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Party Princess (The Princess Diaries #7)

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  18,524 Ratings  ·  384 Reviews
Princess just want to have fun This spring, Mia's determined to have a good time, despite the fact that the student government over which she presides is suddenly broke. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) Grandmere has an elaborate scheme to simultaneously raise money, catapult Mia to theatrical fame, and link her romantically with an eligible ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 2006)
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Jessica (priceiswong)
4.5 stars!
Flying through these last few books so I can read A Royal Wedding! It's just sitting on my nightstand STARING at me!
This is also the first book I've finished for the #TBRTakedown Readathon! 288 pages read so far!
Jan 25, 2016 April rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Definitely my least favourite of the series so far. I just felt like it was kinda pointless tbh
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
I'm on a roll with these audiobooks. I love this series so much.
Shannon (leaninglights)
Actual rating 3.5 stars
I'm not in love with this book but it was still good. I want more substance and less superficial. I did like the addition of our newest character though. I realize these are supposed to be light and fluffy and fun, which they are, but I want to see Mia growing and maturing as she gets older, which hasn't happened thus far. Will be jumping into book 8 soon!
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Young Adult; Romance
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsessive?: Obsessive a bit, a tiny triangle.
Cliff Hanger: kinda.
Rating: 4 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 7
Characters: 8
World Building: 7
Flow: 8
Series Congruity: 7
Writing: 8
Ending: 7

Total: 7

In Dept

Best Part:
Mia calmed down a bit.
Worst Part: I have a bad feeling about J.P.
Thoughts Had: REALY!; Just do it!; oh he is trouble!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes

Short Review: Well, Mia is almost back on
Howdy YAL
See my entire binge read of this book and books 6-7 1/2 here.

I think this book gets a bad rap.

I can understand why it might get a little lackluster reviews though. At it’s face it might seem silly. Really, a musical about Genovia. But I think this is the book where the series finally picks up steam again because JP enters the scene.

Up until this point, JP was simply known as the guy who doesn’t like it when you put corn in his chili. However, he actually becomes a real character in this installm
Feb 13, 2015 kari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, 2015
Another fun book in the series. Each book builds on the character and growth of Mia, her relationships with her boyfriend, family, friends. In this one, Mia begins to have a better understanding of how she wants to behave and choices she wants to make. The production of a play in a week seems impossible, but with her grandmother in charge, you can imagine she would make it happen.
I do love Mia's voice, still both funny and touching, feels authentic.
The one thing I have had and continue to have
Feb 15, 2009 Sabine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mia is not a party girl---and Michael is having a party, with college girls! But when can she tell him she can't make it when she has to figure out how to raise 5,000 dollars since the school budget is broke? Not to worry, Grandmere is full of ideas...well at least one and anything beats selling scented candles that are shaped like fruit! When Mia takes Lana's advice, of all people, on how to be a party girl will it Michael ever speak to her again and even if he forgives her for Sexy Dancing at ...more
Aug 25, 2009 Mo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Fun to read, but oh so silly. Of course I was expecting a certain degree of sillyness, but nothing quite to this extent. An entire book of this girlie blabbering on about whether or not she should go to a party, and worrying about what going there (yes! she does go! Spoilerrrr!) may have done for her image. Bluhh... not to mention the whole Mary-Sue-plotline of the musical.

Nope, didn't work for me. I picked this up as a nice, fun read, but it really annoyed the crap out of me. Still, two stars,
Oct 13, 2007 Melita rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklits
I actually enjoyed the first 3 books of this serial.
But this is getting kinda boring..
I love Meg Cabot's style,
but she's turning into Danielle Steel, whose novels I find too static and predictable.
Jun 02, 2007 nicole rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinished, ya
So this is where you lost me, Mia.
Sep 27, 2015 Daniela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks-lidos
Ler estes livros com a minha idade actual já não é a mesma coisa do que quando comecei, como tal, é natural que a minha classificação seja completamente diferente da que daria há uns anos atrás.
Eu gosto desta saga, mas tenho pena que não evolua muito, que cada um dos livros gire única e exclusivamente à volta de um dos dilemas da Mia.
Outra coisa que tenho sentido é que cada vez mais embirro com a Lilly. Meu deus, ela trata tão mal a Mia e todo o mundo que a rodeia. É demasiado egoísta para o meu
Aug 17, 2015 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
I enjoyed this one so much more than the last two or three. Mia's starting to grow up and we're seeing that more. I'm also so in love with Mia and Michael.
Has Mia grown up yet? No.
Is she getting there? Umm, maybe.

