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Project Princess (The Princess Diaries #4.5)

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For use in schools and libraries only. Princess Mia and her friends volunteer to build a house for the less fortunate during their spring break.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published July 22nd 2003 by Turtleback Books (first published January 1st 2003)
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Jessica (priceiswong)
This tiny little story follows Mia along on her Spring break. Not much to it but it was still enjoyable. It was funny hearing her talk about camping and stuff!
Sheida
Nov 04, 2015 Sheida rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yeah, I only read this cause it was 50 pages and I'm depressingly behind on my reading challenge. So what? Sue me, I'm gonna go find more short stories to fool myself with.
MJ
Jan 17, 2015 MJ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
To see full binge for books 4, 41/3, 4 1/2, and 5 click here.

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
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Jessica Kumala
Nov 07, 2016 Jessica Kumala rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english, contemporary
Loooool. That's all that i can say.
Sabine
Feb 15, 2009 Sabine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After convincing her parents that it is her royal duty to help the less fortunate, Mia sets off with her friends (and boyfriend) on a school trip to West Virginia to help build houses for Housing for the Hopeful. But once in the wilderness far away from Bagels, Lox and modern conveniences Mia realizes that while helping is important it is also far from a trip to the spa. Will she ever be clean again? Will she stop hurting all over? And will she ever find time for a little kissing action before s ...more
Tatiana
Dec 09, 2014 Tatiana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've missed this story
Amaranthos
Dec 31, 2014 Amaranthos rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Creo que este libro sale sobrando. Mia es demasiado estúpida, muy en el fondo sabe que lo único que quiere es darse besos con Michael, no ayudar a los necesitados. Además es muy superficial.
Cyndi
Jul 26, 2016 Cyndi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story. Habitat for Humanity, meets Mia.
Henri Neto
Acho que já disse algumas vezes no blog, mas - apesar de ser muito fã da Meg Cabot - eu confesso que não sou muito chegado à sua série mais famosa. Quero dizer, foi através de "O Diário da Princesa" que eu conheci a autora, não nego, mas nunca tive muita paciência com os surtos da Mia - a protagonista adolescente que descobre de um dia para o outro que na verdade é a herdeira do trono real de Genovia, um pequeno Principado europeu. Sim, são livros divertidos e tals - mas quanto mais a personagem ...more
LeGrand Hovey
Mar 26, 2012 LeGrand Hovey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: engl-420
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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
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Shinjini
So what happens in this one? Mia embarks upon a mission wherein she is going to build homes for one lucky (or unlucky?) family in West Virginia. The real reason she wants to go there? To help people, you say? No!! She is going because she wants to make out with Michael without having their family members walk in on them. Oh, Mia! ;)

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
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hpboy13
Sep 24, 2011 hpboy13 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-ya
Absolutely hilarious, and a sheer joy to read!

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
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Jory
Project Princess was a cute little 50 page novella type tie-in where Mia and the gang build houses for the homeless on their spring break. Mia doesn't mind helping people so she can achieve some self-actualization, but really all she really wants to do is make out with Michael for 5 days without people getting in the way (ie, her grandmother, parents, etc.). And she doesn't even get that. She soon realizes that building a house is not a walk in the park, and there's barely any down time. But the ...more
Sara Saif
I may not agree with Mia on most things but I could relate to her feeling like a "talentless freak" because that's how I sometimes feel. So at the end of Project Princess, the valuable lesson that Mia learned;
"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.
Sophia Dell'Aquila
This story was short and made me remember the classic Mia, who would do a nice thing but thing of how it affected her, not anyone else. She would also focus on something really unimportant and then realise that it wasn't as important as she had made it out to be. It was a good story but I felt like it didn't give us anymore information than what we already knew.
kari
Feb 09, 2015 kari rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, 2015
I would call this more a short story than a book, but so be it.
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.
Myndi
Sep 15, 2014 Myndi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very cute little short story about Mia's Spring Break. I liked seeing her interactions with Michael, and I liked seeing a more human side to Grandmere. It was very short, but entertaining through to the end.
Skinnerbox
Apr 01, 2008 Skinnerbox rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mia is lovely witch her clever ideas, i reale think she's very inteligent. And Michael he is just perfect for her;)
Muse-ic
Not Much to say about this one. It's short and fluffy. The end.
Suzan Oktaria
Oke gak nambah ah... Aku memang suka buku yang tipis tapi ini terlalu tipis ya
Tabatha
Yes another great short story by Meg Cabot! (:
Loved it !

Over & Out, T xx
Toni
Sep 14, 2010 Toni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I learned that if you will try you can accomplish something for a good cause.
Krista
Jun 16, 2015 Krista rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, 2015, library
That was really short and not super interesting.
2/5
Whitney
Nov 09, 2016 Whitney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So cute!!! I really enjoyed this little short story about Mia and her friends building houses on their vacation. Grandmere is so hilarious!
Becca Moss
this was a bonus read at the end of Princess In Pink (book 5), short and sweet
Zoe
Oct 13, 2016 Zoe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition



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
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Carol Tran
Oct 25, 2010 Carol Tran rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Meg Cabot Fans
Recommended to Carol by: Myself :)
Well, I guess I liked this book...but it deserves more of
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
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Wendy
Aug 15, 2011 Wendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
SYNOPSIS:
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
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

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