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August 14, 2013

If Only... (6)

If only The Prince and Me were a book.

Haven't seen or heard of the movie? Here's a taste:

Paige Morgan, a free-spirited American college student attending a Wisconsin university, meets and falls in love with one of her classmates, but what she doesn't know is that he's actually a Danish prince, Edvard or Eddie, spending his "gap year" (before having to perform his princely duties) hiding in America disguised as a regular guy...

Call me crazy, but I honestly watch this movie every single time it's on television. I have most of the dialogue memorized. Even though it got some pretty negative reviews from critics, I think it could make a pretty awesome novel. The characters are definitely too old to fit into the Young Adult scheme, but the college atmosphere as well the issues addressed would definitely work well for a New Adult book. 

At the heart of The Prince and Me is two characters who are both trying to figure out what they truly want in life. In a lot of ways, it's easy to relate to both hardworking, studious Paige and goofy, rebellious Eddie. The movie highlights the typical facets of a coming-of-age book, including dealing with love, loss, and family. 

The love story alone could draw in a large interest. In the same way that young adults enjoy books like The Princess Diaries, this film would translate incredibly well onto paper. The varied setting, from a small town Wisconsin college campus to the regal palace housing the monarchy of Denmark, leaves a lot of room for descriptive storytelling. Additionally, the ending of the film (don't worry, I won't spoil it) would work well as an epilogue. 

I'd definitely buy a book version of The Prince and Me.

You've heard my opinion; what's yours?
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Thanks for tuning in. :)

1 comment:

  1. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16164030-once-upon-a-prince

    There you go ;)