The Royal Diaries by numerous authors
Each book is a fictional diary of a real royal female as a child from all over the world. Though the stories aren’t real, it does involve real historical figures. The series tells the stories of well-known female royalties such as Cleopatra (Egypt), Marie Antoinette (France), Anastasia (Russia), etc to those not as popular like Anacaona (Haiti), Nzingha (Africa), and Kaiulani (Hawaii). It takes a closer look on the lives of these princesses as little kids. Being a little girl when I read the book, I couldn't help but be a little jealous of them because who wouldn't want to be a princess, right?
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
What I learned from reading the first few pages of this book when I was a kid was that adults suck and they will never understand what you draw. But really, The Little Prince tells the story of the Prince leaving his planet and follows his adventures around the 6 planets he visited before coming to Earth and befriending the narrator of the story. A universally loved book, it gives a bit of a nostalgic feel with the simplicity of it and how it's just s book about a kid telling stories of his adventures with life lessons hidden in between the lines. I might just dig through the depths of my closet right now just to re-read this classic.
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
If there’s going to be a little prince, of course there should also be a little princess. I loved this story. Sara Crewe lived the luxurious life with her father until the day of her 11th birthday, her dad dies and Sara is left penniless. She thinks of herself as a princess as means to cope and to get through the hard times brought upon her after her father's death. It's uplifting to know that even as a little girl, she refused to let the bad things get to her, using her imagination and cleverness to get by.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The story of The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern is narrated by William Goldman and he only talks about the good parts. Of course, there never really was an original book... Wait, what? Yep, it’s really just William Goldman telling the “good parts” of the story that he heard from his dad growing up but of course it never really was that way. So what’s the book about? True love, some hate, a little revenge, a few giants, a little fencing and fighting on the side, lies, and truth for a start.
The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot
The Princess Diaries follows the story of Mia Thermopolis, an ordinary 15-year-old girl who one day finds out she's the princess and sole heir to the throne of a small but proud European country. A hilarious series that tells the tale of Mia's journey from ordinary teenage girl in New York struggling to live a normal life to a princess of her own right in kingdom of Genovia. Reading these books as a kid and watching the movie, everyone's inner little girl is just gushing thinking, why can't I secretly be a princess too?
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