Princess Mia (The Princess Diaries #9)
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? Michael has broken up with her, her bff Lilly won't speak to her, and her parents are forcing her to see a therapist. Even J.P.'s efforts to cheer Mia up (he's being really sweet!) aren't helping.
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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.
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... ...more
I love the way her friends (I'm not including Lilly in that) are so supportive of her. I love the scene (view spoiler)[when everyone, including Lana and Trisha, come up to her after Mia after Lilly blows up at her. And Boris! Such a good friend. (hide sp ...more
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.
To be fair, I didn't plan to do it . Read it I mean. On account of Mia's reasons, no offence but were completely stupid and irrational. I mean who does that ! Seriously. Anyway, Lily and J.P were so totally annoying.
Overall, 3 stars.
This was a really well book except…
Mia’s not clinically depressed.
She was only in her pajamas for a week.
Try living with someone who is clinically depressed and then try saying Mia is depressed.
That’s from my own personal experience though. Maybe if I hadn’t grown up with someone who suffered from depression, I wouldn’t have mind Dr. Knutz evaluation so much.
And Mia’s parents, you really didn’t need to send her to a shrink. My parents would’ve ...more
Somehow I've managed to avoid the Clique/Gossip Girl/A-List types, but this series has sucked me in and wo ...more
ETA 7 years later: Princess Mia continues the rejuvenation of the series that began in PD #8, building on its strengths to tell a compelling story while maintaining the series’ signature humor. Cabot does a great job showing Mia’s descent into depression, as well as her recovery. She also FINALLY addresses the fact that Lilly is pretty much the worst friend of all ti ...more
I think Mia has finally started to grow up. She's not perfect, of course, and she was still naively oblivious to J.P.'s feelings, but I think she'll be a lot more mature in the next book as a result of everything in this one.
I adored Tina. She was SO great to Mia and was completely adorable. It felt like we saw more of her and I'm so happy about that. I will NEVER forgive Lilly after this, though. No matter what Mia does or says, Lilly is forever on my bad side ...more
* Tina Hakim Baba ~ cheerful friend
* Prestigious Domina Rei Women's Society
* Dr. Knut ...more
We are returned once again to our beloved female protagonist's head...err diary where we go on a journey once again with her. It's a journey of healing and standing up for what you believe in. Mia grows so much into her own in this book. She ...more
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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