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Overview

The fifth installment of the #1 New York Times best-selling Princess Diaries series!

Mia Thermopolis (aka Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo) has already won the hearts of millions of aspiring princesses. Girls will be overjoyed with this absolutely hilarious addition to their favorite series, which involves seven minutes in heaven, citywide strikes, and most importantly, Mia's mission to get asked to the senior prom.

In a series of humorous diary entries, high school freshman (and Genovian Princess) Mia tries to get her reluctant boyfriend to take her to the prom.

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Princess Mia is dreaming about the prom -- and contending with a hotel workers' strike -- in the fifth, supremely hilarious episode of Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries. This time, Mia's in the pink about the upcoming Albert Einstein H.S. prom, and she's crossing her fingers that Michael will ask her to go. (They're in love, so why wouldn't he ask her, right?) But during Seven Minutes in Heaven at her b-day party, Mia learns that Michael is not the prom-going type. Good grief, what's a princess to do? To make matters worse, Grandmère has gotten a busboy fired due to a mishap with her pooch, Rommel, at a swanky restaurant, so when all of the city's busboys go on strike, it causes a chain of events that result in Grandmère crashing at Mia's mom's place, her pal Lilly Moscovitz picking up a picket sign, and the prom being brought to a screeching halt. Thankfully, staunch yet boy-wise Grandmère has a plan to change Michael's mind and put everything back on track, making Mia the happiest "prom princess" on this side of the Atlantic -- and readers more starry-eyed than Molly Ringwald in her prettiest pink frock. Following up the brief Volume IV and a Half and introducing a new addition to Mia's family, this knee-slapping fifth volume makes the series glitter brighter than ever, placing yet another jewel in Cabot's crown. Shana Taylor
Publishers Weekly
In the fifth book in the Princess Diaries series, high school drama centers on the prom for Mia Thermopolis and her friends. A citywide strike threatens the very existence of the prom and various friendships are tested. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
VOYA
In this fifth volume of the Princess Diaries, Mia Thermopolis returns as the well-known New York teen-turned-princess. This time around, Mia contrives to convince now-boyfriend Michael Moscovitz to take her to the prom, even though he has no inclination to go. But normal teen angst is not all that a princess has to face. Mia struggles to return New York to working order after her grandmother's dog trips a busboy and gets him fired. Mia's best friend Lilly takes on his cause and creates a standstill in food services throughout the city. And if that is not enough, Mia must talk her father into not forcing her to spend the summer in Genovia-and away from Michael-while she anxiously awaits the birth of her new sibling. Life as a princess is never easy. Fans will flock to pick this latest edition off the shelves. Cabot returns with the same wit and humor as her loyal readers have come to expect. One might wonder, however, how much longer Mia will struggle with her royal crown. Her antics are still highly entertaining, but little happens to help Mia grow as a person in this latest edition. In fact, Mia gets most of the solutions to her problems handed to her. Still readers identify with Mia as a regular teen-albeit a princess-and will love her frank dialogue. This one is a must-have for libraries looking to boost their summer reading collection. VOYA CODES: 4Q 5P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Every YA (who reads) was dying to read it yesterday; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2004, HarperCollins, 256p., and PLB Ages 11 to 15.
—Joyce Doyle
Children's Literature
The princess market is thriving, as Cabot's widely-selling series has proven. Readers will envy the life of a princess living in New York City with a burly bodyguard to escort her to school in a limo and a brilliant senior boyfriend who suffers detention in order to sing his song to her in the middle of class. This series addition is strong on good writing and humor but weak on plot. Mia stews passively for most of the novel over her boyfriend's failure to invite her to the prom. Grandmere's dog causes havoc in a restaurant, a silly incident that promotes a socially conscious subplot concerning the status of service workers in the city. Cabot lightly touches on the theme that life is rife with ethical dilemmas, which may enlighten the materialistic reader. Mia herself barely escapes devoting her summer to princess duties in her tiny country. The diary form is effective in rendering the instant messages and scribbled notes circulating among Mia and friends, but becomes awkward at moments of crisis. And the verbal play often seems beyond the capacity of the heroine, who is presented as an ordinary student. The mild sexual content, limited to Mia's hopes of getting to second base, and the absence of drug use will relieve parents. But real freshmen who date seniors are likely to experience greater sexual pressure. An entertaining addition to the popular series. 2004, HarperCollins Publishers, Ages 12 up.
—Ann Philips
KLIATT
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, March 2004: Starting a new Princess Diaries book is like opening a box of chocolates. It's springtime in Manhattan, and high school freshman Mia—who is also the heir to the throne of the principality of Genovia—is turning 15. There's a lot on her mind, as usual, in this latest entry in the droll and lively series, and Mia's diary entries fill us in on all the details. An incident in a restaurant with Mia's imperious grandmother has led to the firing of a busboy and a consequent citywide hotel, restaurant and porters union strike, incited by Mia's best friend Lilly. Lilly has also taken up with the handsome busboy and dumped her sweet but nerdy boyfriend, Boris. Mia's mother is about to have a baby, so home life is hormonally charged. And Mia's boyfriend, Michael, shows no interest whatsoever in going to the prom, to Mia's dismay. The fun is in the telling; as my 16-year-old daughter, a fan of the series, commented, the plot isn't really the point. Giddy fun for a female audience; will appeal to younger or less mature teens not quite ready for the more adult Gossip Girl novels. (The Princess Diaries, Volume V). KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2004, HarperTrophy, 275p., Ages 12 to 18.
—Paula Rohrlick
KLIATT - Paula Rohrlick
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, March 2004: Starting a new Princess Diaries book is like opening a box of chocolates. It's springtime in Manhattan, and high school freshman Mia—who is also the heir to the throne of the principality of Genovia—is turning 15. There's a lot on her mind, as usual, in this latest entry in the droll and lively series, and Mia's diary entries fill us in on all the details. An incident in a restaurant with Mia's imperious grandmother has led to the firing of a busboy and a consequent citywide hotel, restaurant and porters union strike, incited by Mia's best friend Lilly. Lilly has also taken up with the handsome busboy and dumped her sweet but nerdy boyfriend, Boris. Mia's mother is about to have a baby, so home life is hormonally charged. And Mia's boyfriend, Michael, shows no interest whatsoever in going to the prom, to Mia's dismay. The fun is in the telling; as my 16-year-old daughter, a fan of the series, commented, the plot isn't really the point. Giddy fun for a female audience; will appeal to younger or less mature teens not quite ready for the more adult Gossip Girl novels. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick
School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-In volume five in the series, Princess Mia has a new problem to overcome-how to get to the senior prom when boyfriend Michael thinks it's the height of lame. More drama erupts when Grandmere brings her poodle to Mia's 15th birthday party at a fancy restaurant. He gets loose, a busboy from Nepal gets fired, Mia's best friend starts a protest on his behalf, and the subsequent restaurant workers' strike shuts down the entire food and hotel industry, including the prom venue. Grandmere refuses to take responsibility, but finds an alternate prom site, and Mia manages to get the gig for Michael's new band. Thus, she gets to go to the prom. Fans will eat up this newest installment in the life of a teenage royal, and they won't mind Mia's whining and often shallow insistence on the importance of the dance over a fight that might end her long-standing friendship with her best friend, and Grandmere's immature behavior. Mia is an engaging if sometimes not very memorable heroine, and the conversational tone of the diary entries makes this a fun, lighthearted read.-Linda Bindner, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060096106
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
  • Publication date: 3/23/2004
  • Series: Princess Diaries Series , #5
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Meg Cabot
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.

