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Princess Mia (Princess Diaries Series #9)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Mia is very dynamic in this book!

This book is amazing!!!!!!
Im surprised that Mia hasn't needed therapy until now. She has had to handle so much stress. She is depressed that she broke up with Michael, her grandma wants her to speak at a big event, lily still won't talk to her, and lily's ex boyfriend...
This book is amazing!!!!!!
Im surprised that Mia hasn't needed therapy until now. She has had to handle so much stress. She is depressed that she broke up with Michael, her grandma wants her to speak at a big event, lily still won't talk to her, and lily's ex boyfriend, JP, likes her. Talk about a stressful life. By the end of the book, you are happy that things finally settle down.
A change in Genovia's government also has you wondering if Genovia can handle a princess like Mia. YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!

posted by 11657728 on October 9, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Series going downhill

I used to LOVE this series but bascially after the fourth or fifth its just been getting worse. This book portrays Mia as extremely whiny and way too dramatic. She claims that she loves Michael but after they break up she gets over him in about a WEEK and its implied th...
I used to LOVE this series but bascially after the fourth or fifth its just been getting worse. This book portrays Mia as extremely whiny and way too dramatic. She claims that she loves Michael but after they break up she gets over him in about a WEEK and its implied that her and J.P. might start to go out. I know real life doesn't have happy endings but her and Michael were the perfect couple but i guess he was just to good for her. Also as a side note, she is 16 but her naviete and complete obliviousness to everything besides herself is resounding! i used to think Lily was too mean but its so true how self-absorbed and overly-sensitive Mia really is.

posted by Anonymous on April 26, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2008

    Series going downhill

    I used to LOVE this series but bascially after the fourth or fifth its just been getting worse. This book portrays Mia as extremely whiny and way too dramatic. She claims that she loves Michael but after they break up she gets over him in about a WEEK and its implied that her and J.P. might start to go out. I know real life doesn't have happy endings but her and Michael were the perfect couple but i guess he was just to good for her. Also as a side note, she is 16 but her naviete and complete obliviousness to everything besides herself is resounding! i used to think Lily was too mean but its so true how self-absorbed and overly-sensitive Mia really is.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2008

    Cabot aims for average.

    Meg Cabot promised that, over the course of this series, her character Mia Thermopolis would begin to show maturity. On page 160, Mia states that she would rather have the plague than be friends with her ex-boyfriend. Then, on page 161, her friend Tina comments on the fact that Mia is growing because she is reading the diary of her late ancestress. When will she begin to grow with her attitude? Sure, girls at sixteen are immature. But I was hoping that we'd see some change from Mia's fourteen year-old-self, and that is clearly not the case in PRINCESS MIA. Rather, she seems to be regressing. Book 8 'PRINCESS ON THE BRINK' in the series showed a little promise in the fun factor of these books, but Cabot continues to rely on tiresome IM conversations and transcripts of phone conversations instead of actually taking the time to write out a page of actual place and setting. These IM conversations were cute when they were used sparingly, but now it's obvious that Cabot puts too much faith into her dialogue to carry the story. Unfortunately, it is not strong enough to do so. There is a ton of white space throughout the novel and 3 or 4 pages dedicated to the filmography of actress Drew Barrymore. I realize young girls might find this funny, but can Cabot have a little more faith in her audience? With edgier, more witty YA novels being sold, her books are no longer as original as they used to seem. Even a thirteen year old can't be expected to laugh at character names like 'Rocky' and 'Knutz.' Jabs at other YA series appear consistently in her books and in her online blog, and jokes are campy and condescending. It's frankly disappointing that a promising series turned into a dismal, frothy mess. There is no heart anymore and it feels like Cabot is pulling storylines out of her butt just to get to the last book in a rush.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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