The Secret Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries #4.5)
What on earth is that princess up to now?
Hammer in hand, Princess Mia embarks on an epic adventure for one so admittedly unhandy: Along with her cohorts from school, she's off to build houses for the less fortunate. It doesn't take Mia long to realize that helping others -- while an unimpeachably noble pastime -- is very hard work. Will her giving spirit prevail? Will the...more
This installment isn’t much, and really doesn’t pertain to the over all series (I’m wondering if it’s even been reprinted recently).
The nice thing about it, besides the fact that it’s profits went to a wonderful cause, is that it’s a novella you’re not required to read.
I hate it when novellas are super important to the book-case in point, Sweet Sixteen Princess. True, authors will recap for us what went on but you’ll still inevitably b ...more
"Never complain about having the WRONG KIND of talents, use what gifts God has given you, stop wishing for better talents and use the ones you have to the best of your abilities."
was not only theraputic and inspirational but also served to develop Mia's character a bit.
Nothing much significant happens in this one but it was entertaining nevertheless. Boris barfs, Mia whines, Lilly films and Michael charms. You know, same old, same o ...more
Project Princess is a story about what Mia does during spring break. She convinces her parents to let her go on a trip to help build a house for the less fortunate. In reality, this is a front, because Mia really just wants an excuse to spend time with her boyfriend alone. However, things don’t go quite as planned, since it is expected that you actually work when you participate in a project like this. This story is somewhat amusing if a little short and contrived. There is no ...more
Mia, for reasons that are not exactly altruistic, goes to builds home for the poor during Spring Break. It turns out to be not quite what she hopes, but still a good experience.
I don't know that you'd need to read this to know the whole series, but still, it's good to see Mia out of her element.
ETA 2015: This novella (shot story?) still holds up as really funny and charming. I think it’s one of the stronger installments of Princess Diaries aopcrypha, because it actually tells a complete story at a reasonable pace – this story just happened to be smaller than the usual. It also gets considerable bonus points because Cabot so perfectly captured how New Yorkers view the woods: it all sounds lovely in theory, but how on earth does anyone actual ...more
Summary of the book
The book “Project Princes” was about a princess, Princess Mia, that signs herself up for a building house project with a goal of ultimately kissing a her boyfriend. Instead she was helpful to the less fortunate by building houses. Princess Mia through the story ends up focusing less on boys and more on the project of helping others. The goal of this book was to entertain. The moral to the story was too love what you have because you probably have it better than ...more
My book is “Project Princess” the author of my book is Meg Cabot. This book is part of a
series, it's placed as book four and a half in the series. The lexile level of this book is 1040L
which is 0030L above the sixth-eighth grade lexile level. Now basically my book is about a
princess named Mia who lives in Manhattan, new york and is used to everything just being
handed to her. When, for spring break her school principal takes Mia’s gifted and talented class
to West Virginia for a week to volun ...more
This is indeed a short little book, at just 50 pages. Still, the cover price was just $2.99. I am glad ...more
SUMMARY: This is a novella of Mia’s Spring Break in her Freshman Year. She decides to not just spend it in Genovia or with her mom, but on a kind of Habitat for Humanity trip. She, along with all her friends, travel to West Virginia to help build a house for an underprivileged family. Along the way, they encounter barf, babies, tents, and port-a-potties.
REVIEW: Unlike the other novella in this series, Valentine Princess, this one feels pretty unnecessary. It doesn’t see ...more
So by buying this book you could do a bit of good, and you'd get about half an hour entertainment. T ...more
Lol, I felt bad for Mia when she said she never slept in a tent before. Though the two times I've slept in a tent (which were cramped as well, since it was our annual school camping trip >.<) were fairly comfortable because of all the sacks and cardboard we used for the flooring.
Dr. Gonzales and Grandmére, h ...more
This book is a little novella in the series, but it definitely doesn't disappoint with it's fun and drama filled pro ...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