Biography

Meg Cabot knows that one of the best cures for feeling gawky and conspicuous is reading about someone who sticks out even more than you do. Her books for young adults invariably feature girls who have extraordinary powers that carry extraordinary burdens. Cabot's Princess Diaries series offers up the secret thoughts of Mia Thermopolis, who discovers at age 14 that she is actually the princess of a small European country. This revelation adds significantly to her extant concerns about crushes, friendships, school, and other matters falling under adolescent scrutiny.

Cabot, a native of Indiana weaned on Judy Blume and Barbara Cartland, was already a successful romance novelist (as Patricia Cabot) before she began writing for young adults; her alter-alter ego, Jenny Carroll, began a new series shortly after The Princess Diaries debuted. The Carroll books are divided between the Mediator series, starring a girl who can communicate with restless ghosts; and the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU books, in which a girl struck by lightning acquires the ability to locate missing people.

Cabot writes her books in a conspiratorial, first-person style that resonates with her readers. She has obviously kept a grip on the vernacular and the key issues of adolescence; but what makes her books so irresistible is the mixing of the mundane with the fantastic. After all, who wouldn't like to wake up and be a princess all of a sudden, or a seer? Cabot takes such offhand notions and roots them firmly in the details of average, middle-class American life. She has also tiptoed into mystery and paranormal suspense with other YA novels and series installments.

