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Princess in Training (The Princess Diaries #6)

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  20,529 ratings  ·  399 reviews
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. High school sophomore Princess Mia records in her diary her struggles with geometry, the expectations of being a college student's girlfriend, running for president of the student council, and a potential ecological disaster in her native land, Genovia.
Library, 276 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Turtleback (first published January 1st 2004)
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Jessica (priceiswong)
Oh Mia... As I mentioned in my last review.. it's during this stage that I have to give these books 4 stages instead of 5 because of how annoying Mia can get. She's only 15.. I get it. It's just a bit harder to read now that I'm older. Still really enjoyed it and it definitely made me laugh! Really wanting to speed through rereading the rest so I can read A Royal Wedding when it comes out!!
WHY do I keep reading these "Princess" books? WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY??? Am I forgetting that

* These books are total fluff books with practically NO substance WHATSOEVER?

* They are intended for teenagers?

* I am no longer a teenager?

* I don't think I will let my daughter read them when she is a teenager?

* My curiosity was fully satisfied by the third book?

Well, maybe I'll let her read the first few. But probably not book four or five, and definitely not six. Yes, I get that it's supposed to be Mia's
Howdy YAL
See my entire binge read of this book and books 6-7 1/2 here.


Besides, Princess in Waiting this is probably the most lackluster installment in the series. However, in retrospect I think Meg did an excellent job portraying a teenage girl. I hate to say it, when I was Mia’s age I probably acted a lot like her-though slightly less neurotic. And Teen Me is someone I really don’t want to be again.

That being said, I really wish there was more to this one. I could care less for either of the plots.
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Best part of this book: When Mia looked up her mom's ex using Yahoo! People Search. I'm not sure I even remember that.

Most surprising part: How often Mia actually said "sex". This it the Doing It book and I just remembered everyone calling it that all the time. And they certainly do, but it's not as excessive as I remember.

Fun fact: When this book was originally released, it came out a lot earlier in England than in the US (if I remember correctly, it was a mistake somewhere). I was in college a
In case you were not aware, I LOVE The Princess Diaries series. I have read all ten books (approximately) a million times, and they are so near and dear to my heart. This series played a huge role in my life (and my sister’s life) as I grew up, and I’m just having a blast rereading them this year.

Princess in Training is actually one of my favorite books in the series—which, yes, I know it’s so meta to have favorite books in one of your favorite series.

In this installment, Mia is dealing with a l
Until the last few pages of the book, I was going to give this one star for the simple reason that I just did not like it. At all.

Some of my complaints (this is by no means a complete list):

*I need the adults in Mia's life to step up and start acting like the adults. When Mia came to her mother and was asking questions about sex, her mother probably should have pushed more and given Mia more information. It was CLEAR TO ME that Mia was not handling things well. I just really think Mia's mother s
I swear these just get better and better,as usual Mia is her stressed out assuming the worst about every situation self this time its the possible environmental disaster she has bestowed on genovia, feeling pressure to sleep with Michael or should I say "Do it" all the while dealing with an election presidency she didn't want to run in and a English teacher who seems bent on giving Mia B's instead of A Grades. Like the previous books Mia' s dilemma's are handled with humour and alot of love brin ...more
Princess Mia's had a lot on her plate lately...just like always!

This was a well-written sixth instalment to The Princess Diaries, where Mia's life is still as chaotic as ever, but without being so chaotic it's no longer something girls can relate to.

This was the instalment where I really connected with Mia. I suppose it was her birthday that clicked me on in the previous instalment- mine was happening a couple of days after I read it- but as I was reading Sixsational, I picked up on some stuff
Jul 26, 2009 Julie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Meg Cabot fans, anyone wanting to be reminded of their high school years.
Recommended to Julie by: I've read the previous Princess Diaries books.
I really do enjoy these books.

This one in particular made me realize something. In earlier books, I got a bit fed up with Mia for being so dense about certain things... but somehow, during this volume, suddenly I recalled with perfect clarity (and the advantage of hindsight) how COMPLETELY NAIVE AND CLUELESS I was at that age. I got worked up over all kinds of minor issues, completely read ridiculous things into the smallest comment or behavior, and generally was a giant idiot. Oh yes, that was
In this installment, Mia starts to realize her own abilities and begins to stand up for herself. Yes, she is still uncomfortable in her own skin, worries over everything and has the same streak of putting herself down, but she is beginning to grow up. And that is good.
One of the best things so far about this series is that Mia does grow and change while still retaining her lovely self-effacing personality. Her thoughts and ideas are becoming more adult. She's beginning to be a tiny bit more self
Megan Horrocks
I couldn't handle this book. I've read silly books as a preteen so I thought I would do ok with this one, but it nearly drove me crazy. There was absolutely no plot, just the diary of a very selfish preteen girl with no real thought. All that happened was she nearly destroyed the ecosystem of her own country and seemed to think that it wasn't that big of deal, and she was afraid her college boyfriend would want to "do it." That was the entire novel. I have nothing good to
I like Mia being student body president but like eughhh I need Mia to mature a bit hahahha
Rachel Brand
Urrrgh. Mia dealt with the issue of sex far too immaturely for someone of her age. This book could have been a lot shorter if she'd talked to Michael in the first place and not just spent all her time worrying into her diary. If you can't talk to your boyfriend about your relationship then why are you in a relationship? This book put me off finishing the series for a long time. Oh, and the election/pop-culture thing? Really annoyed me. This book is very soon going to be very dated.

