Princess Academy is about a young girl named Miri, and the mountain village she lives in, Mount Eskel. One autumn day, a delegate from the city comes to tell the villagers that it had be said that the Crown Prince's bride will come from Mount Eskel, and by royal decree, all girls between the ages of twelve and seventeen are to go to a "princess academy" where they will learn to be proper ladies. After attending the academy for one year,one of the girls will be chosen by the prince to be his wife.
This book is filled with excitement as the girls fight against an mean teacher, learn how to help their families earn more, and debate with themselves over whether they want to be princess or not.
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yes! I thoroughly enjoyed it.