Cabot continues to write adult novels under various permutations of her given name (Meggin Patricia Cabot): from 19th-century historical romances to contemporary chick lit. And, as with her books for teens, these romances have earned praise for their lighthearted humor and well drawn characters.

Good To Know

Some interesting outtakes from our interview with Cabot:

"I am left handed."

"I hate tomatoes of any kind."

"I really wanted to be veterinarian, but I got a 410 on my math SATs."

"Writing used to be my hobby, but now that it's my job, I have no hobby -- except watching TV and laying around the pool reading US Weekly. I have tried many hobbies, such as knitting, Pilates, ballet, yoga, and guitar, but none of them have taken. So I guess I'm stuck with no hobby.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Meggin Patricia Cabot (full name); Patricia Cabot, Jenny Caroll
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991
    2. Website:

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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:

I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE'S DOING THIS TO ME!

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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First Chapter

The Princess Diaries, Volume V: Princess in Pink

The Ice Worm

by Mia Thermopolis
Everyone knows about the endangered habitat of the polar bear, penguin, arctic fox, and seal: glaciers. But contrary to popular opinion, glaciers do not just support life above and below the ice, but also within the ice.

Recently, scientists discovered the existence of centipede-like worms that live inside glacial ice and other chunks of ice -- even mounds of methane ice on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. These creatures, called ice worms, are one to two inches long and live off the chemosynthetic bacteria that grow on the methane, or are otherwise living symbiotically with them. . . .*

Only 97 words. 153 to go.

HOW CAN I THINK ABOUT ICE WORMS WHEN MY BOYFRIEND HASN'T ASKED ME TO THE PROM???????

*Mr. Sturgess, the notes Shameeka and I were passing were fully class related, I swear. But whatever.



Wednesday, April 30, Health and Safety

M, why do you look like you just swallowed a sock? -- L

The Bio sub caught Shameeka and me passing notes and assigned us both a 250-word paper on ice worms.

So? You should look at it as an artistic challenge. Besides, 250 words is nothing for an ace journalist like yourself. You should be able to knock that out in half an hour.

Lilly, has your brother mentioned the prom to you?

Um. What?

Prom. You know. Senior prom. The one they are holding at Maxim's a week from this Saturday. Has he mentioned to you whether or not he's, um, planning on asking anyone?

ANYONE? Just who do you mean by ANYONE? His DOG?

You know what I mean.

Michael does not discuss things like the prom with me, Mia. Mainly what Michael discusses with me is whether or not it is my turn to empty the dishwasher, set the table, or take the wadded up tissues down the hall to the incinerator chute after Mom and Dad's Adult Survivors of Childhood Alien Abduction group-therapy meetings.

Oh. Well, I was just wondering.

Don't worry, Mia. If Michael's going to ask anyone to the prom, it will be you.

What do you mean IF Michael's going to ask anyone to the prom?

I meant WHEN, okay, what is WITH you?

Nothing. Only that Michael is my one true love and he's graduating and so if we don't go to the prom this year I'll never get to go. Unless we go when I'M a senior, but that won't be for THREE YEARS!!!!!!!!!! And besides, by that time Michael might be in graduate school. He might have a beard or something!!!!! You can't go to the prom with someone who has a BEARD.

I can see that you're very emotional about this. Are you premenstrual or something?

NO!!!!!! I JUST WANT TO GO TO THE PROM WITH MY BOYFRIEND BEFORE HE GRADUATES AND/OR GROWS EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF FACIAL HAIR!!!!!!!!! IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT??????

Whoa. You fully need to take a Midol. And rather than asking me whether or not I think my brother is going to ask you to the prom, I think you should ask YOURSELF something, and that's why a completely outdated, pagan dance ritual is so important to you.

It's just important to me, okay????

Is this because of that time your mom wouldn't buy you the Prom Queen Glamour Gown for your Barbie, and you had to make your own out of toilet paper?

HELLO!!!! Lilly, I would think that you might have noticed that the prom plays a key role in the socialization process of the adolescent. I mean, look at all the movies that have been made about it:

Movies that Feature the Prom
as Prominent Plot Device

by Mia Thermopolis


Pretty in Pink: Will Molly Ringwald go to the prom with the cute rich boy or the poor weird boy? Whichever one she goes with, does she really think he's going to like that hideous pink potato sack of a dress she makes?

