Welcome to a new blog meme here at YA Book Nerd. I realized that I read SO many series books that I should talk about them as a whole. Not to say that every series I'm going to talk about I've finished - but my thoughts my help you pick up and start a new series.
Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Everyone knows I love these books. Before I read Royal Wedding, I did something out of character for me. I re-read the entire series. I enjoyed it as much as I did the first time around - it was funny, charming, smart, refreshing, honest, and it tugged at my heart strings.
Here are the things that stood out for me:
Pop culture references: Star Wars and more
Being smart and weird is great
love for romance books
Diverse cast of characters
Realistic friendships: fights between friends, how they know you better than anyone, and how they challenge you to become a better person
book references (Ransom My Heart)
written has journals: mix of notes, homework, and Mia's innermost thoughts
Fun lists in the book (sometimes by Mia and Lilly, sometimes just Mia)
Mia's big heart