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The hilarious fifth installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling Princess Diaries--Will Mia attend the senior prom or not???

Mia Thermopolis (aka Princess Amelia Migonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo) has already won the hearts of millions of aspiring princesses. With the hardcover and audiobook publication to be followed by the release of Disney's sequel to The Prince
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by HarperTrophy (first published September 1st 2003)
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April (Aprilius Maximus)
Jan 25, 2016 April (Aprilius Maximus) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
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Norah Una Sumner
"Instead of being wakened to the sound of birdsong, like princesses in books, I was wakened to the sound of Rommel shrieking as Fat Louie beat him senseless for getting into his bowl of Fancy Feast."

Fun as always.The Princess Diaries always make me feel better so I'm usually reading them when I'm kind of sad or depressed.Like this whole week.Today was my first day of senior year of high school and it was awful.The new school principal changed most of my professors.She also made a new behavior/
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Mia was insufferable in this one but I still love this series SO MUCH. Luckily Michael was perfect as per usual.
Mayra Sigwalt
Mar 02, 2016 Mayra Sigwalt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Estou em dúvida ainda se 3.5 ou 4.

Nesse livro a Mia está menos pentelha que no último e ADOREI ver ela batendo de frente com a Lilly, que convenhamos é a pior amiga da face da Terra.
MAS acho q esse livro é bem uma transição do posicionamento infantil e inseguro dela, para algo mais adulta. O problema é q mais uma vez a gente passou um bom tempo com a Mia achando isso e aquilo e surtando, ao invés de se posicionar. A gente pensa q dps do q ela aprendeu no último livro isso não ia acontecer tanto
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Shannon (leaninglights)
This one was cute. Mia was a bit melodramatic about the prom but that's Mia. lol If it weren't for Michael, I might not be as patient with her but I have to remember she's still a freshman even though we are 5 books in. These books are so cute and adorable, can't wait to read the next one :)
Melissa Veras
Apr 24, 2016 Melissa Veras rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book should have been called Prom Princess.
Of course, Mia and Michael keep giving me life
Lily, on the other hand, was completely awful. (view spoiler)
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Sara Saif
May 01, 2016 Sara Saif rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: its-a-tie

So this one was all about Mia’s heartfelt desire to go to prom with Michael which, in her opinion, would bring her one step closer to achieving self-actualization. (*insert scoffing sound*) Every book in a series has its protagonist facing great adversities. The enemy gets bigger and badder with each installment. In the Princess Diaries series, however, the “difficulties” Mia faces are:


1-Who is going to take me to the Cultural Diversity Dance?
2-Ditto Nondenominational Winter Dance.
3-Will I ever

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Rachel Lightwood
0 stars

Initial reaction after finishing this book: Bloody hell. I need to go eat a pool of chocolate or drown myself in something sweet and sugary after this terrible excuse of a book...

Well, I don't know what to say. I have a pretty on-and-off relationship with Meg Cabot's works, despite her (probably) being my most read author... and the "off" part in relationship mainly has to do with this series. If you were around when I read the previous four books of this series then you probably aren't s
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Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
This time around, Princess Mia looks forward to having the best dance of her life. By going to the prom. With her boyfriend, Michael. But the big problem is: Michael doesn’t want anything to do with prom.

Then there’s Grandmere who fires a busboy after something happens to her pet pooch. A strike among busboys ensue and soon Grandmere finds herself lodging in with Mia’s mom under one roof. Sounds exciting, eh? Oh but there’s more! Wait till you hear Mia’s moms exciting baby news!

After a while, yo
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kari
Feb 10, 2015 kari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, 2015
I'm reading this series in preparation for the Royal Wedding, the first adult novel about Mia, which is coming soon. I didn't start this series as an adolescent so my take on it is different then teen readers, but I think Cabot does have the emotions and hopes and dreams just right, or as I remember them anyway. The Prom is a big deal when you are in high school. And Mia wants to go.
Even though she sees that she's lucky and most of her life is, at least for a moment, going well, she is pining f
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Ryanne
Jul 23, 2008 Ryanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
just read the other reviews. i'm tired of typing. and trying to spell things correctly.
Howdy YAL
To see full binge for books 4, 41/3, 4 1/2, and 5 click here.

What I Remembered:

Really hating Lilly in this installment and not really feeling Toris.

What I Got:

Really hating Lilly. Finding Toris a lot more tolerable and believable. And finding Mia almost as intolerable as Lilly in this installment.

In fact, if I wanted to, I could have a drinking game every time Lilly or Mia annoyed me. I get that they’re fourteen/fifteen year old girls, but both of them need a good swift kick in the pants to rea
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Hannah
Jan 15, 2008 Hannah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fluff
Ack, this was dreadful. I don't suppose it helps that I read it right after Pride and Prejudice, but even so. I know it's meant for children, but the previous four weren't this bad.
Sheida
Nov 08, 2015 Sheida rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Next to Harry Potter, Princess Mia Thermopolis was probably the most formative literary character of my childhood. I remember being 13 and relating to every single word that was written in these books and feeling as though they were /my/ diaries and not Mia's. However, not surprisingly, reading them at 25 does not have quite the same impact. I no longer relate to Mia's self-centered obsessions about prom and I certainly no longer find Boris' manipulative self-destructive declaration of love even ...more
Sarah Actually
Jul 29, 2015 Sarah Actually rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
"And now I am lying here, a broken shell of a girl. . . fifteen years old, and yet so much older in so many ways. Because I know now what it is like to see all of your hopes and dreams crushed beneath the soulless heel of despair." Mia. Oh my god. It's prom. You are a freshman. You will have more chances to go to prom.

