This book is great. It's not just a manners book, so don't let that scare you off. It's got all kinds of advice, from the PD characters themselves.
Such as, in Talk Like a Princess the advice includes: Do not gossip: When you have just met a new person, it isn't smart to ask him something like "Did you hear about the countess and Prince Rene?" because he might reply, "No, the countess is my wife. What about her and Prince Rene?" Suddenly, you will feel very uncomfortable.
It's funny, cause that's from the book. But also makes the point!
And the book makes you feel good about yourself, too. Like when Paolo, who did Mia's makeover, says: "Everyone is coming to Paolo, crying like a baby: Oh my hair is curly! Make it straight! Principessas have the straight hair!" Well, I, Paolo, would like to say something. Principessas can have curly hair. Principessas can have straight hair. Principessas can have blond hair. Principessas may have cornrows, extensions, crew cuts, and dreads.
And then he tells you how to really have hair of a true principessa (like being clean and low-maintenance.)
And there's a funny interview with Michael, Lana's tips for extracurricular activities and.... lots more. This would be a great gift for any girl!