Princess Mia (The Princess Diaries, #9)
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Princess Mia (The Princess Diaries #9)

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A Princess on her own . . .

Mia has been invited to speak at a gala for Domina Rei, an elite society of powerful businesswomen. But what could she possibly have to say? Michael has broken up with her, her bff Lilly won't speak to her, and her parents are forcing her to see a therapist. Even J.P.'s efforts to cheer Mia up (he's being really sweet!) aren't helping.

Just when t...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Harper Teen (first published January 1st 2007)
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Erin
Hmmm.

This book was fighting a losing battle against itself.

What do I mean by that? I guess... just that parts of it were great; other parts made me want to barf. Which, for me, makes it a typical Meg Cabot experience. I feel like we're destined to not click, Meg and I.

The Great
Maybe it's just that I've read so many of Mia's diaries, but these characters are starting to find a place in my heart. Especially Tina and Boris. Bless their hearts. (Lilly, too, is starting to feel like a real person......more
Jessie
Okay, I have to say it was not her best. My favorite part was when Michael finally emailed her. I have to say that I really just didn't like how she agreed with Michael about breaking up. I expected him to come back, or take her abck, in this book. I have to say it was a let down for me. I hope Michael comes back, I liked him.
Rachel Brand
When I started to read this book I was worried that it was going to be another pathetic story full of whining and moaning from Mia, much like books 4 - 7, but thankfully Mia's depressive period didn't last for too long. There were some things which I liked about this book: the absence of Michael, who I always thought was unsuited for Mia; the absence of Lilly, who Mia should learn to stand up to; the story about the diary of Mia's ancestor, which was quite interesting; the subplot about Kenny -...more
Brandy
There are some books I read where I wrestle with my conscience: to list it on GoodReads, or not? And so far I've always come down on the side of listing them all, even though they may not all be books I want to cop to reading. I'm listing this one and not putting it in my update feed. Maybe it'll sneak under my Smart Friends' radars, because I read this and I feel a deep shame for that fact.

Somehow I've managed to avoid the Clique/Gossip Girl/A-List types, but this series has sucked me in and wo...more
Emma
Oct 21, 2008 Emma rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: um, no one.
Shelves: meg-cabot, romance
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Anisha
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Anum
Mia needs THERAPY?????

After her break-up with Michael and her falling out with her Lily, poor Mia is so depressed, she finds herself in a hole from which she can't really seem to find a way out. While Lily constantly ignores her, Michael starts emailing her as if nothing ever happened between them and the are friends just like they had been before the dance. On the other hand, J.P. has started to finally show his true feelings for Mia, persuing for a relationship.

In all this drama, Mia discover...more
Vicki
I got this Meg Cabot book from my school library. It is one of 3 our school has out of about 25 that I looked up in an effort to save money. I am glad Princess Mia is one of the three.

In this book the main character is really likable. She is in that stage of her life where she learns that she has some growing up to do, one of which is learning to stand up for herself. (I just read another book with this theme.) Young adults all have to learn the knack of standing up for themselves in life.

One as...more
Jessica
This was one of the better ones of this series, to which I am totally and completely addicted. I laugh until I cry every time, but this one was actually . . . well, kinda serious, and that's a good thing. Michael has broken up with Mia, Lilly's not talking to her, she's discovered a terrible secret about Genovian history, and Cabot handles it all expertly. I've seen this book criticized for making light of depression, since Mia's parents send her to therapy because she's upset about Michael. As...more
Tigger
FOR CHRISSAKES, MIA, SHUT. UP.
I've endured your "i love michael does he love me omg he doesn't" for eight books, just praying he would break up with you and you would grow a brain. But clearly this whole "now i don't have a boy who will listen to my every stupid freaking whim and freak!out" thing was not very liberating for you.