This book reminds me of what it would maybe be like to go back and read my own high school diaries, except less embarrassing. And this book is really embarrassing. Which is why I,
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At A Glance

Genre:
Young Adult; Romance
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsessive?: Obsessive.
Cliff Hanger: eh.
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


Cover: 7
Plot: 7
Characters: 5
World Building: 6
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: 7
Writing: 7
Ending: 7

Total: 6

In Dept

Best Part:
I'm not sure.
Worst Part: Mia is getting on my last nerve.
Thoughts Had: About over this; STOP IT; Holy crap.

Conclusion

Continuing the Series:
yes
Recommending: eh.

Short Review: Okay i am now 98% pissed off at Mia. I am so over hearing ab
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Mehsi
After a disastrous 4th book, I was really worried about this series. Worried that it would just turn out to be all like this. And I didn't want that, so I went into this book with worry and I was looking at with different eyes.

Thankfully the book turned out to be great, a lot of fun and Mia was mostly doable in this one. Still a bit weird, still a bit strange, still a bit annoying, but I saw another girl as well. She is really growing up, she starting to see more of the world, starting to tell
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Ariana
Aug 04, 2009 Ariana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Tricia
Aug 18, 2012 Tricia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: whiny teenage girls
Whine whine whine whine whine. Bella out of Twilight is a better narrator than Mia. Still, we can draw some similarities, can't we? Both stories start out with precarious yet vaguely original ideas (high school princess/vampire boyfriend) and both get sidetracked with unrelated, self-absorbed rants that completely murder any potential plot or action (why won't he take me to prom/why won't he make me a vampire). You get the gist of it. I didn't have much of a problem with either series until they ...more
Izabella
A re-read for the read-along with Alina :)

It's my first time re-reading these books since I read them as a teenager and it's interesting to see how differently I react to them. However, I have to say that I definitely don't like the series as much as I used to and this book has been the worst so far.

I don't like how Meg Cabot mentioned Asperger's syndrome here. Apart from that, Mia was even more irritating than before and I don't even know what to say about Lilly. The plot seems pointless too, s
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Sarah
Dec 19, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Welp, it's been 3 months since I read the last book in this series and of course, Mia is still really annoying!! Although she's so naive, these books are super quick reads that are so addicting.
Anna
May 24, 2008 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these books & am reading them all from the library. Will Mia go to the prom with Michael & will her heavily pregnant mother embaress her by telling everyone about how often she has to pee?
Daniela Soria
Mar 15, 2016 Daniela Soria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So there's a Rumor that Anne Hathaway is on for a 3rd Princess Diaries movie and my hopes are way up!!!

This book was just as cute as the others. Can't wait to continue!
Amber
Jul 14, 2008 Amber rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
This book plot was Mia trying to get Michael to go to prom with her. It was kind of like her ranting throughout the book by page 200 it was getting old. Still somewhat funny
Daisy
This wasn't nearly as bad as the last book but still didn't really grab me like the first three did. I guess I just don't care about the characters as much anymore. Lots of things Mia did annoyed me and there were waaaay too many pop culture references which constantly took me out of the story. I'd heard of most of the things she'd mentioned but had rarely watched/read them, so they were just pointless to me and it makes the book feel really dated (which it sort of is, but you get my point). I a ...more
deliriousbeautifulmind
<A verdade, no entanto, é que em termos de formato, O Diário da Princesa V - A Princesa Cor-de-Rosa, não muda. A escrita, já característica, é a mesma, e o momento no qual sabemos que tudo muda é o nosso foco, pelo que a leitura passa a correr e, embora os mil problemas alertados ao longo das páginas, das constantes frases "a minha vida acabou" sabemos que no fim, tudo se resolve - por enquanto. (...)>>

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Kim Avila
Dec 06, 2015 Kim Avila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***SPOILER ALLERT***
Will Mia get to wear her pink dress to prom? As she has been wanting to for the longest? I think this book is realistic-fiction . Why ? Bc i bet there is ATLEAST one girl or more who are dating someone & they think the same perspective as Michael does. Mia has been dying to go to prom . But her boyfriend thinks prom is stupid & he wasnt going . She is crushed after she hears what Michael said about prom & not going.
The story takes place in New York City . Mia
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Muse-ic
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Becky
May 09, 2011 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-and-ya
In desperate need of escapism I turned to rereading this book today and I must say it delivered marvelously. It has everything you could ever hope for in a book of its genre and MORE: family drama, pregnancy, betrayal, lots of humor, and even a proletariat uprising. It is like a chaste telenovela (the pregnancy is Mia's mother's). The central question of this book is: Will Mia go to the prom with her boyfriend or NOT?! You would think that this would be a fairly easy question to resolve but as i ...more
Kylie Her
Meg Cabot captures what a girl thinks when it comes to prom. From the perfect dress to the overall perfect details of the night. Mia, the main character, is relatable in some ways because for one thing she bases her expectations of prom off of movies.I like to think that I do that too and for me if I can relate to a character than I feel more connected to a story. "Princess in Pink" is also one of those books where you don't have to read multiple books in the series to understand that one book. ...more
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

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
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Other Books in the Series

The Princess Diaries (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Princess in the Spotlight (The Princess Diaries, #2)
  • Princess in Love (The Princess Diaries, #3)
  • Princess in Waiting (The Princess Diaries, #4)
  • Princess in Training (The Princess Diaries, #6)
  • Party Princess (The Princess Diaries, #7)
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  • Forever Princess (The Princess Diaries, #10)
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