10 Things I Hate About You: Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger. Was there ever a more perfect couple? I think not. It just takes the prom to prove it to them.

Valley Girl: Nicolas Cage's first starring role in a movie ever, and he plays a punk rocker who crashes a suburban mall rat's prom. Who will she ride home with in the limo: the guy with the Members Only jacket, or the guy with the Mohawk? What happens at the prom will decide it.

Footloose: Who can forget Kevin Bacon in the immortal role of Ren, convincing the kids in the town with the No Dancing ordinance to rent a place outside the city limits so they can assert their independence by tripping the light fantastique to Kenny Loggins?

She's All That: Rachael Leigh Cook has to go to the prom in order to prove that she is not as big a nerd as everyone thinks she is. And then it turns out she actually is, but -- and this is the best part of the whole thing -- Freddie Prinze Jr. loves her anyway!!!!!

Never Been Kissed: Girl reporter Drew Barrymore goes undercover to crash a masquerade prom! Her friends dress as a strand of DNA, but Drew knows better and wins the heart of the teacher she loves by dressing as -- what else -- a princess (oh, okay, Rosalind. But it looks like a princess costume).

And last but not least:

Back to the Future: If Michael J. Fox doesn't get his parents together by the prom, he might not ever be BORN!!!!!!!!! Proving the importance of the prom from both a societal as well as a BIOLOGICAL point of view!

What about Carrie? Or do you not count buckets of pig blood as essential to the adolescent socialization process?

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!!!!!!!!!

Okay, okay, calm down, I get your point.

You're just jealous because Boris can't ask you because he's still just a freshman like us!

I am making sure you get some protein at lunch because I think your vegetarianism has finally short-circuited your brain cells. You need meat, now.

Why are you minimalizing my pain? I have a legitimate concern here, and I think you need to consider the fact that it has nothing to do with my diet or menstrual cycle.

I seriously think you need to lie down with your feet above your head to get the blood flowing back into your brain, because you are suffering from severe cognitive impairment...

The Princess Diaries, Volume V: Princess in Pink. Copyright © by Meg Cabot. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Great book

    And i dont care what none of you guys say but this book is just great

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2012

    Princess in Pink is my 4th favorite book because it is so intere

    Princess in Pink is my 4th favorite book because it is so interesting and I can not put the dumb thing down! It is very colorful and has random parts in it. This book is about a girl named Mia Thermopolis and her boyfriend, Michael, does not want to go to the prom. Her best friend is cheating on her nerdy boyfriend Boris and her royal pain in the butt grandmother is staying at their apartment. Mia has a lot on her hands and I would not want to be her but, I like reading the book Princess in Pink!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    LOVE IT

    I loved princess in pink it is funny romantic and fun (not for people under 7 )

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Anonymous May7 2012

    Awesome book! I love it!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Love it!!!!!!

    It is a great book!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    Arelady posted just noting

    I read all these reviews and some of them are dumb. You people put on short reviews that say nothing about why you like the book. Think about it instead of writing sensless things. Also do not hold talk you have emails and cellphones for a reson. And if you do not have phone or a email well than.... TO BAD. I do not read revewis just to see your stupid talks. I do not like and i want people to stop. Also people might say this was senesless but it is not i was stanting my point because i arealdy wrote a review. So please listen because you guys who act like they can not write real reviews are no smater than a 18 month old. So please do this better. Because i did not waste my time on nothing got it. And keep doing short no meaning reviews i will keep doing thigs like this. Do not think i won't.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Why Seriouslt Seriously. SERIOUSL seriously why does mia stay friends with lilly?!

    I love love love these books!! But seriously why does mia put up with lilly she is sich a bee with an itch!!! I cant stand her!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2011

    BEST BOOK YET

    I have to say this is the best series i have evr read. I recomend this book because it is amazing buur ro get the whhole story and understand tyou must read thhe series in order

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2010

    ?(:Great for teens:)?

