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Princess in Training (The Princess Diaries #6)

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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  21,076 ratings  ·  424 reviews
High school sophomore Princess Mia records in her diary her struggles with geometry, the expectations of being a college student's girlfriend, running for president of the student council, and a potential ecological disaster in her native land, Genovia.
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 2004)
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Jessica (priceiswong)
Oh Mia... As I mentioned in my last review.. it's during this stage that I have to give these books 4 stages instead of 5 because of how annoying Mia can get. She's only 15.. I get it. It's just a bit harder to read now that I'm older. Still really enjoyed it and it definitely made me laugh! Really wanting to speed through rereading the rest so I can read A Royal Wedding when it comes out!!
Chelsea Goranson
I live a Michael Moscovitz appreciation life.
Shannon (leaninglights)
I enjoyed this one. Thought Mia was a bit juvenile about the topic of sex (just her maturity level discussing it, not her choices). But I liked the student council election story. At this point I kind of want more Genovia/princess stuff and less high school but we shall see :)
Melanie
WHY do I keep reading these "Princess" books? WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY??? Am I forgetting that

* These books are total fluff books with practically NO substance WHATSOEVER?

* They are intended for teenagers?

* I am no longer a teenager?

* I don't think I will let my daughter read them when she is a teenager?

* My curiosity was fully satisfied by the third book?

Well, maybe I'll let her read the first few. But probably not book four or five, and definitely not six. Yes, I get that it's supposed to be Mia's
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Muse-ic
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Howdy YAL
See my entire binge read of this book and books 6-7 1/2 here.

Blah.

Besides, Princess in Waiting this is probably the most lackluster installment in the series. However, in retrospect I think Meg did an excellent job portraying a teenage girl. I hate to say it, when I was Mia’s age I probably acted a lot like her-though slightly less neurotic. And Teen Me is someone I really don’t want to be again.

That being said, I really wish there was more to this one. I could care less for either of the plots.
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Chelle
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Adriana
In case you were not aware, I LOVE The Princess Diaries series. I have read all ten books (approximately) a million times, and they are so near and dear to my heart. This series played a huge role in my life (and my sister’s life) as I grew up, and I’m just having a blast rereading them this year.

Princess in Training is actually one of my favorite books in the series—which, yes, I know it’s so meta to have favorite books in one of your favorite series.

In this installment, Mia is dealing with a l
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Katie
Best part of this book: When Mia looked up her mom's ex using Yahoo! People Search. I'm not sure I even remember that.

Most surprising part: How often Mia actually said "sex". This it the Doing It book and I just remembered everyone calling it that all the time. And they certainly do, but it's not as excessive as I remember.

Fun fact: When this book was originally released, it came out a lot earlier in England than in the US (if I remember correctly, it was a mistake somewhere). I was in college a
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Grace
Until the last few pages of the book, I was going to give this one star for the simple reason that I just did not like it. At all.

Some of my complaints (this is by no means a complete list):

*I need the adults in Mia's life to step up and start acting like the adults. When Mia came to her mother and was asking questions about sex, her mother probably should have pushed more and given Mia more information. It was CLEAR TO ME that Mia was not handling things well. I just really think Mia's mother s
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~☆laura
I swear these just get better and better,as usual Mia is her stressed out assuming the worst about every situation self this time its the possible environmental disaster she has bestowed on genovia, feeling pressure to sleep with Michael or should I say "Do it" all the while dealing with an election presidency she didn't want to run in and a English teacher who seems bent on giving Mia B's instead of A Grades. Like the previous books Mia' s dilemma's are handled with humour and alot of love brin ...more
Jess
Princess Mia's had a lot on her plate lately...just like always!

This was a well-written sixth instalment to The Princess Diaries, where Mia's life is still as chaotic as ever, but without being so chaotic it's no longer something girls can relate to.

This was the instalment where I really connected with Mia. I suppose it was her birthday that clicked me on in the previous instalment- mine was happening a couple of days after I read it- but as I was reading Sixsational, I picked up on some stuff
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Julie
Jul 26, 2009 Julie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Meg Cabot fans, anyone wanting to be reminded of their high school years.
Recommended to Julie by: I've read the previous Princess Diaries books.
I really do enjoy these books.

This one in particular made me realize something. In earlier books, I got a bit fed up with Mia for being so dense about certain things... but somehow, during this volume, suddenly I recalled with perfect clarity (and the advantage of hindsight) how COMPLETELY NAIVE AND CLUELESS I was at that age. I got worked up over all kinds of minor issues, completely read ridiculous things into the smallest comment or behavior, and generally was a giant idiot. Oh yes, that was
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kari
In this installment, Mia starts to realize her own abilities and begins to stand up for herself. Yes, she is still uncomfortable in her own skin, worries over everything and has the same streak of putting herself down, but she is beginning to grow up. And that is good.
One of the best things so far about this series is that Mia does grow and change while still retaining her lovely self-effacing personality. Her thoughts and ideas are becoming more adult. She's beginning to be a tiny bit more self
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Megan Horrocks
REQUIRED AUTHOR, ROMANCE
I couldn't handle this book. I've read silly books as a preteen so I thought I would do ok with this one, but it nearly drove me crazy. There was absolutely no plot, just the diary of a very selfish preteen girl with no real thought. All that happened was she nearly destroyed the ecosystem of her own country and seemed to think that it wasn't that big of deal, and she was afraid her college boyfriend would want to "do it." That was the entire novel. I have nothing good to
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Krista
I like Mia being student body president but like eughhh I need Mia to mature a bit hahahha
3.5/5
Rachel Brand
Urrrgh. Mia dealt with the issue of sex far too immaturely for someone of her age. This book could have been a lot shorter if she'd talked to Michael in the first place and not just spent all her time worrying into her diary. If you can't talk to your boyfriend about your relationship then why are you in a relationship? This book put me off finishing the series for a long time. Oh, and the election/pop-culture thing? Really annoyed me. This book is very soon going to be very dated.

