Valentine Princess (Princess Diaries Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

That is, it usually means those things. But when you're Princess Mia, nothing happens the way it's supposed to. For one thing, Grandmère seems determined to prove that boy (or Michael, as he is commonly known) isn't the right one for the crown princess of Genovia. And Mia isn't having much luck proving otherwise, since Michael has a history of being decidedly against any kind of exploitative commercialization (Valentine's Day, as it is commonly known).

Boris can declare his love...

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Valentine Princess (Princess Diaries Series)

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Overview

That is, it usually means those things. But when you're Princess Mia, nothing happens the way it's supposed to. For one thing, Grandmère seems determined to prove that boy (or Michael, as he is commonly known) isn't the right one for the crown princess of Genovia. And Mia isn't having much luck proving otherwise, since Michael has a history of being decidedly against any kind of exploitative commercialization (Valentine's Day, as it is commonly known).

Boris can declare his love openly to Lilly, and even Kenny comes through with a paltry Whitman's Sampler. So why can't Michael give in to Cupid and tell Mia he loves her—preferably with something wrapped in red or pink and accompanied by roses—in time to prove he's Mia's true prince?

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joan Elste
There is so much going on in Meg Cabot's Valentine Princess, the latest in her "Princess Diaries Book" series, that the reader cannot possibly become bored. From the beginning pages when Mia's mother finds a lost notebook from Mia's freshman year in high school, the story is hard to put down. First there's the discovery of the notebook, then Grandmere's infatuation with her astrologist, Dr. Steve, whose predictions about Mia's love life are unsettling, followed by the experience of her first Valentine's Day with Michael, who feels that it's a crass commercial ritual that he refuses to participate in. And it keeps getting better. The fun escalates when Mia speaks of the holiday to her friend, Tina, who is surprised and shocked that Mia and Michael have made no plans for Valentine's Day. The plot thickens when Mia decides to give Michael a gift anyway, despite his feelings. But that opens another can of worms. Will she look like a fool? Will it seem to Michael that she is expecting a gift from him also? Valentine Princess is a cute book, filled with clever quips, and it's a breeze to read.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061972072
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Series: Princess Diaries
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 230,180
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 721 KB

Meet the Author

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series, The Princess Diaries. More than 25 million copies of her novels for children and adults have sold worldwide. Meg lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Really, B&N?

    $7.99 for 86 pages? Guys, just get the book from the library.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2011

    Its awesome

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2011

    Horrible!

    I was really disappointed in this book. Meg Cabot is my favorite artist but this book has me wondering or not I still like her. Frankly, this book did not describe enough and it jumped to the conclusion to fast. It just didn't make any sense. I'm rating 2 stars. Really disappointed Meg.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Love love love!!!!!!!!

    Fantaastic one of mt all time favorites totally recomend perfect amount of every thing

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    What number is this in the series

    I cant figure out which it is somone tell me please

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    Stupid people

    BTW MIA IS NOT BRATTY MABYE YOU SHOULD GROW UP!!!???!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Maturity

    WELL IF YOU MATUR ENOUGH THAT WOULDNT BE A PROBLEM IM 12 IT DIDNT BOTHER ME THAT SHE HAD INNAPROPIATE LANGUAGE SO STOP ACTING LIKE A 4 YEAR OLD SERIOUSLY YOUR ALL LIKE OOO SHE SAID A BAD WORD LIKE COME ON GET OVER IT!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Love it!!!!!!!!!!

    Princesssss!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    Under 200 Under 18? Click on this! NOW!!!

    This has cus words! Seriosly Meg? I' m 10 years old and I can do better than that. IF UNDER 18 DO NOT READ!!! (unless your dang stupid!)

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    Great a must get

    This story is short and I loved it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    To Below

    #7
    Thats the book number. If you want to talk to me call me Hot Girl.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2012

    i got this book from the library because it is the only book in

    i got this book from the library because it is the only book in the series that i do not have, this book is 4 1/4, it is Mia's and her boyfriends first valentines together, Mia is very happy that she has someone to spend valentines day with, and than she finds out that her boyfriend really does not like valentines day at all he says because the card and candy companies and floral stores just want money from people on that day and he said there should not be just 1 day you express your love you should do it every day and he said you do not have to buy something for the one that you love on valentines day to prove that you love them, Mia knows that he probably just does not like valentines day because he has never had anyone that he cares about to spend the day with before Mia, and on valentines day at school her ex boyfriend Kenny brings Mia a valentines day gift a whitmans sampler for valentines day, and Mia gives it to her friend Tina that does not have anyone because she feels bad that all of there friends and Mia has a boyfriend and that Tina is the only one without a boyfriend, and Mia's boyfriend Michael gets jealous when Mia's ex boyfriend gives her the whitmans sampler right in front of him in the hall at Mia's locker, Mia makes a valentine for her boyfriend Michael and gives him it at school during lunch and he likes it because it was made by Mia, and Michael asks Mia out to dinner after lunch for that night by Mia has already made plans to have a sleepover at Tina's house with Tina Lilly and some other friends so than Michael gets sad but than he asks her to go out to dinner with him the next night and she says yes and he said maybe the 15th would be there special day to show how much they love each other, and while Mia is packing to go to her friends house she hears a knock on her window and she opens it and there is her boyfriend with a guitar singing a song that he wrote about her for valentines day, this is a very good short story, the ending to this book is so sweet, i give this book 5 stars, i highly reccomend this book to everyone.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    A

    Kinda weird

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  • Posted March 19, 2011

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    NO!

    I agree with the person below me, I like Meg Cabot but this did not describe enough and it was just boring. It's about Mia being a prissy wannabe bratty girl while her boyfriend is having to build a real robot in Japan and will be gone for a year. Grow up Mia.

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  • Posted November 18, 2008

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    Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.com

    VALENTINE PRINCESS is the 7th book in THE PRINCESS DIARIES series. This is another one of those books that you should only read if you have read the rest of the series. If you don't read them in order, they may not make a lot of sense. <BR/><BR/>Even though this book is only eighty-six pages long, a lot happens, and it is very funny and keeps up Meg Cabot's very fun and exciting writing style. If you are looking for a very fast read this is the way to go. I think it took me less than an hour to read the entire book!! <BR/><BR/>THE PRINCESS DIARIES books are all written in the form of a journal that Princess Mia keeps. Something very funny happens to mean old Grandmere in the very end of this installment that makes the whole point of the story even funnier! <BR/><BR/>Ms. Cabot goes back to Mia and Michael's first Valentine's Day together and tells the story of that. The whole book is a flashback that Mia has when finding and reading one of her old journals. Although that little tricky point was a little confusing to me at first, VALENTINE PRINCESS is another winner!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2007

    GREAT BOOK!

    Like all of the mag cabot books, this was an excelent read! I loved it! If you like the rest of the Princess Diries, this was deffinently my fave!

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