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Give Me Five (The Princess Diaries #5)

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  25,769 ratings  ·  486 reviews
Bowling??? My boyfriend would rather go bowling on his prom night than go to the prom!!!
Does he not have a romantic feeling in his body?

It's nearly Mia's fifteenth birtday. A time when a princess should be getting ready for the biggest night of her life- the Senior Prom, escorted by her ultra-hottie boyfriend, Michael. But nothing's going according to plan. Michael hasn't
Paperback, 238 pages
Published 2004 by Macmillan Publishers (first published September 1st 2003)
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Norah Sumner
"Instead of being wakened to the sound of birdsong, like princesses in books, I was wakened to the sound of Rommel shrieking as Fat Louie beat him senseless for getting into his bowl of Fancy Feast."

Fun as always.The Princess Diaries always make me feel better so I'm usually reading them when I'm kind of sad or depressed.Like this whole week.Today was my first day of senior year of high school and it was awful.The new school principal changed most of my professors.She also made a new behavior/
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Mia was insufferable in this one but I still love this series SO MUCH. Luckily Michael was perfect as per usual.
Shannon (leaninglights)
This one was cute. Mia was a bit melodramatic about the prom but that's Mia. lol If it weren't for Michael, I might not be as patient with her but I have to remember she's still a freshman even though we are 5 books in. These books are so cute and adorable, can't wait to read the next one :)
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
This time around, Princess Mia looks forward to having the best dance of her life. By going to the prom. With her boyfriend, Michael. But the big problem is: Michael doesn’t want anything to do with prom.

Then there’s Grandmere who fires a busboy after something happens to her pet pooch. A strike among busboys ensue and soon Grandmere finds herself lodging in with Mia’s mom under one roof. Sounds exciting, eh? Oh but there’s more! Wait till you hear Mia’s moms exciting baby news!

After a while, yo
just read the other reviews. i'm tired of typing. and trying to spell things correctly.
I'm reading this series in preparation for the Royal Wedding, the first adult novel about Mia, which is coming soon. I didn't start this series as an adolescent so my take on it is different then teen readers, but I think Cabot does have the emotions and hopes and dreams just right, or as I remember them anyway. The Prom is a big deal when you are in high school. And Mia wants to go.
Even though she sees that she's lucky and most of her life is, at least for a moment, going well, she is pining f
Howdy YAL
To see full binge for books 4, 41/3, 4 1/2, and 5 click here.

What I Remembered:

Really hating Lilly in this installment and not really feeling Toris.

What I Got:

Really hating Lilly. Finding Toris a lot more tolerable and believable. And finding Mia almost as intolerable as Lilly in this installment.

In fact, if I wanted to, I could have a drinking game every time Lilly or Mia annoyed me. I get that they’re fourteen/fifteen year old girls, but both of them need a good swift kick in the pants to rea
Sarah Actually
"And now I am lying here, a broken shell of a girl. . . fifteen years old, and yet so much older in so many ways. Because I know now what it is like to see all of your hopes and dreams crushed beneath the soulless heel of despair." Mia. Oh my god. It's prom. You are a freshman. You will have more chances to go to prom.

This book reminds me of what it would maybe be like to go back and read my own high school diaries, except less embarrassing. And this book is really embarrassing. Which is why I,
Next to Harry Potter, Princess Mia Thermopolis was probably the most formative literary character of my childhood. I remember being 13 and relating to every single word that was written in these books and feeling as though they were /my/ diaries and not Mia's. However, not surprisingly, reading them at 25 does not have quite the same impact. I no longer relate to Mia's self-centered obsessions about prom and I certainly no longer find Boris' manipulative self-destructive declaration of love even ...more
Ack, this was dreadful. I don't suppose it helps that I read it right after Pride and Prejudice, but even so. I know it's meant for children, but the previous four weren't this bad.
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In desperate need of escapism I turned to rereading this book today and I must say it delivered marvelously. It has everything you could ever hope for in a book of its genre and MORE: family drama, pregnancy, betrayal, lots of humor, and even a proletariat uprising. It is like a chaste telenovela (the pregnancy is Mia's mother's). The central question of this book is: Will Mia go to the prom with her boyfriend or NOT?! You would think that this would be a fairly easy question to resolve but as i ...more
After a disastrous 4th book, I was really worried about this series. Worried that it would just turn out to be all like this. And I didn't want that, so I went into this book with worry and I was looking at with different eyes.

Thankfully the book turned out to be great, a lot of fun and Mia was mostly doable in this one. Still a bit weird, still a bit strange, still a bit annoying, but I saw another girl as well. She is really growing up, she starting to see more of the world, starting to tell
I love these books & am reading them all from the library. Will Mia go to the prom with Michael & will her heavily pregnant mother embaress her by telling everyone about how often she has to pee?
This book plot was Mia trying to get Michael to go to prom with her. It was kind of like her ranting throughout the book by page 200 it was getting old. Still somewhat funny
Aug 18, 2012 Tricia rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: whiny teenage girls
Whine whine whine whine whine. Bella out of Twilight is a better narrator than Mia. Still, we can draw some similarities, can't we? Both stories start out with precarious yet vaguely original ideas (high school princess/vampire boyfriend) and both get sidetracked with unrelated, self-absorbed rants that completely murder any potential plot or action (why won't he take me to prom/why won't he make me a vampire). You get the gist of it. I didn't have much of a problem with either series until they ...more
Kylie Her
Meg Cabot captures what a girl thinks when it comes to prom. From the perfect dress to the overall perfect details of the night. Mia, the main character, is relatable in some ways because for one thing she bases her expectations of prom off of movies.I like to think that I do that too and for me if I can relate to a character than I feel more connected to a story. "Princess in Pink" is also one of those books where you don't have to read multiple books in the series to understand that one book. ...more
Oh Mia. I did feel more sympathy for her this time through. It IS hard, sometimes, when you're a teenager (and sometimes when you're older!) to say, "Hey, I like this thing" when someone you love doesn't like it. IN FACT, it takes, say, self-actualization, to learn how to do it. (Not a ton of sympathy for her about the summer in Genovia thing, though. Yeah, that's a commitment you should follow through on.)