This book, the ninth in a series of ten which has been running for a number of years and has spawned a number of totally irrelevant side books and two successful movies...more
Kellie
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Sophie Trier
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Erin
Oh Mia! Michael is gone, your best friend hates you and your worst enemy wants to be your new bestie - what's a girl to do?! Cabot hits another homerun with this charming installment. I can't wait for the 10th (and final) Princess Diaries book.
Melanie
A deliciously stark contrast to my life right now - all problems can be solved in 200 short pages and there's the obligatory happy ending. Ah, bliss. And oh, if only my life worked that way!
Wendy
Meg Cabot is such a compelling writer--but why do all her books have to be about sex?
Dayna
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Clarissa Candrian
Another great world by Meg.
Love you!
Jessica
I've read this series sporadically. I've read a book here, a book there, but I haven't read all the books (and it's been a few years since I've stopped keeping up with the series). I decided to read the last few books on a whim, and to my surprise, I ended up really liking this one. I'm an adult now and wasn't sure I could relate to Mia's endearing, slightly neurotic behavior anymore, but I can really relate to what she goes through in this book. Having struggled with depression myself, I saw my...more
Jean Oram
Like any book Meg writes, this book is witty, heart-wrenching as well as something you don’t want to put down. This is book 9 in the Princess Diary series and Princess Mia deals with a lot. Seriously, practically every huge topic for teens comes up. We’re talking best friend break ups, boyfriend break ups, depression, cyber-bullying, cliques, what to do with a boy who says he loves you, growth spurts, publicity (okay, not many teens have to deal with that), having to grow up before you are fully...more
Becky R.
Mia and Michael have broken up, as Mia believes. Michael has headed off to Japan, having his last sight of Mia being in a kiss with fellow hottie, J.P. Abernathy. Mia literally can not function. Her best friend Lilly is ignoring her, and she has no hope of reaching Michael until he reaches Japan (which takes a good portion of the book). Mia does not get dressed, shower, or go to school, to which her parents send her off to counseling to pull herself together.

I really loved this book for its comp...more
Sanam
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Hilda
Way to go, Mia! I want to shout it right into her face. Finally! She reaches something, a step to self-actualization.

Better than books before, Princess Mia give you smile, laughs, and satisfied feeling that finally Mia does something independently. Actually, I was kind of getting tired with her whining, crying, and depression in previous book so I didn’t know whether to read this one or not. I still want to tell Mia to stop being so naïve, but I’ve got to say that this book is beyond my expectat...more
Shonda
Princess Mia immediately begins where volume 8, Princess on the Brink, leaves off. Mia is obsessed with hearing back from Michael, her one true love, as he just left NYC for a year in Japan. Mia said (and did) harsh things to him before he left and she wanted to take it all back and try to make their relationship work. He finally contacts her, only to tell her the dreaded words no woman wants to hear: "Maybe we should just be friends." Mia is devastated by this and begins a downward spiral.

Her p...more
Lisa
I both liked and disliked this book. Without trying to reveal too much about the book and ruining the story, I like the fact that Mia is depressed, a condition very prevalent among young teens and she's getting help with it. (Of course I don't "like" anyone to be depressed, but it was the logical next step in Mia's relationship with Michael given how totally and completely in love she was). I also liked that she is initially in denial about being depressed, and feels some shame that it's mostly...more
Priska Nurina
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Grace
Sep 07, 2008 Grace rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Teenage girls
Shelves: meg-cabot
The Princess Diaries books are getting more and more surprising!! There were a few things in Princess Diaries 9 that I did not see coming.

I think I'm going to talk about what characters I loved in Princess Diaries 9 because I think friendship was a big theme in this book. 1) Tina. She is just so nice!! And really funny in an innocent and sweet kind of way. 2) Boris. I LOVE Boris!! I actually don't really know why, but I do! He's really sweet as well. 3) J.P. Loads of people hate him purely for o...more
Fatima C
Princess Mia was mostly about being invited to a gala for business women,but the problem is that she doesn't know what to say.Her other problem is that her parents are making her see a therapist.Which she doesn't want anyone to find out.Later on she discovers a family secret that might help her write speech.And her best friend Lilly now hates Mia and won't even say a word to her.Will Mia find a solution to all her problems?

Mia is a bit different from her old best friend Lilly.Mia is a princess...more
Kimberly
Oct 04, 2011 Kimberly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Princess Diaries fans
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I've been reading the Princess Diaries book for years and as I began to get older I was enjoying them a lot less because Mia started to seem shallow to me. The last two books before this one was complete let downs. I was getting really sick of all her whining and complaining and gushing about her love life, like it was the only things that mattered in the world.
So when I saw there was a new book I went to the library and began reading. So now Mia is eating meat, she's wallowing and self pity be...more
Nur Fadilla Octavianasari
ewww sumpah yaa, gue brasa ikutan depress a.k.a gilaaaaa!
gimana gak? dibuku ke 8 kan di ceritain kalo si mia and michael bubaran. nah efek mereka bubar ternyata dituang di buku ini .


it was so and totally hard for Mia when Michael said he just wanna be FRIENDS wif her . yeah harusnya mia bisa terima karena dia juga stuju ama keputusan itu . considering who's starts that broken up - things .

bener2 geli saat mia cuma tiduran dan gak mau ngapa2in cuma karna cowok, oh c'mon he's just Michael anyway...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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