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Princess in Training (The Princess Diaries #6)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  18,375 ratings  ·  339 reviews
Student body president, that is--nominated by her power-mad best friend, Lilly. This is not how Mia imagined kicking off her sophomore year, but as usual, she has bigger problems to worry about, like Geometry. And now that Mia's one true love, Michael, is uptown at college, what's the point of even getting up for school in the morning? But the last straw is what Lana whisp...more
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Published October 6th 2009 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 2004)
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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...more
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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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...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...more
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...more
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
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
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...more
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
B Betancourt
Oh dear lord, it's been awhile since I read Book 5, so I had to do some re-reading earlier this day, but ah, everything went okay! I didn't realize how much I loved reading these books. Seriously, they're way much better than the movie (even Mia herself says so in the book!) but anyway, mostly it was all about how Lily elected Mia as a President of their High School, and obviously, Mia was all shocked and saying "no" all over again, Lily as always so self-centered and never actually listening. A...more
I don't know why I keep making myself read these books. They're all the same and I don't think I can take many more of these. Mia overreacts with everything anyone says to her. All she cares about is Michael breaking up with her cause she won't have sex with him. Blehh. Did not enjoy this book at all.
Francine Guzman
Start: 4/11/14
Finished: 4/22/14

This book is about Mia going back to school. She and her friend Lilly don't look forward to much as their year advances. New relationships have occurred and a distance has formed between two individuals. Though things are new as they return, some things seem to remain the same. A competition arrives for student-council president and it just gets tougher for Mia.

The Mia's grandmother is definitely supportive for Mia running in the campaign. In fact, she gave pens...more
IMO the language and frequent subject matter was just plain inappropriate. I know I'm a prude, but I expect YA books to be "safe" reading. Didn't get past the first few chapters.
Mia was kind of annoying me and so was Lily. I like it when Mia is with Micheal because he shuts her up properly. To where he is not annoying.
This series is getting old, frankly.
Mia is now in Sophomore year but Michael has moved away to college, he hasn't gone far but it's enough to make it hard to see each other. Lilly nominates Mia for school president, Mia doesn't understand geometry and she may have caused an economic crisis in Genovia. Not only that but the question of moving her relationship with Michael to the next level comes up, and she's not sure she is ready for more.
That is basically all the book is about, Mia's fight to be school president even though she d...more
Teresa Gibson
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Brandi Streeval
my mom bought me this book when it first came out, Mia's best friend Lilly nominates her for the student body president of there school, but Mia does not want to be the student body president, her grandmother thinks that it will be good practice for Mia for when she rules Genovia one day, and Lilly is Mia's campaign manager, at first Mia does not like running and than she begins to like it, and Mia is running against the most popular girl in school, Mia is having as much trouble in sophomore geo...more
I really hate Lilly sometimes. I don't understand how Mia can continue to be friends.

I spent a good part of this book kind of wanting to slap Mia, too. In so many ways I can relate to her and in so many others I just want to shake her. That girl has issues communicating, good god. Just SAY THIS SHIT sometimes, oh my god.

I liked this book because it actually addresses some real issues, about relationships and high school social standings. And Mia's speech was incredibly epic. Good for her.

Roseli Gomes
OBS: Quando ler "O Diário da Princesa" recordem-se que é uma adolescente que escreve com todas as suas dúvidas e incertezas e que é uma Literatura Infanto-Juvenil..

O 6º Volume conseguiu superar as barreiras que Mia encontrava em acreditar no amor de Michael e na sua capacidade de um dia poder ser a Líder de Genóvia...

A Avó de Mia e e Lily (melhor amiga) se uniram para elegerem a Mia como Representante Estudantil, nesse meio tempo, Mia está apavorada com a ideia de sua iniciação sexual (que sua a...more
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun...more
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