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
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.
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
It's not fair. While it seems as if everyone in Albert Einstein High School is going to Virginia to build Homes for the Homeless, Mia is not allowed due to the fact that is the nine hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary of Genovia and there will be a ceremony in which Mia must attend. Fortunately, Genovia's neighbor Monaco is having a Bruce Springsteen on that VERY DAY! So after a few days Mia heads of to West Virginia for Homes for the Homeless, and you never know what could happen th ...more
a 2.5 rating than a 3. I liked and hated the fact that the book was short. Trust me, I love light reads, but this book was a little TOO light. I would've really enjoyed it if it had been, like, I don't know...80 to 100 pages? Maybe so. But technically, it was only 50 pages, and I finished it so fast that I didn't really even know what happened. So, here's goes the summary. Mia Thermopolis is the princess of Genovia, and just recently foun ...more
Told by Mia through diary entries as usual, this 4.5 Princess Diaries books follows Mia and her friends, loves, and new buddies, Michael, Lilly, Boris, Tina, Peter, Principal Gupta, Dr. Gonsales, etc. on their trip to West Virginia to build homes for the less fortunate.
This 50-page book is a really cute read for a rainy day, it took me all of an hour, not even.
When Mia gets there, she realizes she may not love nature as ...more
This was a very quick read - it took me less than an hour. (The audiobook version was only 1 CD l ...more
The story is part of a series. It is about Mia, who comes to know that she is the Princess of Genovia. This book is about her going to do a humanitarian project. She tells her mother and grandma that she is going to help out and show how selfless she is. But the real reason is so that she can be alone with her boyfriend for 5 days without supervision. She thinks they are going to be kissing the whole time, but he doesnt really see that. Once they get there, they start working a ...more
Mia's focus on spending the trip with Michael, rather than helping the unfortunat ...more
1. I knew it would be short, but not that short!
2. As per usual, Mia's immaturity made me want to strangle her.
3. This (ironically, based on its unimportance) was the only book so far where I liked Michael as a romantic lead.
4. I was disappointed with the lack of any real depth on Mia's part. Obviously, this relates back to Thought #2. It was surprising, given that she was embarking on a humanitarian project of this nature, that she showed close to no interest in the people she w ...more
This is a short little novella between books 4 and 5 of the princess diaries. Of course I had to read it!!
On spring break Mia goes to build homes for the less fortunate. Grandmere of course is against it, mom is unsure until Mia says Grandmere is against it and then Mom is totally supportive.
What I loved most about this was the contrast from living in the city to camping outside while building the house for a week. It was really nice to see the differences. Mia has always wanted ...more
Project Princess is a little side book from The Princess Diaries series, preceded by Princess in Waiting.
During Spring break, Princess Mia, her teachers, friends and her boyfriend, Michael, travel to West Virginia to help build houses for the less fortunate, but all Mia thinks about is how she and Michael will finally be alone, away from Grandmère’s supervision...
Project Princess is a sweet little book focusing on the importance of voluntary work to help those in need, sending a very posi ...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