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Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king's priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king's ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess.
Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits seek out the academy to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together and use a power unique to the mountain dwellers to save herself and her classmates.
Hardcover, 314 pages
Published on April 1, 2007 by Perfection Learning
ISBN-10: 0756981808
ISBN-13: 9780756981808
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  • readwriter
    readwriterFriday, September 18, 2015 at 6:45 pm55 stars
    This is about a girl named Miri, after the beautiful flower that conquered stone. Born and raised on Mount Eskel, Miri stays home to take care of the goats and do the trading for the family while her sister and father work in the Linder Quarry. One day, a man from the castle in the Lowlands comes and announces that the priests have said the prince's bride would come from Mt. Eskel. All the girls of Mt. Eskel from ages 14-17 are required to go to a Princess Academy to learn how to be a princess. The teacher is very strict and Miri has a hard time getting through the day. But as the winter goes on, Miri discovers something very useful and, with it, gets through the year. But that was only half the trouble. When the prince leaves without choosing a bride, and takes the guards with him, will Miri, the teacher, and the rest of the girls be able to protect themselves from the unknown danger lurking outside the walls of the Princess Academy?
    • sgand1
      sgand1Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 3:37 pm55 stars
      I absolutely love this book. It shows how your life can be changed in a split second and how your future will always prevail. I can describe this book in one way; inspiring. Must read it
      • lemonade11
        lemonade11Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm
        This book is about a girl named Miri who lives on Mount Eskel. Her life is suddenly changed when she goes to the new academy for girls under 18, to learn how to be a princess. While Miri is at school, she finds herself in competition to all the other girls. Being a very small 14 year old doesn't help that problem. The teacher Osana is very hard on the girls. Punishments include being slapped in the hands with a stick and being put in a closet that has mice in it. Even with all that happening danger comes to the academy and it is open to Miri to save them!😀😁😀😁😀
        • sweetums
          sweetumsThursday, September 10, 2015 at 1:20 pm44 stars
          this book is so great! im not too far into the book but i absolutely love it. this book is so cute and fun. defiantly read it
          • ellar
            ellarFriday, August 14, 2015 at 2:02 pm22 stars
            It was kind of fun to listen to my mom read it to me. It was about girls who were learning to be princesses to marry the prince.
            • sadier
              sadierFriday, August 14, 2015 at 1:33 pm44 stars
              great book confusing at times but also sad sweet and romantic at others. my mom read this too the whole family and we all loved it. definently would read again.
              • ijzhang
                ijzhangThursday, August 13, 2015 at 7:54 am55 stars
                I really like Princess Academy. It's about this girl named Miri who lives in a small village on a mountain called Mount Eskel. Suddenly, her life is forever changed when all the Mount Eskel girls are sent to an academy to compete and prepare for royal life. But when danger arrives, Miri must find a way to save her friends and her village's future. It's a really captivating book, and I recommend it.
                • jess1018
                  jess1018Friday, August 7, 2015 at 4:14 pm33 stars
                  I really liked this book because it told the story of girls of were not princessess, but could be. Even though it was not their wish (although it may of came to be), all available girls of age in the land were sent of to "The Princess Academy". It sounds cheesy, but really it is preparing these girls to be potential brides of the coming of age Prince. While there, they learn history, culture, and well, princess things of course. It is a really great book and I am happy to have found out about the newer books that have been released in the series.
                  • llpanda
                    llpandaSaturday, August 1, 2015 at 6:09 pm33 stars
                    Miri lives on Mount Eskel with her sister and father. Everyone in the tiny village on the mountain works in the quarry harvesting linder a special kind of stone. Miri's father won't let her work in the quarry so she feels useless. Then one day a ambassador from the king comes and tells the villagers that the next princess will come from Mount Eskel. The villagers don't really want their girls to go because they need to help harvest the linder to get money to buy food to survive the winter. In the end it is decided that the girls will go. They have to attend an makeshift academy to learn how to be a princess. Miri isn't sure if she wants to be the princess if it means leaving Mount Eskel and her family,but she has to go anyway. This is a good story I liked it.
                    • selina
                      selinaWednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:12 am55 stars
                      This book starts when Miri wakes up from the noise of a mountain goat (she lives in a mountain). Later that day Miri was taken to a princess academy where she and some other girls will learn to become the academy princess. Also if one of the girls talks without the teacher's permission the teacher gives them a slap with a stick on their hands and put them in a closet. At the end of princess academy Miri was chosen as the academy princess. At the end the prince will choose his bride to marry. Miri was not chosen and she was happy about that she was not chosen by Prince Stefan to marry him. I hope you like this review of The Princess Academy. :)