Book Status: G
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Shinjini
Now this one was better! I was reading this on the train today while on my way to college and I just could not keep a straight face during the chapter where Mia goes to Michael’s dorm room and meets his roommate. In fact, the entire entry she made in her journal while she was with Michael was just too damn funny and yes, incredibly awkward. I could see the faces I was making in the window in front of me but I just couldn’t stop.
Even when people started staring.

So, this is the one where Mia obse
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Julie
Aug 25, 2015 Julie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who like chick lit, pop culture, reality and other TV shows and not so serious readers
3 stars

The Princess Diaries series is about Mia Thermopolis, or more precisely, Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Renaldo Thermopolis, HRH Princess of Genovia, a fictional country located in between France and Italy. She is a seemingly normal teenager with all the problems that come with her age, only she is also the Princess of an entire European nation (a small one, though, but still.) You're basically reading her diary in which she pours out her feelings, complaints and worries about events in her l
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Liza reads books
Now the series is getting better Mia isn't as annoy anymore
Ilka
Ok. I don't know why I'm a glutton for punishment. Or maybe it's the fact that the book is supposedly a popular young adult book series. Or the fact that both movies based on the book really were great!! I guess it's just like some sort of train wreck that I'm just glued to see what happens. So I picked up this book and decided okay I've read the other 5.5 books. I...must...see...what...happens... So I read the book and again the author over using the word "oh my god" is annoying as if this is t ...more
Nur Fadilla Octavianasari
wuohh lama banget baru bisa update lagi nih , paket modemnya abis sih :D

well as usual, Mia slalu dapet masalah baru . terlebih setelah adiknya rocky ternyata gak diasuh dengan bner ama bapak ibuk mreka - helen and Mr.G- dan Mia yang asli bner2 parnoan jadi tambah panik deh -.-
dan yah, dia ditunjuk jadi president of AEHS sama si 'gila' Lilly Moscovitz .
but,i thought the biggest problem she has was michael , yeah sbenernya bkn slah mike juga sih . lebih tepatnya si-evil-lana weinberger! she said t
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Sabine
It is sophomore year and what is a princess to do? Between running for Student Class President (thanks to Lilly and her nomination), struggling to pass Geometry which is just as bad as Algebra was, and missing Michael who is now in college all the way across town, life is crazy as ever for NY on royal. But then Lana has too go make it worse by informing Mia that now that Michael is in college he is going to want more than a goodnight kiss...ALOT more!

After reading the first book in this series I
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Mireille
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Krista Basilio
Mia is back in this latest Princess Diaries book. In this installment of our favorite self-actualizing princess, Mia is starting her sophomore year of High School. Unfortunately she's starting it without her boyfriend Michael who is now in College. He's a college guy and according to archenemy Lana he's going to expect her to "do it". Not only that Lilly has nominated her to run for Student Council President against Lana. Not to mention the snail incident and the fact that her mom and step-dad a ...more
Felicia
This one was not my favourite of the series. Why does Mia always think Michael is going to break up with her? It's called communication, children. It's unfortunate that Mia would really believe Michael is such a pig that he would break up with her because she wasn't ready to "do it." Good grief, you're only 15, you're still a baby! I'm hoping that we'll see some maturing coming up in the next book. Please, let it be so!
Taryn Brittany
Mia is back from her summer in Genovia, where she caused quite a stir with her environmental actions. Now that she's back home, she's starting sophomore year and must face a new challenge - Geometry. School is different without her boyfriend Michael, who is in college across town. Also, Mia's best friend Lily nominated her for student council president (against her will), and now Lily and Grandmere are working together on Mia's campaign strategy. These problems all seem minor, though, when Lana ...more
Tarryn
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Chloe B.
This one was good. I finished it today, and Mia becomes student council president, and her and her boyfriend.... well, just see for yourself. I'd rather not say... hahaha... I think it's the sixth book.......I think.... Then, there's a 6 1/2, 7, 7 1/2 i think and many many more.... So, yeah. These books are really hard to explain, because it really is her diary, so it's just her telling you what's happening in her life, she's aspiring to become a writer, that's why she keeps a journal. Also, the ...more
Alix West
3.5 stars, but I always round down. This book was going to score a two like numbers 4 and 5, because Mia is too neurotic to tolerate, up until the point where she made her "Give me anime or give me death" speech, which saved the entire book for me.
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