when her father comes for a visit. After being treated for testicular cancer, he is no longer able to have children. Because of this, he finally tells Mia a secret he, her mother, and her grandmother ("Grandmere") have been keeping from her for years: he is really the Prince of the fictional principality of Genovia. Because of his illness and treatment, Mia is now Her Royal Highness of the country and [[HiddenBackupPrince the heir to the throne of Genovia.]]

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''The Princess Diaries'' is a YoungAdult book series by MegCabot Creator/MegCabot following the exploits of Amelia "Mia" Thermopolis, a teenager who goes to Albert Einstein High School and lives with her strongly liberal single mom. Her life changes drastically when her father comes for a visit. After being treated for testicular cancer, he is no longer able to have children. Because of this, he finally tells Mia a secret he, her mother, and her grandmother ("Grandmere") have been keeping from her for years: he is really the Prince of the fictional principality of Genovia. Because of his illness and treatment, Mia is now Her Royal Highness of the country and [[HiddenBackupPrince the heir to the throne of Genovia.]]



* AdaptationDecay: The movies are referenced humorously as InUniverse examples. Almost every time they come up in the books, Mia makes a snide remark. She has little problem with the first movie, aside from how they portray her grandmother and how they kill her dad. The second film is the one she critiques for the decay (MegCabot has said that she liked the first film and hated the sequel).

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* AdaptationDecay: The movies are referenced humorously as InUniverse examples. Almost every time they come up in the books, Mia makes a snide remark. She has little problem with the first movie, aside from how they portray her grandmother and how they kill her dad. The second film is the one she critiques for the decay (MegCabot (Meg Cabot has said that she liked the first film and hated the sequel).
28th Apr '16 11:04:32 AM toongrrl1990
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In 2015, Meg released two spinoffs: ''Royal Wedding'' which is an adult novel that follows Mia as a 25-year old, and ''Literature/NotebooksOfAMiddleSchoolPrincess'', which follows Mia's recently revealed half-sister.

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In 2015, Meg released two spinoffs: ''Royal Wedding'' which is an adult novel that follows Mia as a 25-year old, and ''Literature/NotebooksOfAMiddleSchoolPrincess'', ''Literature/FromTheNotebooksOfAMiddleSchoolPrincess'', which follows Mia's recently revealed half-sister.
11th Feb '16 8:55:16 AM Jayalaw
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* HypocrisyNod: When Boris tries to comfort Mia and says she's unreasonable for [[spoiler: taking to bed after the nasty breakup with Michael]], Mia points out that he smashed a globe on his head [[spoiler: when Lilly cheated on him and broke up with him.]]



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
** In Book 2, Mia's mother expresses guilt for sending her parents to stay in a hotel. Mia thinks it's a pregnancy hormones since Helen doesn't get along with her parents.
** Mia in book 9, which is lampshaded. While spending HeroicBSOD [[spoiler: in bed, only getting up to binge eat desserts and ''meat'']], Grandmere shows up and demands that Mia attend a Domina Rei function and make a speech. Mia to make Grandmere go away agrees politely.



* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent

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* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudentOrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: At least, ordinary private school student.



* PetTheDog: Grandmere has her occasional moments:
** Defending Mia and taking her dress shopping for her dance date with Josh Richter, despite Mia's parents disagreeing.
** Encouraging Mia in book 3 to go to te Nondenominational Winter Dance and not spend the rest of her life hanging out on a fire escape.
** After blackmailing Mia into playing Princess Rosagunde for ''Braid!'', gives her the money [[spoiler: to make up the deficit in the student government that Mia created]].
** Saying that [[spoiler: she might have been wrong about Michael when Michael donates a Cardio Arm to Genovia without any preemption in Book 10. And suggesting that Mia sleep with Michael and JP to see which does better in bed, much to Mia's horror.]]



* TheOneThatGotAway: For Phillipe Renaldo, Mia's mother Helen. He tells Mia that letting her go was the worst decision he ever made even though she didn't want to be a princess.



* TookALevelInKindness: After years of being an AlphaBitch and a bully to Mia, Lana offers friendship following Mia's TraumaCongaLine in Book Ten, since Mia accepted an offer to speak at Domina Rei. Following a shopping spree at Bendel's, Mia realizes that Lana is NotSoDifferent from Lilly.

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* TookALevelInKindness: After years of being an AlphaBitch and a bully to Mia, Lana offers friendship following Mia's TraumaCongaLine in Book Ten, Nine, since Mia accepted an offer to speak at Domina Rei. Following a shopping spree at Bendel's, Mia realizes that Lana is NotSoDifferent from Lilly.


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* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Prince Phillipe and his romantic conquests. He thinks that Helen is his one true love but assisted her in eloping with Mr. Giannini.
7th Jan '16 11:19:09 AM nombretomado
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* ShutUpKirk: When Lilly expresses worry that the plot of ''Braid!'' involves, among other things, MaritalRapeLicense and war, Grandmere points out that lots of musicals have heavy stuff, like SouthPacific, WestSideStory, and JesusChristSuperstar. Mia is chagrined that Grandmere has actually make a good point.

