Sweet Sixteen Princess (The Princess Diaries #7.5)
Sixteen is the magic number
Mia doesn't always have the best luck with parties, so even though it's her sweet sixteenth, she doesn't want a birthday bash. As usual, Grandmère has other ideas, and thinks a reality TV special is just the thing in order to celebrate royally. The whole scheme smacks of Lilly's doing -- Lilly, whose own TV show is still only limited to local...more
This is one is almost pure fluff, at first glance. But there’s really some subplots that play a huge role in book eight that rear their head here.
What I like about this one, is that despite being a romantic read it does focus a lot of the Lilly and Mia friendship. And I think that sometimes that relationship is overlooked or used more or less as a zany plot device.
But in this book, you get Lilly and Mia.
I probably won’t say that anytim ...more
PS. Michael is boring. It doesn't help that he's never part of the narrative.
Mia is turning 16 in this book and everyone has ideas for how she should celebrate and no one seems to care what she wants. Except by the end of the book we find out that most of Mia's circle of friends and family actually did care the whole time.
I also spy something curious happening with Perin that I've been suspicious of since she came into the picture. I also still have some questions about ...more
Okay, well this book was semi-dissapointing. In most of the other half volumes, Meg was able to develop the plot AND wrap up the conflict effectively. I felt like the opposite was true in this book. I think that the book was promising until the resolution, which I didn't really particularly like.
Mia is turning sixteen and all her friends want her to have a party. Mia just wants to have a dinner with her boyfriend, Michael. Wil ...more
Mia, Princess of Genovia, is about to turn sixteen. The last thing she wants is a sweet sixteen birthday party, but it seems like that's the only thing her friends can talk about. While Mia is worried about how to get the administration at Albert Einstein High School to go less on the structured athletics and more on the personal exercise and health regimen, her best friend Lilly is still steaming over being passed up for her own show on MTV.
While Lilly stews ...more
Mia doesn't always have the best luck with parties, so even though it's her sweet sixteenth, she doesn't want a birthday bash. As usual, Grandmere has other ideas, and thinks a reality TV special is just the thing in order to celebrate royally. The whole scheme smacks of Lilly's doing -- Lilly, whose own TV show is still only limited to local cable viewers.
Will Mia be able to stop Grandmere's plan? Will her friends ever forgive her if she does stop it, since ...more
Because I had seen the "princess diaries" movies and found them to be fairly amusing, I thought it would be fun to read one of the books from the Princess series. I'm glad this was a short book, because it was pretty....underwhelming. The story follows the drama of Princess Mia, who is the president of her snooty high school's student council and her drama with her best friend, Lilly (who she is still mad at for making out with a stranger in a closet at last years' birthday ...more
The book was a little pointless really. It didn’t add anything to the series other than a very little amount of information that I’m pretty sure would already have been in the next book. I still love Michael fo ...more
I liked this book, but I felt that it, obviously, was intended for a much younger audience. It is one of Cabot's many Princess Diaries books, which follow Mia as she navigates the world of being a princess and adolescence. In this one, Mia fights strongly against the option of having a huge birthday party, which would be broadcast across the world on MTV. However, those around her want to celebrate her birthday for all kinds of reasons, good and bad, selfish and genuine. ...more
RATING: 3.5 out of 5 stars
SUMMARY: In this installment in the series we follow Mia around the plans for her Sweet 16. Grandmere wants a big party in Genovia, complete with MTV filming it. However, all Mia wants is to spend time with her boyfriend. Can she convince her Grandmere and her friends to do as she wishes?
REVIEW: My problem I have had with some of these novellas in the middle of the series is that they feel unnecessary. I know they are suppose to in the sense that you don’t need to rea ...more
ETA 10 years later: I actually wish this was longer, perhaps a full Princess Diaries book. The subject of Mia’s Sweet 16 is so ripe for comedy and conflict, especially once Grandmere starts scheming. I refuse to believe that, given Mia’s neuroses and the craziness of the supporting characters, her Sweet 16 didn’t come up until the week of the event. If Mia’s anything like the teenage girls I remember, this should have been a topic of conversation for ...more
Princess Mia’s sixteenth birthday is just around the corner and she’s not pleased about it. Her best friend Lilly keeps pestering her trying to convince her that she needs to throw and over the top bash, and her Grandmother, Grand’Mere has decided she wants to fly she and 100 of her closest friends to Genovia for shopping sprees and makeovers . . . but only if she can televise the whole event on MTV. Mia just wants a quiet birthday dinner with her boyfriend, Michael and zero drama. ...more
Mia is turning 16, and everyone has an idea of how she should spend her birthday. Lily is pushing hard for a party, and so is her Grandmere. Grandmere also wants to do an episode of My Super Sweet Sixteen for MTV, only topping them all by flying 100 friends to Genovia for a weekend of spoiling. Of course, socially con ...more
The one comment I did have was after Mia opened all her presents she said "oh well." I didn't understand. I thought maybe it was because Fat Louie got her the action figure to replace the one she sold on eBay for Michael's Christmas gift. But I couldn't remember because I thought Michael bought ...more
The idea for this short story wasn't bad but the characters were all over the place. All of a sudden it felt as if Mia and Lilly transformed into different people. Lilly was exceptionally nice in this one, while she usually got on my nerves the most. Mia on the other hand got simply malicious, and I don't really buy the "she's turning sixteen" excuse there seemed to be for her behaviour. Michael was almost non-existent as always and the plot themes were tr ...more
Its really entertaining, and i love the part when Michael give the special gift for her, it so sweet. :D
but again, i think Mia's character is a bit annoyed me, as always.
i know that she is humble, and care about the other people. thats very good for a princess's character and for every one's character.
i know maybe she dont like party, but come on.. she is a princess, and when her garndma and her friends want celebrate her party, sh ...more
I did like this book, it was fun to read and was very clear! I loved how easy it was to read and how specific t ...more
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