Princess Mia (Princess Diaries Series #9)
  • Princess Mia (Princess Diaries Series #9)
  • Princess Mia (Princess Diaries Series #9)

Princess Mia (Princess Diaries Series #9)

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by Meg Cabot
     
 

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A Princess on her own . . .

Mia has been invited to speak at a gala for Domina Rei, an elite society of powerful businesswomen. But what could she possibly have to say? Michael has broken up with her, her bff Lilly won't speak to her, and her parents are forcing her to see a therapist. Even J.P.'s efforts to cheer Mia up (he's being really sweet!) aren't helping.

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A Princess on her own . . .

Mia has been invited to speak at a gala for Domina Rei, an elite society of powerful businesswomen. But what could she possibly have to say? Michael has broken up with her, her bff Lilly won't speak to her, and her parents are forcing her to see a therapist. Even J.P.'s efforts to cheer Mia up (he's being really sweet!) aren't helping.

Just when things couldn't get worse, Mia discovers a long—forgotten diary of a teenage princess of Genovia. It could be just the inspiration Mia needs to write her speech—but what it reveals might change everything.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
AGERANGE: Ages 12 to 18.

Mia Thermopolis, teen princess of Genovia, is in the clutches of a genuine bout of depression. Her ex-boyfriend Michael has accepted a job in Japan following Mia's ill-advised dumping of him. Her best friend refuses to speak to her, and there are libelous tabloid reports about her (nonexistent) love life. Amid this chaos, she retreats to her room, clad in ripe Hello Kitty pajamas for days. Her concerned parents force her to go to a therapist, and soon after, Mia is asked to speak to an exclusive club of influential businesswomen. In preparing for the speech, she discovers the long-lost diary of her teenage ancestor, which holds information that can permanently shake up both her family and the kingdom of Genovia. This ninth (and penultimate) book in the popular The Princess Diaries series continues in the vein of the earlier volumes and is sure to please longtime fans, but previous knowledge of the series is not required to enjoy it. Cabot's trademark humor is present, even as slightly "heavier" topics are explored. Mia's depression and subsequent treatment are presented in a light but realistic manner. As familiar characters barrel toward adulthood, they display a charming and true-to-life mix of personal growth and brooding teen angst. Readers will be drawn into this book's satisfying story and will no doubt be left waiting anxiously for the finale. Reviewer: Sherrie Williams
April 2008 (Vol. 31, No. 1)

Children's Literature - Caroline B. Hopenwasser
Life is not going smoothly for Princess Mia. Her boyfriend has broken up with her and flown off to Japan, her best friend has stopped speaking to her, and some one has started an "I Hate Princess Mia" website. No wonder she is too depressed to get out of bed. To Mia's great dismay, her father drags her to see a therapist to deal with her depression. If all this is not bad enough, Mia's grandmother is on her case to make a speech to an audience of 2000 highly successful woman, all part of an elite group that Grandmere wants to join. Though this is the ninth installment of the Princess Diaries, the story is still as fresh and interesting as ever. Though Mia is a princess she deals with all the issues and drama with which "regular" girls her age deal: a newly developing body, lost love, changing friendships, and family dynamics. Meg Cabot portrays Mia's depression with compassion and realism, providing an example for her readers as they navigate their way through the travails of high school. The reader roots for Mia as she struggles to find the inner-strength she needs to make her own way in the world. Cabot provides a believable and satisfying ending that leaves us proud of Princess Mia and wanting more. Reviewer: Caroline B. Hopenwasser

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060724634
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Series:
Princess Diaries Series, #9
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
139,283
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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