Olivia's half sister, Princess Mia of Genovia, is getting married, and Olivia is excited and anxious about the wedding. She is also a new student at the Genovian Royal Academy, where she runs amuck of her spiteful cousin, Louisa. Olivia knows that a true princess is gracious and patient with everyone, but a new school, a sister's wedding, and a first crush, (on a real prince, no less) would unsettle anyone. And then there are the iguanas. Can Olivia hold it together, or is she on course for a real royal disaster?
This is the second in the Middle School Princess series by Meg Cabot. I liked the first one, and I liked this one too. It is light and fluffy, with a little drama, a little romance, and bit of fun. One of the interesting relationships is between Mia and her grandmother. The grandmother is not like the Julie Andrews character in the Princess Diaries movie. She is more concerned with maintaining the right appearances, than necessarily doing the right thing. She is conniving and controlling, in an endearing way, and Olivia thinks she is the greatest. There are other fun differences from the movie, like the fact that Mia is marrying Michael Moscovitz, Lilly's brother, instead of the royal guy she marries in the sequel movie. Anyway, this is a fun series for princess lovers. (282 p.)