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Princess Mia (The Princess Diaries #9)

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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? Now that Michael has broken things off, Mia can barely get out of bed, and her parents are making her see a "therapist." School, where Lilly still refuses to speak to her and Lana suddenly wants to be bff, i
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Hardcover, 274 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Harper Teen (first published January 1st 2007)
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Erin
Hmmm.

This book was fighting a losing battle against itself.

What do I mean by that? I guess... just that parts of it were great; other parts made me want to barf. Which, for me, makes it a typical Meg Cabot experience. I feel like we're destined to not click, Meg and I.

The Great
Maybe it's just that I've read so many of Mia's diaries, but these characters are starting to find a place in my heart. Especially Tina and Boris. Bless their hearts. (Lilly, too, is starting to feel like a real person...
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Jessie
Okay, I have to say it was not her best. My favorite part was when Michael finally emailed her. I have to say that I really just didn't like how she agreed with Michael about breaking up. I expected him to come back, or take her abck, in this book. I have to say it was a let down for me. I hope Michael comes back, I liked him.
Abby
This is the first book in this series that I felt I could make a full-sized review on and that's because I think this one was my favorite so far.

Characters:
Mia: I finally fully loved Mia's character in a book. I think she changed and grew a lot from the last book and she's finally realizing things that need to be realized. I almost think she's more relatable now that she's gone through her transformation. Her breakdown was believable and consistent with her character through the series.
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Rachel Brand
When I started to read this book I was worried that it was going to be another pathetic story full of whining and moaning from Mia, much like books 4 - 7, but thankfully Mia's depressive period didn't last for too long. There were some things which I liked about this book: the absence of Michael, who I always thought was unsuited for Mia; the absence of Lilly, who Mia should learn to stand up to; the story about the diary of Mia's ancestor, which was quite interesting; the subplot about Kenny - ...more
Brandy
There are some books I read where I wrestle with my conscience: to list it on GoodReads, or not? And so far I've always come down on the side of listing them all, even though they may not all be books I want to cop to reading. I'm listing this one and not putting it in my update feed. Maybe it'll sneak under my Smart Friends' radars, because I read this and I feel a deep shame for that fact.

Somehow I've managed to avoid the Clique/Gossip Girl/A-List types, but this series has sucked me in and wo
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Emma
Oct 21, 2008 Emma rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: um, no one.
Shelves: meg-cabot, romance
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Anisha
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Howdy YAL
Really 4.5 upon reread I really didn't like the whole Genovia is really a democracy plot. Mainly because I'm a poly-sci minor and it seems to me that there would've been more fall out than there actually was. At least for Genovia, they avoid being ruled by Mia now. That has to be a plus (for them). Most annoying reward goes to Lilly, but thankfully she's regulated to background. Another issue I had was that Mia was diagnosed with depressions and NOT an anxiety disorder. Based on the past books, ...more
Mikochin
Buku pertama di 2015!

Meski tidak terlalu bangga dengan buku ini sebagai pilihan bacaan di awal tahun, tapi setidaknya saya berhasil menyelesaikannya--tidak seperti setumpuk buku lain yang saya kumpulkan sepanjang 2014, dibaca beberapa halaman, lalu ditinggalkan berdebu di salah satu rak atau atas lemari atau di mana saja, hingga berdebu.

Mia Thermopolis masih seheboh biasanya, dan selalu rajin menuliskan setiap detail terkecil kehidupannyaa dalam buku harian--satu hal yang sampai saat ini masih t
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Anum
Mia needs THERAPY?????

After her break-up with Michael and her falling out with her Lily, poor Mia is so depressed, she finds herself in a hole from which she can't really seem to find a way out. While Lily constantly ignores her, Michael starts emailing her as if nothing ever happened between them and the are friends just like they had been before the dance. On the other hand, J.P. has started to finally show his true feelings for Mia, persuing for a relationship.

In all this drama, Mia discover
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Vicki
I got this Meg Cabot book from my school library. It is one of 3 our school has out of about 25 that I looked up in an effort to save money. I am glad Princess Mia is one of the three.

In this book the main character is really likable. She is in that stage of her life where she learns that she has some growing up to do, one of which is learning to stand up for herself. (I just read another book with this theme.) Young adults all have to learn the knack of standing up for themselves in life.

One as
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Jessica
This was one of the better ones of this series, to which I am totally and completely addicted. I laugh until I cry every time, but this one was actually . . . well, kinda serious, and that's a good thing. Michael has broken up with Mia, Lilly's not talking to her, she's discovered a terrible secret about Genovian history, and Cabot handles it all expertly. I've seen this book criticized for making light of depression, since Mia's parents send her to therapy because she's upset about Michael. As ...more
Tigger
FOR CHRISSAKES, MIA, SHUT. UP.
I've endured your "i love michael does he love me omg he doesn't" for eight books, just praying he would break up with you and you would grow a brain. But clearly this whole "now i don't have a boy who will listen to my every stupid freaking whim and freak!out" thing was not very liberating for you.

