Forever Princess (Princess Diaries Series #10)
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Forever Princess (Princess Diaries Series #10)

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by Meg Cabot

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It's Mia's senior year, and things seem great. She aced her senior project, got accepted to her dream college(s), and has her birthday gala coming up . . . not to mention prom, graduation, and Genovia's first-ever elections.

What's not to love about her life? Well . . .

• Her senior project? It's a romance novel she secretly wrote, and no one wants to

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It's Mia's senior year, and things seem great. She aced her senior project, got accepted to her dream college(s), and has her birthday gala coming up . . . not to mention prom, graduation, and Genovia's first-ever elections.

What's not to love about her life? Well . . .

• Her senior project? It's a romance novel she secretly wrote, and no one wants to publish it.
• Prince Phillipe's campaign in the Genovian elections isn't going well, thanks to her totally loathsome cousin René, who decided to run against him.
• Her boyfriend, J.P., is so sweet and seemingly perfect. But is he the one?
• And her first love, Michael, is back from Japan . . . and back in her life.

With Genovia's and her own future hanging in the balance, Mia's got some decisions to make: Which college? Which guy? How can she choose? Especially when what she decides might determine not just the next four years, but . . . forever!

Editorial Reviews

As she awaits her high school graduation, Mia is almost bursting with expectation. Fresh from acing her senior project and receiving acceptances from her top-choice colleges, this winning princess is primed for the future. Unfortunately, the present keeps jutting in, pestering her with worries about ex-heartthrobs and her father's very personal political crisis. A dandy addiction to the ever-expanding Princess Diaries realm.

Product Details

HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
Princess Diaries Series, #10
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.18(d)
830L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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Chapter One

Tuesday, September 23

Sometimes it seems like all I ever do is lie.

My mom thinks I'm repressing my feelings about this. I say to her, “No, Mom, I'm not. I think it's really neat. As long as you're happy, I'm happy.”

Mom says, “I don't think you're being honest with me.”

Then she hands me this book. She tells me she wants me to write down my feelings in this book, since, she says, I obviously don't feel I can talk about them with her.

She wants me to write down my feelings? Okay, I'll write down my feelings:


Like everybody doesn't already think I'm a freak. I'm practically the biggest freak in the entire school. I mean, let's face it: I'm five foot nine, flat-chested, and a freshman. How much more of a freak could I be?

If people at school find out about this, I'm dead. That's it. Dead.Oh, God, if you really do exist, please don't let them find out about this.

There are four million people in Manhattan, right? That makes about two million of them guys. So out of TWO MILLION guys, she has to go out with Mr. Gianini. She can't go out with some guy I don't know. She can't go out with some guy she met at D'Agostinos or wherever. Oh, no.

She has to go out with my Algebra teacher.

Thanks, Mom. Thanks a whole lot.

Wednesday, September 24, Fifth Period

Lilly's like, “Mr. Gianini's cool.”

Yeah, right. He's cool if you're Lilly Moscovitz. He's cool if you're good at Algebra, like Lilly Moscovitz. He's not so cool if you're flunking Algebra, like me.

He's not so cool if he makes you stay after school EVERY SINGLESOLITARY DAY from 2:30 to 3:30 to practice the FOIL method when you could be hanging out with all your friends. He's not so cool if he calls your mother in for a parent/teacher conference to talk about how you're flunking Algebra, then ASKS HER OUT.

And he's not so cool if he's sticking his tongue in your mom's mouth.

Not that I've actually seen them do this. They haven't even been on their first date yet. And I don't think my mom would let a guy put his tongue in her mouth on the first date.

At least, I hope not.

I saw Josh Richter stick his tongue in Lana Weinberger's mouth last week. I had this totally close-up view of it, since they were leaning up against Josh's locker, which is right next to mine. It kind of grossed me out.

Though I can't say I'd mind if Josh Richter kissed me like that. The other day Lilly and I were at Bigelows picking up some alpha hydroxy for Lilly's mom, and I noticed Josh waiting at the checkout counter. He saw me and he actually sort of smiled and said, “Hey.”

He was buying Drakkar Noir, a men's cologne. I got a free sample of it from the salesgirl. Now I can smell Josh whenever I want to, in the privacy of my own home.

Lilly says Josh's synapses were probably misfiring that day, due to heatstroke or something. She said he probably thought I looked familiar but couldn't place my face without the cement block walls of Albert Einstein High behind me. Why else, she asked, would the most popular senior in high school say hey to me, Mia Thermopolis, a lowly freshman?

But I know it wasn't heatstroke. The truth is, when he's away from Lana and all his jock friends, Josh is a totally different person. The kind of person who doesn't care if a girl is flat-chested or wears size-ten shoes. The kind of person who can see beyond all that into the depths of a girl's soul. I know because when I looked into his eyes that day at Bigelows, I saw the deeply sensitive person inside him, struggling to get out.

