Princess in Pink
Meg Cabot
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Princess in Pink (The Princess Diaries #5)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  21,763 ratings  ·  379 reviews
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...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by HarperTrophy (first published September 1st 2003)
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just read the other reviews. i'm tired of typing. and trying to spell things correctly.
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
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
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?
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.
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Aug 18, 2012 Tricia rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  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
This book is really good. It contains a lot of exciting and tense parts such as the baby getting born and Grandmere moving in. My favorite character is never the least the main character Mia. Mia is a princess of Genovia that lives in New York. She found out that she was a princess when she was in high school. The main plot of the book starts with Princess Mia's birthday that led to a busboy being fire that led to a whole city protesting.
I didn't think this book was as funny as Princess in Waiting, but then I stayed up really late finishing it because I couldn't put it down. Usually I read the Princess Diaries books because they are just entertaining, but this one had a need to know element, so overall, thumbs up.
Sep 06, 2008 Grace rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teenage girls
Shelves: meg-cabot
Michael doesn't want to go to the Prom! *gasps* Lol, these books are so funny!

Even though this book is awesome, it's not quite as good as the first three, in my opinion. However, there are a lot of very funny moments and Mia is her usual charming I don't think the series would be right without this book.

Gooooooooo Mia and Meg! Woooooooo!

Pretty fun. Even though I keep saying these books are written for a younger audience, I would hate for a preteen to read this one. Mia becomes more focused on "making out", with the possibility of "second base" becoming very tantalizing to her. It is a cute book, but--mothers beware!
I'm disappointed these books are moving into physical relations so early in the series. Now, knowing Meg Cabot, the rest of the books will go on and on about whether Mia should have sex with her boyfriend or not. She's 15 for crying out loud!
Wickedshizuku (and the Jedi pup)
While I was satisfied with the story's progress; I just really didn't like that Mia kept obsessing over the prom. It was quite humorous that Boris has a melt down, and Tina was able to find a good guy.
Jan 25, 2009 Wagabagee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: evry1
Recommended to Wagabagee by: miley cyrus
this book is awesome i wrote a song about it actually. well, not about, but it gave me an idea so think princess in pink ur so pinkilious! ooooooooooooh ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The thing I liked the most about this installment was that Michael acted like an actual teenaged boy. I loved that he had no interest in the prom whatsoever, and also no idea how upset Mia was on discovering this fact. His series of babbling emails when Mia was unsuccessfully giving him the cold shoulder were adorable (Hey, are you mad at me? No, you'd say if you were mad. It's just, you didn't really talk to me all day...).

I also loved her grandmother implying that Mia needed to entice Michael...more
Sydney Christopher
This book is a little more full o drama and that makes it more interesting... I also broke my record (for staying up reading) with this book. The record is now 2am!
Feb 23, 2008 Megan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone mostly girls with stuborn boyfriends but anyone
Recommended to Megan by: no one recomended it
PROM! love it ROMANCE! loved it A STUBORN BOYFRIEND! ha ha i would love one! this book is a great book u just cant put it down at all! was up all night reading it!
I love Mia and really enjoy these books but OMG, a whole book dedicated to a teenager freaking out about whether or not she's going to prom was a bit much.
These books are like candy--no nutritional value, but highly enjoyable. I always laugh out loud at least once.
I love this series. Mia is so funny. I like how she overreacts about everything. It makes it funnier.
Attention span on this series starting to wane, yet I feel compelled to finish the series....
loved it. I actually thought Mia's personality grew in this book.
I could be a princess.
Krithika Vaidhyanathan
Julia Muldoon
Why I read this book:

Because it had Meg Cabot’s name on it. Book Stalker syndrome, it happens.


Prom!!! PROM!!!! No really the theme of this book was PROM! Their was a whole page that this was all that was written.

Her Grandmere of course managed to create a strike amongst the bus boys after getting one fired for tripping over her dog and spilling soup in a restaurant she should not even have brought her dog to in the first place. Of course Mia’s best friend goes on the sympathy str...more
I chose to read this book because I am absolutely hooked on this series. Like every other book, it is much better than its adapted movie. In The Princess in Pink, Mia is really peeved because Michael, her beloved boyfriend, is not asking her to the dance, and is ultimately crushed when Michael tells her that he is not going to the dance. However, with the help of Mia's grandmother, who has lots of experience with boys, Mia just might find a way to get Michael to go to the prom with her. Out of...more
Emily M.
Princess in Pink By Meg Cabot
Young Adult Literature
275 pages

Mia is a princess. She writes in her journal (that is what is being read by reader) about all her life experiences. Her boyfriend is a senior and the prom is coming up. He has not asked her yet, so she is flipping out and that is all she can think about. On her birthday, (may 1st, the same as mine) her grandmother (queen) decides to bring her dog and gets a busboy fired. The news has heard and all is crazy. Mia finds out Michael, her bo...more
Laura Martinelli
This isn’t a bad entry—I had fun with a lot of book five, and there is a sense of Mia growing up and getting out of her shell a bit in this. That said, I do have a lot of problems that start in this book; mainly, Mia and Grandmere’s characterization. While I can accept Grandmere being an exaggeration of royalty—used to getting what she wants, ignoring the demands of others—the whole subplot of her triggering a city-wide restaurant workers’ strike really feels too over-the-top and only serves as...more
The main issue in this book is that Mia's boyfriend doesn't want to go to the prom because he considers it to be "lame". It takes place in NYC. Mia is the protagonist, she is kind and dramatic. Grand'Mere is the antagonist, even though she saves the day in the end, she still is the antagonist because she really bugs Mia.
Summary: As people buy their prom tickets and dresses, poor Mia wonders if/when her boyfriend will ask her to prom. after having asked him, Mia discovers that Michael actually...more
Jenny W.
Princess In Pink
By: Meg Cabot
Realistic Fiction
272 Pages

Mia is just like any other teenager in high school. Shes wishes she could lead a normal life, but being a princess pretty much wipes out all her chances of being treated normally. She wants her boyfriend, Michael, to ask her to prom, but he thinks that prom is one of the dumbest things in all of your high school years. She has come to the point of not caring about anything else other than figuring out a way to make her boyfriend to ask her t...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...more
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