In this installment, Mia is obsessing about Michael’s party for his college buddies. She feels insecure about being the least intelligent person in the room and being a dorky princess but oh no, she doesn’t for once speak to Michael about it. Clarisse is bidding on a faux island shaped like Genovia and she has one major competition in the bid war. And this man has a son in Mia’s school. Who could that be? Guy Who Hates It When They Put Co
Fatimah Ragom
i had to skip number 6 because i couldnt find it in the store and reading this ruined everything for me! it was amazing and really funny like all her books and had many new surprises but what i dont like it that her books seem really childish and arent very original in many ways like how they lost all the money - wait was that this book or the next one?
It kind of funny how Meg Cabot accurately depicts a teenage mind in the Princess Diaries book.
In this one, a good example would be Mia's internal conflict between whether or not she should attend a party that Michael is throwing because she doesn't know how to party. If she actually thought about what kind of person she knew Michael to be, maybe she wouldn't have humiliated herself.

Grandmere and this island. She acts more like a celebrity that a celebrated queen. Pffft responsible MY FOOT!

Krista Basilio
Girls or in Mia's case - just want to have fun. But that is somewhat of a hard situation when you're Mia Thermopolis - princess of a small principality known as Genovia, as well as one of the biggest over-analyzing worriers on the face of the earth. So while Mia would love to be thinking only about her boyfriend's upcoming college party, Mia is sitting around worrying about having her face pummeled in by short, strong-as-an-ape, Amber Cheeseman - senior valedictorian who is totally going to frea ...more
Goldilocks Reviews
Jul 29, 2015 Goldilocks Reviews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meg-cabot
This was so cute. I love all the pop culture references that I can finally appreciate now as a adult because I read this series in middle school. I love that Mia freaks out over everything and we share a lot of the same traits. I laughed so hard when they decided to make Guy Who Hates It When They Put Corn In The Chili a part of the group and gave him a real name. It was nice to see a running joke in the series given some depth. Another cute addition to the series. This is the last one I have re ...more
Dec 25, 2015 Nerita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This entry wasn't as sappy as others. All the trouble beggins when Mias school treasury runs out of money and suddenly Michael wants to throw a college party. Mia wants to show everyone that she is a party girl, though she is not. It was fun to read this book though sometimes it was dragging a little bit.
Jun 17, 2015 Krista rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, 2015, library
I don't think I've ever read this one so finally getting around to all the ones I haven't read. I really liked this one. The play, wait sorry musical, was funny and J.P was great :D
Nov 29, 2014 Myndi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So, while this story explained a bit of Lilly's behavior, I don't think it excuses it. She's still really abrasive and downright mean to Mia.
That aside, I did love the book. The group of friends Mia has gains a new face. I love that Mia becomes braver and more accepting of people the more she matures in her role as princess. The relationship with Michael has a bit of a struggle again, but easily fixed in spite of Mia's overactive imagination. I enjoyed the fact that in her own twisted way, Grand
Rachel Lightwood

This series is so damn awful. How did this stuff get published? Ugh.

Full review to come.
Dec 09, 2015 Cammie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Meg Cabot’s voice and style for her Princess Diaries series continues to be avant garde and authentic in the seventh instalment of Princess Amelia’s saga, Party Princess. The authenticity is created by the story of Mia’s bottomless teenage angst as student body president, girlfriend to the perfect college boy, budding princess of a European country ruled by a slightly evil grandma, and awkward teen all at once. These woes are all being told through a creative series of various media com
Oct 03, 2010 Minli rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, this is the book that made me gave up on the Princess Diaries. I spent 10 minutes at the library today flipping through it and trying to remember if I'd read it. Turns out that I had, and had repressed it from my memory because it was so awful, like a train wreck you can't stop watching. Well, we'll see. Mia and I have a history, the two of us. I remember reading her ten years ago. TEN! I borrowed 8-10 for a Princess Diaries reunion this week, and we'll see if it gets any better.
May 26, 2015 Aimee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amber Kestner
Aug 01, 2015 Amber Kestner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, princesses
I do actually remember this book when Mia makes a big fool of herself dancing with another guy and drinking beer for her age isn't really smart. I do recommend reading this i'm not going to spoil to much because well this is one of them books you have to find out what Mia is going through emotionally.
Britney Ou
Feb 23, 2015 Britney Ou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Princess Diaries, Party Princess is published by Meg Cabot the New York Times bestselling author. The genre of this book is realistic fiction because the stuffs that happen in the book can be half true and half fake. Like in the book, Mia was just in high school and she had seen many celebrities and was the princess of a country. It is realistic fiction because it is very not true that a child can open her own program on TV show and start a magazine like Mia and Lilly. The theme of this book ...more
Mar 28, 2012 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one has Mia being in a play and not knowing how to party. Lilly decides to make a magazine called Fat Louie's Pink Butthole. And 18 year-old Michael still wants to have sex with his 15 year-old girlfriend.

General Princess Diaries book. One left(that I currently own, anyway)!
This is probably more likely to be a 2.5.

With the Kindle sale marking down the last three books in the series, I was pretty keen to be on the final stretch of a series that I really loved growing up. In Seventh Heaven, Mia has to face being president of a broke student council, and her fears about Michael wanting to date a 'college girl'.

This is a pretty airy instalment, with not all that much happening. It does, however, set up an interest plot featuring a new character, JP. He happens to be th
Sep 08, 2014 Dayna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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