Lilly says I have an overactive imagination and a pathological need to invent drama in my life. She says the fact that I'm so upset about my mom and Mr. G is a classic example.

“If you're that upset about it, just tell your mom,” Lilly says.

“Tell her you don't want her going out with him. I don't understand you, Mia. You're always going around, lying about how you feel. Why don't you just assert yourself for a change? Your feelings have worth, you know.”

Oh, right. Like I'm going to bum my mom out like that. She's so totally happy about this date, it's enough to make me want to throw up. She goes around cooking all the time. I'm not even kidding. She made pasta for the first time last night in like months. I had already opened the Suzie's Chinese take-out menu, and she says, “Oh, no cold sesame noodles tonight, honey. I made pasta.”

Pasta! My mom made pasta!

She even observed my rights as a vegetarian and didn't put any meatballs in the sauce.

I don't understand any of this.

Things to do

1. Buy cat litter
2. Finish FOIL worksheet for Mr. G
3. Stop telling Lilly everything
4. Go to Pearl Paint: get soft lead pencils, spray mount, canvas stretchers (for Mom)
5. World Civ report on Iceland (5 pages, double space)
6. Stop thinking so much about Josh Richter
7. Drop off laundry
8. October rent (make sure Mom has deposited Dad's check!!!)
9. Be more assertive
10. Measure chest

Thursday, September 25

In Algebra today all I could think about was how Mr. Gianini might put his tongue in my mom's mouth tomorrow night during their date. I just sat there, staring at him. He asked me a really easy question--I swear, he saves all the easy ones for me, like he doesn't want me to feel left out or something--and I totally didn't even hear it. I was like, “What?”

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What People are saying about this

Chris Sherman
Teens like novels written in diary format, and you can bet they'll be lining up for this hilarious story about a gawky 14-year-old New Yorker who learns she is a princess. Mia spends every available moment pouring her feelings into the journal her mother gave her: she writes during algebra class, in the ladies' room at the plaza (much nicer than the one in Tavern on the Green), in her grandmother's limousine. She writes down her thoughts on everything - from algebra and her mother's love life to her jet-setting father's announcement that she's the heir to the throne of the principality of Genovia. Then, of course, she records her grandmother's efforts to turn her into a princess, her dealings with classmates, the press, and a bodyguard, and also her attraction to the most gorgeous guy in school and her attempts to be assertive and happy with her new life. She whines; she gloats; she sheers, worries, rants, and raves. Reading her journal is like reading a note from your best friend. Cabot has a fine grasp of teen dialect (and punctuation), an off-the-wall sense of humor that will have readers laughing out loud, and a knack for creating fully realized teen and adult characters that readers will miss when the story ends.

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Meet the Author

Meg Cabot is the author of many books (not all under her real name), including The Princess Diaries an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. She is still waiting for her real parents, the king and queen, to restore her to her rightful throne. She currently resides in New York City with her husband and a one-eyed cat named Henrietta.

Brief Biography

New York, New York
Place of Birth:
Bloomington, Indiana
B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991

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Forever Princess (Princess Diaries Series #10) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 146 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Princess Mia is back in the final installment in the PRINCESS DIARIES series. Mia is ending her senior year and life couldn't be more stressful! Where will Mia go to college? Is her boyfriend, J.P., the one? Will Michael ever return from Japan? And will Mia survive turning eighteen? What's a princess to do?

I have enjoyed the PRINCESS DIARIES series ever since I read the first book and always enjoy escaping into Mia's world. I think what I love most about the series is that Mia's voice is always fresh and funny and makes me giggle with girly happiness. Even though Mia is a princess, she's still a teenager and a geek at heart (which this fellow geek at heart loves). Author Meg Cabot is the queen of teen chick lit and she always captures the perfect voice of teens in her novels. Mia is relatable to teens, but also to older readers looking back on their own teen years.

Coming in at 400 pages, FOREVER PRINCESS is the longest of the PRINCESS DIARIES books and fans are in for a treat. FOREVER PRINCESS is wonderfully funny and charming. Mia has come a long way from her freshman year, and readers who have been following the series will see that Mia, as well as the rest of her friends, have grown up along the way.

But just because Mia and the gang are seniors doesn't mean their crazy adventures are far from over, and Mia again finds herself in over her head. Meg Cabot delivers a winner that I'm sure fans old and new will fall in love with.