    I recently finished the book Princess in Pink by Meg Cabot. It is the fifth book in the Princess Diaries series and one of the best. This book is very thrilling by what Mia goes through daily. In the book the author is very good at expressing the setting. It makes you feel like you could just close your eyes and see where the book is taking place. The one place the author describes the most is the loft where Mia her mom and Mr. Gianni live. The main characters are Mia, Lilly, and Michael. Then there are the less important people such as Helen, Mr. Gianni, Lars, Grandmere, Mia's father, Shameeka, Tina, Boris, Lana, and Sing Lu. I like Michael the most because how Mia describes him he is very charming. Most of the book is about Mia being mad at Michael because he won't take her to the prom since he thinks it is lame. Also disaster strikes Manhattan when Lilly, Mia's best friend starts a strike shutting down almost the whole city.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2010

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    Boring

    After reading 5 of these books i got bored. I couldn't take it was boring. It took 256 pages to tell us that Michael didn't want to go to prom, they went to the prom, the mom was having a baby, and the mom had the baby. REALLY!?

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    GREAT!

    This series is a great series! meg Cabot is such a talented author! The series is AMAZING ON TAPE! Hope this was helpful! I enjoy this series very much! The movies are good to! This book is ment for you if you like girly romantic funny books!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2008

    Whatev

    This book is hilarious, which is why i kept reading it with interest, but Mia was sssooo annoying. Ugh, I just wanna slap her sometimes. It is good addition to the series, and it helps pass the time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2007

    Great, funny book'

    This book is very funny, and it shows how big a deal is it for girls to go to the proom. It is a book about Princess Mia and her life. She dreams of being in a pink dress on the proom, but her boyfriens is not planning to go to the proom. So, can she make him go ,while she gets ready for a new mamber of the family. So read the bok to find out and you won't be dissopointed.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2007

    Great...

    I liked the book, but I felt that there was too many complaints from Mia about the rpom. Don't get me wrong, though, it was still a fantastic book, only if Mia complained less. By the way, if you haven't read the book yet, lemme tell ya somethin... You are going to hate Lilly SOOOOO much ater the middle! Be warned! But still, its a must read if you are a fan of the series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2007

    PRINCESS IN PINK

    I like the book but i think you all need to put some of the main events on this website. The boo kto me gets real deep...I would recommend this book to teens who really like to read!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2007

    I loved it!!

    This was i think the best from the ones I read the first, second, third, and fourth. I loved them all and cant wait to get the others! All though its kind of mean what Lilly did to Boris and then what Boris did to himself bc of what Lilly did to him. It was all very interesting. I thought it was really great!!! This is my favorite series!!!!!!! Im going to get every book in this series!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2006

    Okay, now this is quite sad...

    Mia is always an immature girl with the oddest of fantasies (who goes to Prom anymore for God's sake?) and now she just takes it to pre-teen limbo. Honestly, if Michael Moscovitz were as he was, he would really get quite annoyed with Mia's hidden insecurities and might not like it if she spends more time on expressing her heart to paper than to an actual person (we in reality call it layers). Really, most teens used to act like this, but now they really are jaded, as other parents say, and it really is no wonder that Mia gets called a freak--I would imagine that it would be the trend from the As to the Zs of the school sysytems--but we all still love her desperation. At least she wants something other than her odd friend's outlandish brother. If she wants prom as an excuse to be concerned about anything, then so be it. The critics were correct about lack of actually good plot, and I was really disappointed by it. Now that I look closer, I can see that they are also right about readers reading this before reading Gossip Girl (but that is a big disappointment as well--the characters are like dolls that von Zegiesar toys), this book is for younger people. I don't see my mother reading this in her own spare time. Not that I hated it, it was okay, but just not entertaining as the past novels. In truth, if Prom were so important to Mia, doesn't she realize that it might irritate her boyfriend enough to dump her for being a presser and pusher? And let's just face it--if Michael ever dumped Mia, she would be very desperate and devastated. She would really seem like the type to do anything for him. And since when are strikes that important for workers to listen to one sophomore teen about one waiter's bad luck? It would probably be bigger--in real life these waiters and busboys know that jobs and money always triumphs over whatever you love--it's just life.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2005

    ABSOLUTLY AWESOOOMMMMEE!!!!

    I absolutly LOVED this book. I love how it all came together in the end. Mia like any other girl had her mind set on the prom and she was determined that somehow she was gonna go. I don't think she got there the way she intended to with the workers strike but it was still great. I love how the ending is where her mother goes into labor and Mia becomes a big sister to a little baby boy. It was all together GREAT!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    Uhhh...

    How does it end? Do they end up going to prom or not?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    I have all the books up until 4 and i hope this one is good

    I love meg cobat so i really hope that it is good it sounds really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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