And WOW. I forgot how awful Lilly is to Boris. I'm glad the book calls her on that and on
Okay, now Mia is totally getting on my nerves. Why isn’t she growing up a little? I never realised teens complained so much about EVERYTHING! She basically thinks every single issue that comes up and that doesn’t go along her way is ruining her life. It’s time to get some perspective, Mia.

It really peeved me to see how obsessed she was with the prom. I mean, the word “prom” is mentioned a whopping 287 times in the book! And it wasn’t even HER senior prom! It was Michael’s. And he was least inte
Britney Ou
The book" Princess in Pink(The Princess Diaries, #5) is published by the New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot. The genre of this book is realistic fiction because I think that the characters are made up in story. It is realistic fiction because in the book there are many incredible things happening all at one time. For example, when Mia was going to the prom she felt really content about it, but just when she think it is the best day ever, a more good new came. Mia was going to be a big ...more
What kind of annoyed me about this book was like it was all about Mia whining about wanting to go to prom. Like I understand but it didn't need to be like almost every page of how she wanted to go. But still it was good.
This is why I don't read a lot of chick-lit. On the one hand, the Princess Diaries are an entertaining read, all of the ones I've read so far, at least, but as the series progresses, my opinion of them goes down.

Really, if you want to go to the prom with your boyfriend, you talk to him about it. You don't write, "Ohhhhh my God! How do I get him to ask me to prom? I'll DIE if he doesn't!" in your diary over and over again. It's slightly annoying, the way that Meg Cabot stereotypes the characters
reread - Great installment of the Princess Diaries series. Lots of Star Wars and Buffy references as per usual. I wish the prom scene was a bit more descriptive but overall a great development in the life of Mia
This book is so much worse than previous one. Mia has terribly low self-esteem. She constantly calls herself a freak. What kind of message this books tells to teenagers? Moreover, she repeats a few times that life is not worth living without her boyfriend. And she again moans the whole book. Only this time about the prom. What is the big deal about this prom? Wait... I have a better question. How someone can be so incredibly immature? She thinks and behaves like a small child. Someone so immatur ...more
Personally, I didn't even want to go to my own prom. I thought it was kinda lame. But because my best friend had this immense need to go to the prom with someone outside of our district, and she didn't actually go to our school, she needed me so she could go to prom. This is coming from an old and wise person, not going to prom is actually more than okay because the excitement really only lasts one day and then afterwards you're talking about graduation and the senior trip for months and then yo ...more
My reading book for this week is Princess in pink, by Meg Cabot. I gave this book four stars because it is girly and talks about fantasy, the two things I love in books.I didn't give it a five star because there are many words I didn't really understand. Next time I will not wait for the book to come to me I will go to it. Like what Mia did she really wanted to go to the prom with Micheal,then her grandma asked him to go with princess Mia to the PROM, he didn't really like proms and they talked ...more

I finished this before midnight! Yay!

By the way, I accidentally deleted everything I wrote just thirty seconds before, so let's see if I can redo this review from scratch. Sigh, clumsy me.

This book had its moments. I especially liked it for its ending. Mia would be a great big sister, not to mention how much her brother would laugh at her.

Okay, first of all, Mia thinks Ebola is a cool disease? Right. A virus that causes millions of deaths is cool. Uhuh. Anyway, Lilly. God, you won't ima
A Mia parece ficar mais velha porém mais imatura nesse livro. Além da história ter parecido bastante arrastada e muito mais longa do que o necessário (o que também aconteceu no livro anterior, então talvez tivesse sido mais esperto tê-los resumido em um livro só?), ela insistia em querer que tudo fosse feito do jeito dela, impondo as próprias vontades ao namorado que ela tanto ama -- sem falar que ela simplesmente repetiu a chateação de "oh, quero que ele me entenda" enquanto se recusava a discu ...more
This book is really good. It contains a lot of exciting and tense parts such as the baby getting born and Grandmere moving in. My favorite character is never the least the main character Mia. Mia is a princess of Genovia that lives in New York. She found out that she was a princess when she was in high school. The main plot of the book starts with Princess Mia's birthday that led to a busboy being fire that led to a whole city protesting.
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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
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The Princess Diaries (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Princess in the Spotlight (The Princess Diaries, #2)
  • Princess in Love (The Princess Diaries, #3)
  • Princess in Waiting (The Princess Diaries, #4)
  • Princess in Training (The Princess Diaries, #6)
  • Party Princess (The Princess Diaries, #7)
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  • Forever Princess (The Princess Diaries, #10)
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“Do not chase boys. Chasing boys is bad. Chasing boys can lead to horrible things like mansions going up into flames, hand amputations, and blindness. So have some self respect and don't let things get too far before the wedding day.” 11 likes
“I can command the Royal Genovian Air Force," Grandmère supposedly replied. "As well as the Royal Genovian Navy. But the one thing in the world I have no control over, Helen, is your womb. Now come along.” 6 likes
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