I have to admit that as much as I enjoyed this book, I was sad when I finished and I really hope that Meg Cabot will write about Mia's adventures after high school in the future. I'll always be happy to read more about Princess Mia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I was thinking about asking meg cabot (by email) is she could write another book in the princess diaries series but have it when mia is older, kinda like a long epilouge. Should i? If u think i should, plz write back and put the title under 11th princess diaries book. Thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing ended perfectly and wish it wasnt the last one! Love it! Love it! Love it!!!! Read it! Totally worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To tell the truth, it was PERFECT! I mean the way it endedwas spectacular. Lana didnt bug me at all. Basically it was the best MegCabot book ever
Lydia Tomecko More than 1 year ago
Princess Mia rocks I loved all the books but this is the best so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this series has been one of my faves since like 5th grade. They are so amazingly hilarious that its hard to resist reading one of these books!
AnnieMay58 More than 1 year ago
A wonderful read persons under 16 should talk to parents about sexual aspects,pros and cons of premarital relations. But other wise teaches some good lessons about friendship, relations, fame and want of, etc. enjoy! Would also recommend all the others in this series. Yea Meg Cabot.
Hurrikane More than 1 year ago
I was amazed to read this book because the others had made me laugh so hard I wanted to pee my pants. When I learned that the tenth one was coming out, I flipped a lid to know I had to wait months. The day it came out I made it a point to go to the store and buy it. This book is an amazing thing for any teenage girl to read because it brings out a perspective, that all teens are having a hard time in middle school and high school. This also showed me that yes it seems like the world may be coming to an end in some areas, but if you are careful and wise about your decisions, then you should be just fine in the end. This book showed me that things happen for a reason, and without that, you don't really go anywhere. With princess mia, she always seems to have things go wrong, but she is striving for great things, if she sets her mind to it. She can do anything she wants, and pretty much save the world if she has to. This book is good for girls that may be more unique than your average uniqueness, such as myself I was amazed to see that when she thought of something that she should do, this would be the same decision that I would make too. She of course had issues with boys and what girl doesn't, but this gave me a long time perspective that was amazing to look at. Meg Cabot brings the meaning to what it is like to be a teenage girl and she also makes it clear that she is very tuned into that the world feels like it is ending at the age of 18, but you will see that everything turns out for the best and nothing gets left to wonder, if you just follow your passions and your heart. The beautiful writing draws you in, the story keeps you reading, and the reality of the writing is what keeps you coming back for more when it comes to Meg Cabot. I reccommend this book to mothers and daughters, who are reading together, or in a book club of women who enjoy a good laugh because this book will make you laugh so hard you want to pee your pants. It brings tears to your eyes and makes you feel better about your life and yourself. This is a book you need to read after you break up with a boyfriend, I did and it made me be able to take time for myself and then move on a lot faster. This is truly a life changing series and the book is amazing! READ IT A.S.A.P.
SurferChicka More than 1 year ago
OMG! This book was amazing, amazing beyond words. I've been reading this series since the beginning, and I've loved every single one. This one however was just beautiful, funny and great. I love love loved it!!! A wonderful finish to a wonderful series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG i love The Princess Diaries! it's my favourite series EVER! i read the nine books in 2 weeks! I cannot wait until the last book, Forever Princess, i mean!
Guest More than 1 year ago
ive been an avid reader of this series for abot 4 years and i just cant wait for this next and final instalment
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this addition to the series. The constant will they or won't they really added to the anticipation of the book. Finally seeing what it was about J.P. that rubbed me the wrong way was enlightening. And although I spent much of the series disliking Lilly, it was nice to see her and Mia cordial...for Mia's sake. I thought this was the end of the series (other than some novellas) but seeing another book is coming out next year has me very excited.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so anoyed please tell me thet micheal and micheal get back together and have sex. I was so sad when they didnt. Micheal totaly saw through mias plan. aAAAAHHhhhhHHhHHH.:(:(:(:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book ive only got the sample wish i had the book$$$$$$$$$$$$%$$%$$&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&*****************-+++
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I was reading the book and i am trying to get over my first love and this book stillconfussed on how it helped. I believe there is love again after reading this book. It is amazing. I loved how it ended. I wish there where more books in the serise. Amazing job meg cabot! I loved all the books, i was able to relate to every one in some way. Loved the books. It is a must read!!!!!!!!
Mooslynn More than 1 year ago
OMG...who would have thought that it would have ended this way. I still can't believe it but I am happy with how it ended, but not about how it all became to be. I would love to say more but I feel that would give it away. I can only hope that Meg Cabot will be returning to Mia in the near future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite princess diary book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear great i totally think tht u should ask meg cabot 2 write another princess diaries book because it would be sooo cool 2 see how mia is doing while she is older.!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By my favorite author. I loove how it ended. Sure beats the movie where Micheal just disappears. That pissed me off big time. 5 stars
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This was a great series i read harry potter and thought i would never find a better book and i found a good book That i liked but not as good as harry potter
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The best one yet! I loved it! I loved the ending, it was perfect(: