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After Eight (The Princess Diaries #8)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  14,768 ratings  ·  345 reviews
It's the start of a new school term - and trouble's already brewing for one disaster-prone princess. On top of Mrs Martinez daring to suggest that Mia's 'not ready' for Advanced Creative Writing, Grandmere is being booted out of the Plaza during renovations. Can any other hotel in the world live up to Grandmere's standards? As if

But Mia's problems fade to nothing when she
Published (first published December 26th 2006)
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i've been betrayed by meg cabot.
princess diaries 8 is so bad that i might have to give up my faith in the entire series.

to begin with, michael and mia broke up. which sucks, but was basically inevitable. what makes it betrayal is the WAY that they were broken up. the first major problem is that for the past few books, cabot has sort of drifted from the characterizations that made the first three installments such a guilty pleasure. now it's more of a pop-culture-driven, facile extrapolation of a
Honestly I'm getting more and more disappointed with Meg Cabot. Her books are addictive but they are getting so sexual for a teen book that it kind of bothers me. Honestly 15 year old girls do NOT need to know how to make themselves orgasm in the shower. And while its great that she at least talks about safe sex, does she really need to talk about safe sex in every book? Its just frustrating to me as a mom. I dont want my girls reading about that kind of stuff until they are much older than the ...more
This is a higher 3 star rating than past Princess Diaries books have received. I actually enjoyed this much more than any of its predecessors; I gave it the same number of stars as some of the others got simply because I'm trying to class up my ratings system. Books are gonna have to earn their stars from now on!

Well, Princess on the Brink is much more about Mia and Michael's relationship than many of the past books have been. Michael reveals that he is going on a very long trip to Japan in orde
Aug 24, 2007 Kim rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teens


You are so...oblivious!!!


Can't YOU SEE??

Going to the stupid Beauty and the Beast musical, with J.P., no less is NOT gonna make things better!! It is TOTALLY gonna make things worst than it already is!!!!

Here are some examples:

Lilly will actually believe that you are lying, BECAUSE!!! Because you went out with J.P. AGAIN.

Lilly will tell Michael about you going out with J.P.!! Need I say more?

You are actually doing what your Grandmere wants you to do!! Which is go
bad book she acts like this boy is her only life
hes not and lily is so rude
I love, love, love Meg's books. And I love that she lets her characters be jerks sometimes. SO excited for the 11th book coming out this year!
Jul 09, 2007 Devon rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teens(girls)
Shelves: alreadyread
I can't believe this book. Michael and Mia break up and Lilly and J.P. break up. But, I can understand why Mia breaks up w/ Michael. He didn't tell her that he had sex w/ Judith Greshner. EWWWW!!!!!! For God's Sake, Mia had a lot more better thigns than Judith. All Judith could do was clone fruit flies. Mia was a princess and loved Michael. But, I can't believe Michael went to Japan. I think Meg Cabot needs to write another book in the Princess Diaries Series so we can all find out what happens ...more
am an adult but very fond of the Princess Diaries books. This is not my favorite book, simply because it is not as funny as the previous ones. But it is written about issues that interest me. After all, I've been a teenager myself. I thought it was wise of Meg Cabot to raise questions about intimacy issues betweet Mia and Michael. Every girl dating an older boy at some point has to face the same problem: should she DO IT with her more mature boy-friend even if she is not ready, or break up with ...more
Mar 31, 2012 Marie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Princess, Romance, Teen Lovers
Recommended to Marie by: Disney (all their fault)
Well, I made the mistake of reading all the reviews for this book before I read the book. The only reason I regret doing that is that my opinions that I formed on this book were probably already prebiased as a result.

Well, they were all right. I can't help loving and hating this book. WARNING: DO NOT READ WHEN BUSY!!!!!! Not as enthralling as you might think, but still kind of hard to put down. Kind of.

For one thing, Mia was way too immature in this book. And stupid. And then I started hating Mi
Jennifer Wardrip
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It's the beginning of Mia's junior year, but so far, things are not going as planned. For starters, Mia may have managed to pass Algebra and Geometry, but now she has to deal with Pre-Calculus. And she's also totally lost in Chemistry, even though she now has two lab partners instead of just one. Lilly has also decided to nominate Mia for student body president. Again. And even though Mia has tried to explain that she doesn't want it, as we all know, once
This was probably my favourite of the first 8 books. I guess because the problems were starting to get more intense than previous books. In this book, Michael tells Mia that he's going to Japan for a year or more. Mia freaks out and wonders if she should finally have sex with him in a ploy to get him to stay. This leads to realistic problems.

Lilly is going out with J.P, who seems to have an interest in Mia. Grandmere is still crazy and Fat Louie is still fat.

Quite dramatic compared to the last
I have enjoyed the series up until this point, and while I do plan to finish the series, I was slightly disappointed in this novel. I agree that breaking up Mia and Michael is probably for the best in terms of the whole overall story (though I am rooting for/hoping they reunite), I don't particularly care for the way Cabot decided to do it. I dislike the fact that she added a component to Michael's past that I feel is out of character from the way we've seen him so far, and I also think Mia hand ...more
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Pamela S
There is something in this book that makes it different from the other books in this series, particularly as this book is directed for older readers. I am intrigued on the fact how Mia can be really smart at certain points, but became really immature,and stupid at certain times. I guess what you could pick out from this book is that, being smart doesn't mean the person will be emotionally mature.

But the thing that really touched me is that, how this book is so realistic (in a teenage fashion),
As I had never actually read this one ( I think I read up to book 7), I picked it out today even though I realized that my love for this serie had ended when I picked up Princess in Love yesterday.

Mia is more annoying than ever. She is the most feather-brained, thoughtless, and idiotic heroine ever. If she could just take 5 minutes to breathe in and out and stop making a freaking dramatization out of every single thing that happened in her life, maybe she would attain her goal of self-realizatio
1 Star

This series is getting more and more stupid.

I used to really like Meg Cabot's books because they were easy to read and were always related to our problems as a teenager but Mia does a horrible job in handling them and she sets a bad example for teenagers.

The first few books were magical. Mia, a normal teenager finds out that she's the princess of a small country and has no choice but to rule it someday as her dad cannot father any more children.
We all wanted to know how her life would sh
Xiao Yan
Mia had just entered her senior year of high school.However, things seem to go wrong. Her boyfriend suddenly announces that he is leaving for Japan in order to experiment on creating a robot. Mia is confused at why can't Michael stay and finds out that Michael is going to japan as a sort of getaway from "sex". Michael had wanted to make love with Mia but Mia insisted she wasn't ready yet.Mia then decides to do anything to keep Michael even giving up her virginity. But they end up breaking up wit ...more
Michael is moving to Japan!!! I needed to travel to my sixteen year old self to fully understand the devastation that Mia is going through. Yes having the one that you love move to the other side of the world is the end of the world. I get it. What I don't understand is her Grandmere. She has told Mia that being a princess is all about being kind to people. Um if I remember correctly I believe that Grandmere is not kind to most people. She is the most materialistic character that I have read abo ...more
The reason why I gave this one a 5star is that I could totally relate! About the "precious gift" and I think I would have done the same if I was in the same situation as her-except the JP part.
I think this is the first time I have ever been disappointed in Meg Cabot. I mean, I want to love this book because this is definitely one of my favorite series, but I just can't.

Mia just drove me insane the entire time. I want to feel bad for her, but, in all honesty, most, if not all, of her problems could have been avoided if she would just stop overreacting to EVERY LITTLE THING. I just, I just can't deal with Mia right now. My face was like this for almost the entire time I spent reading Pr
I was a little disappointed in this installment. First of all, it was rather short for not being one of the "in between" books. Second of all, it seemed to end too abruptly. I understand cliffhangers, but this was was like out of nowhere.
I started feeling like Lilly was going to redeem herself with her sympathy for Mia and then she turned right around and started being a witch again. And while I understand her being upset at the end of the book, I would think that a "best friend" would at least
She is getting way too whinny now. And stupid. She thinks too much and I liked her theorist until he ruined himself when he was the cause of why Mia did what she did. I get want to finish the series so I can say i read all of it and her conversation are tempting me so murder her. Yup
Lydia Smiley
i really enjoyed this book and Meg Cabot is one of my fav. authors. The only reason why I gave it 4 stars is because it had things that wernt so good for me to be reading. I mean it wasn't appoprate for my age. Other than that it was a very good book.
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Maria Gabriela
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Shelves: teen
I am not going to give this a star rating. I did not like the book. However, this is not a book that I would normally read so I didn't think it was fair to mess up its ratings.

I read this book because it was challenged at our school by the principal. The principal is attempting to remove it from the shelves of the library. In our district this automatically sends it to a committee of teachers. We can then endorse or oppose the challenge.

I am on that committee. While I did not like the book I wil
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Kalyn E
Kalyn Edwards
Princess on the brink
Main character is Mia
Other characters are Michel, Lilly, J.P., Tina, Grand’Mere, Mia dad

The main character is Mia she writes in her journal every day. She talks about Michel and what happened that day. Lilly is more into J.P. J.P. is not into Lilly. Grand’Mere is Mia grandma.
The whole story is about her life and her in her journal. She likes Michel and she kissed J.P. in front of Michel. Michel and Mia broke up. He said he wanted to talk to her. He went to
So this is the 8th book in the series one of my favorites. It is about Mia in her junior year of high school an she is put is some wears classes that she dose not like at all. To top it all off Lilly just nominated her to be president again. How can she do it Things seem to get a little heated up with Lilly and J.P because he might not love her. To make it all worse Michele is leaving to go to Japan to make a robotic arm. Will Mia lose her lover will J.P and Lilly break up read the book to find ...more

ou , my god . ma lihtsalt ei saa kui head need kaheksa osa on kokku olnud . Ma olin nagu nii õnnelik kui Mia ja Michael hakkasid käima , ja et Mia oli õnnelik janii . ja siis ma lugesin ja sain teada , et Michael läheb aastaks või rohkemaks JAAPANISSE , ma pidin kreepsud saama nagu ausõna, ja siis nad läkid veel nii räigelt tülli ka , eriti veel siis kui Michael nägi kuidas Mia ja J.P musi tegid kui Michael tahtis j
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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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“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle."
I really hate this expression. I bet fish would totally want bicycles.”
“anybody can be a princess. all you have todo is have the right parents. it's no harder than being born Paris Hilton, for God's sake.

at least you remember to put on underwear in the morning, i'm assuming”
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