Book Status: G
Now the series is getting better Mia isn't as annoy anymore
Ok. I don't know why I'm a glutton for punishment. Or maybe it's the fact that the book is supposedly a popular young adult book series. Or the fact that both movies based on the book really were great!! I guess it's just like some sort of train wreck that I'm just glued to see what happens. So I picked up this book and decided okay I've read the other 5.5 books. I...must...see...what...happens... So I read the book and again the author over using the word "oh my god" is annoying as if this is t ...more
Nur Fadilla Octavianasari
wuohh lama banget baru bisa update lagi nih , paket modemnya abis sih :D

well as usual, Mia slalu dapet masalah baru . terlebih setelah adiknya rocky ternyata gak diasuh dengan bner ama bapak ibuk mreka - helen and Mr.G- dan Mia yang asli bner2 parnoan jadi tambah panik deh -.-
dan yah, dia ditunjuk jadi president of AEHS sama si 'gila' Lilly Moscovitz .
but,i thought the biggest problem she has was michael , yeah sbenernya bkn slah mike juga sih . lebih tepatnya si-evil-lana weinberger! she said t
It is sophomore year and what is a princess to do? Between running for Student Class President (thanks to Lilly and her nomination), struggling to pass Geometry which is just as bad as Algebra was, and missing Michael who is now in college all the way across town, life is crazy as ever for NY on royal. But then Lana has too go make it worse by informing Mia that now that Michael is in college he is going to want more than a goodnight kiss...ALOT more!

After reading the first book in this series I
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Krista Basilio
Mia is back in this latest Princess Diaries book. In this installment of our favorite self-actualizing princess, Mia is starting her sophomore year of High School. Unfortunately she's starting it without her boyfriend Michael who is now in College. He's a college guy and according to archenemy Lana he's going to expect her to "do it". Not only that Lilly has nominated her to run for Student Council President against Lana. Not to mention the snail incident and the fact that her mom and step-dad a ...more
Taryn Brittany
Mia is back from her summer in Genovia, where she caused quite a stir with her environmental actions. Now that she's back home, she's starting sophomore year and must face a new challenge - Geometry. School is different without her boyfriend Michael, who is in college across town. Also, Mia's best friend Lily nominated her for student council president (against her will), and now Lily and Grandmere are working together on Mia's campaign strategy. These problems all seem minor, though, when Lana ...more
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Chloe B.
This one was good. I finished it today, and Mia becomes student council president, and her and her boyfriend.... well, just see for yourself. I'd rather not say... hahaha... I think it's the sixth book.......I think.... Then, there's a 6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2 i think and many many more.... So, yeah. These books are really hard to explain, because it really is her diary, so it's just her telling you what's happening in her life, she's aspiring to become a writer, that's why she keeps a journal. Also, the ...more
Unfortunately this is my least favorite. (Not the third book anymore). I read some comments and reviews and they felt didn't like the emphasis on sex. Sex is actually a very common question with teens and there are a lot of insecurities and confusions so I'm glad it was brought it and she did it how Mia would have dealt with it exactly. So there weren't any inconsistencies.

However, I'm hoping there's more character development. I'm having a hard time connecting with Mia. You don't have to be si
I plan to read this book with my teens for one reason: to point out the absolute insanity of wasting your entire life on something as banal as sex. sex is merely one aspect of life and should not eclipse our intelligence or ability to contribute meaningfully to society. I would also use the book to show how sex in our society is so often pushed on women and used as a means of dominance over females. Mia is so plainly not ready for sex yet given so little support and trust. I lost my respect for ...more
Andrea Ika
Book Review: Princess in Training

Meg Cabot

My rating 3 stars

Princess for president!
Student body president, that is. It's all the fault of Princess Mia's power-mad best friend and campaign manager, Lilly, who nominates her in the first place. This is not how Mia imagined kicking off her sophomore year, even if Grandmère thinks ruling her high school makes good practice for ruling Genovia someday.
As usual, Mia has bigger problems to worry about, though. Sophomore geometry appears to be just as
Courtney Brown
3 stars

Oh, what can I say? I read the first half of this series back in 2013 just as escapism, but I stopped at book number 5 after getting bored with it all. Thanks to Royal Wedding's release, though, I decided to pick the series back up just so I can read that one.

From a "oh, this is good for teens" perspective, I'm impressed that Cabot presents such a varied and positive portrayal of under-age Doing It. (Irritatingly enough, Mia refers to sex this way for most of the book.) Like, I'd be happy
Mia runs for school President, gets criticised by her English teacher and worries that Michael is going to dump her for not doing "IT". Boris gets hot, Lilly is still angry about everything and Fat Louie is still fat.

My brain hurts a little. I still have two P.D books left. But the reason I'm reading them is a good one. I brought the first five to a charity shop today. Super efficient me! I now have an eensy bit more bookshelf space.

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I liked this one okay - particularly Mia's run for student council president - but I also have a lot of serious qualms, most notably with the handling of the Michael storyline. He's supposed to be the perfectly loving and supportive boyfriend but his whole attitude towards whether or not he and Mia will ever "do it" does not make him seem that way. I've always had a hard time believing Michael and Mia as a couple, mostly because the age difference is SO significant between a sophomore in high sc ...more
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