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* ShutUpKirk: When Lilly expresses worry that the plot of ''Braid!'' involves, among other things, MaritalRapeLicense and war, Grandmere points out that lots of musicals have heavy stuff, like SouthPacific, WestSideStory, ''Theatre/SouthPacific'', ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', and JesusChristSuperstar.''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar''. Mia is chagrined that Grandmere has actually make a good point.
3rd Dec '15 9:39:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* TwoDecadesBehind: Tons of references to [[PrettyInPink classic]] [[SayAnything 80's]] [[DirtyDancing teen]] movies and TV shows like Series/PartyOfFive and ''Series/{{Charmed}}''..

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* TwoDecadesBehind: Tons of references to [[PrettyInPink [[Film/PrettyInPink classic]] [[SayAnything [[Film/SayAnything 80's]] [[DirtyDancing [[Film/DirtyDancing teen]] movies and TV shows like Series/PartyOfFive and ''Series/{{Charmed}}''..
1st Dec '15 5:58:18 AM Jayalaw
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* MaritalRapeLicense: Mia's ancestress Rosagunde fell victim to this when an invader forced her to marry him and drink wine out of her dead father's skull, which led to other things before she strangled him with her hair. Lilly points this out when Grandmere wants to make a musical about Rosagunde.



** Mia realizes that [[spoiler: Lana]] and Lilly can both make mean remarks; the difference is that Lilly hides it behind her InsufferableGenius personality.

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** Mia realizes that [[spoiler: Lana]] and Lilly can both make mean remarks; the difference is that Lilly hides it behind her InsufferableGenius personality.personality while with Lana AtLeastIAdmitIt.



* OffWithHisHead: This is how one of Mia's ancestors dealt with an invader, by sneaking into his tent and cutting off his head. Mia is impressed when Grandmere tells her this tale.



* ReallyGetsAround: Mia's father to the point were it's kind of surprising she's his only kid.
** [[spoiler: Actually, she isn't. There will be a sequel series about Mia's half-sister called Literature/FromTheNotebooksOfAMiddleSchoolPrincess]]

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* ReallyGetsAround: ReallyGetsAround:
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Mia's father to the point were it's kind of surprising she's his only kid.
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where [[spoiler: Actually, she isn't. There there will be a sequel series about Mia's half-sister called Literature/FromTheNotebooksOfAMiddleSchoolPrincess]]Literature/FromTheNotebooksOfAMiddleSchoolPrincess]]
** Lilly, starting with her cheating on Boris with Mia's cousin Hank.



** Mia becomes this trope over the course of the series, which is {{Lampshaded}} by other characters in Book 10.

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** Mia becomes this trope over the course of the series, which is {{Lampshaded}} by other characters in Book 10.10, and she lands in a "Hot" column in a magazine.


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* ShutUpKirk: When Lilly expresses worry that the plot of ''Braid!'' involves, among other things, MaritalRapeLicense and war, Grandmere points out that lots of musicals have heavy stuff, like SouthPacific, WestSideStory, and JesusChristSuperstar. Mia is chagrined that Grandmere has actually make a good point.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Lilly to [[spoiler: Mia]] in Book Nine, which includes Lilly angrily announcing that [[spoiler: she created the hate site about Mia]]. Later on Lilly is very regretful about it.
** Mia gives one to [[spoiler: JP]] for telling about a dozen lies, including [[spoiler: that he broke up with Lilly merely because Mia had broken up with Michael.]]


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* WhatTheHellHero:
** Mia calls out Michael for [[spoiler: not only helping Judith Gershner cheat on her boyfriend, but not telling Mia that he had lost his virginity.]] Note that Mia is a health freak and a minor with self-esteem issues. Later on Mia regrets this, but Michael ''two years later'' admits that she was right.
** Lilly towards Mia for [[spoiler: kissing JP after the latter had broken up with Lilly, and then going on a "platonic" date with him. This leads to a two-year rift between the two.]]
** Michael towards [[spoiler: Lilly]] for creating a hate site about Mia, and orders her to be nice to the latter. [[spoiler: Lilly later on]] says that the reason she didn't try to make amends is because "how do you apologize for something like that?"


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* YourCheatingHeart:
** Lilly cheats on Boris with Mia's cousin and a busboy and later breaks up with Boris. He doesn't take it well.
** Becomes a case of LaserGuidedKarma [[spoiler: JP was emotionally cheating]] on Lilly, pining after Mia instead.
** Following a platonic lunch date, [[spoiler: Mia and Michael have a passionate makeout session in a horse carriage]] while the former is in a relationship with another guy. Mia has a lot of mixed feelings about it.
5th Nov '15 5:54:01 AM Jayalaw
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* BilingualBackfire: While driving [[spoiler: Olivia]] to New York, Mia and Grandmere have a rapid, tense conversation in French about the Qalif refugee situation. [[spoiler: Olivia]] then interjects, revealing she knows enough French to get the gist, and comes up with a creative solution for the problem.


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* DrowningMySorrows: After Mia reveals to her dad that [[spoiler: she knows about Olivia]], Philippe shows up at the embassy where Mia is hiding and they both indulge in some schnapps. Somehow this also allows them to bond.


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* {{Squee}}: [[spoiler: Olivia]] gives a happy squeal when she sees her [[spoiler: father Philippe]] and leaps into his arms for a hug.


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* TakeThatAudience: Meg Cabot through Grandmere points out the absurdity of RonTheDeathEater, since Grandmere only doesn't like Ron because he's a redhead.
5th Nov '15 5:54:01 AM Jayalaw
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