This book, the ninth in a series of ten which has been running for a number of years and has spawned a number of totally irrelevant side books and two successful movies
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kari
Feb 20, 2015 kari rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya, 2015
Mia has a complete pity party for herself, resulting in being forcibly taken to therapy and the girl needs help so, thankfully, she is getting it.
She seems to be having a difficult time owning up to her mistakes and her inability to see that she has hurt other people, purposely or not, well, that got on my nerves. Lilly has every right to be angry with her(not that I condone her behavior afterward) and Mia saying she doesn't even know what she's done to make Lilly angry make Mia seems very self-
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Kellie
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Sophie Trier
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Erin
Oh Mia! Michael is gone, your best friend hates you and your worst enemy wants to be your new bestie - what's a girl to do?! Cabot hits another homerun with this charming installment. I can't wait for the 10th (and final) Princess Diaries book.
Britney Ou
The book Princess Mia(The Princess Diaries, #9) is published by the New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot. I think the genre that best fits this book is realistic fiction because the characters in the book acted very familiar to the people in real life. For example, in the book Michael was leaving for Japan and Mia think that Michael hate her so she is really heartbroken and now her friend Lilly hate her for stealing her boyfriends and starting a website on disliking Mia. All this that ha ...more
Melanie
A deliciously stark contrast to my life right now - all problems can be solved in 200 short pages and there's the obligatory happy ending. Ah, bliss. And oh, if only my life worked that way!
Riema
MIA THERMOPOLIS AND MICHAEL MOSCOVITZ IS STILL AND FOREVER WILL BE MY OTP.
so, f u, JP! kidding.
Wendy
May 21, 2008 Wendy rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
Meg Cabot is such a compelling writer--but why do all her books have to be about sex?
Dayna
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Clarissa Candrian
Another great world by Meg.
Love you!
Ms. Patterson
I recently learned that Meg Cabot has written an eleventh book in the Princess Diaries series to be published summer of 2015. That news was just what I needed to get me to pull out those I still had left to read in the series. I honestly don't know why I got away from them, as I just adore Mia.

In this installment, Mia has a mental breakdown after Michael ends their romantic relationship and Lilly still won't speak to her. After spending a week in bed, her parents force her to go to therapy with
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Jessica
I've read this series sporadically. I've read a book here, a book there, but I haven't read all the books (and it's been a few years since I've stopped keeping up with the series). I decided to read the last few books on a whim, and to my surprise, I ended up really liking this one. I'm an adult now and wasn't sure I could relate to Mia's endearing, slightly neurotic behavior anymore, but I can really relate to what she goes through in this book. Having struggled with depression myself, I saw my ...more
Jean Oram
Like any book Meg writes, this book is witty, heart-wrenching as well as something you don’t want to put down. This is book 9 in the Princess Diary series and Princess Mia deals with a lot. Seriously, practically every huge topic for teens comes up. We’re talking best friend break ups, boyfriend break ups, depression, cyber-bullying, cliques, what to do with a boy who says he loves you, growth spurts, publicity (okay, not many teens have to deal with that), having to grow up before you are fully ...more
Becky R.
Mia and Michael have broken up, as Mia believes. Michael has headed off to Japan, having his last sight of Mia being in a kiss with fellow hottie, J.P. Abernathy. Mia literally can not function. Her best friend Lilly is ignoring her, and she has no hope of reaching Michael until he reaches Japan (which takes a good portion of the book). Mia does not get dressed, shower, or go to school, to which her parents send her off to counseling to pull herself together.

I really loved this book for its comp
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Sanam
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Hilda
Way to go, Mia! I want to shout it right into her face. Finally! She reaches something, a step to self-actualization.

Better than books before, Princess Mia give you smile, laughs, and satisfied feeling that finally Mia does something independently. Actually, I was kind of getting tired with her whining, crying, and depression in previous book so I didn’t know whether to read this one or not. I still want to tell Mia to stop being so naïve, but I’ve got to say that this book is beyond my expectat
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Shonda
Princess Mia immediately begins where volume 8, Princess on the Brink, leaves off. Mia is obsessed with hearing back from Michael, her one true love, as he just left NYC for a year in Japan. Mia said (and did) harsh things to him before he left and she wanted to take it all back and try to make their relationship work. He finally contacts her, only to tell her the dreaded words no woman wants to hear: "Maybe we should just be friends." Mia is devastated by this and begins a downward spiral.

Her p
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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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