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Give Me Five (The Princess Diaries #5)

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  23,099 ratings  ·  405 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. Girls will be overjoyed with this hilarious addition to their favorite series, which involves seven minutes
262 pages
Published 2006 by Galaxy (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.
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.
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?
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
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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
Howdy YAL
Better than book four, but God did Mia get on my nerves here. It's funny I remember this being the book where I really started hating Lilly, but Mia is just as bad in a different way. I don't know why Michael sometimes bothers. There were some amusing parts here though and I adore Torisso that's a plus. I'll write up more of my faults in February.
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
This is why I don't read a lot of chick-lit. On the one hand, the Princess Diaries are an entertaining read, all of the ones I've read so far, at least, but as the series progresses, my opinion of them goes down.

Really, if you want to go to the prom with your boyfriend, you talk to him about it. You don't write, "Ohhhhh my God! How do I get him to ask me to prom? I'll DIE if he doesn't!" in your diary over and over again. It's slightly annoying, the way that Meg Cabot stereotypes the characters
This book is so much worse than previous one. Mia has terribly low self-esteem. She constantly calls herself a freak. What kind of message this books tells to teenagers? Moreover, she repeats a few times that life is not worth living without her boyfriend. And she again moans the whole book. Only this time about the prom. What is the big deal about this prom? Wait... I have a better question. How someone can be so incredibly immature? She thinks and behaves like a small child. Someone so immatur ...more
Personally, I didn't even want to go to my own prom. I thought it was kinda lame. But because my best friend had this immense need to go to the prom with someone outside of our district, and she didn't actually go to our school, she needed me so she could go to prom. This is coming from an old and wise person, not going to prom is actually more than okay because the excitement really only lasts one day and then afterwards you're talking about graduation and the senior trip for months and then yo ...more
My reading book for this week is Princess in pink, by Meg Cabot. I gave this book four stars because it is girly and talks about fantasy, the two things I love in books.I didn't give it a five star because there are many words I didn't really understand. Next time I will not wait for the book to come to me I will go to it. Like what Mia did she really wanted to go to the prom with Micheal,then her grandma asked him to go with princess Mia to the PROM, he didn't really like proms and they talked ...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!
Courtney Moen
In this book of the series, Jangbu, who is a minor character, made a huge impact and had a major importance to this book. Jangbu caused a lot of conflict because he lost his job due to Rommel, Grandmere's dog, he caused Boris's heartbreak and basically caused him to drop the globe on his head, he broke up Lilly and Mia's friendship for a few good days, caused a huge riot and caused New York City millions because all of the workers went on strike for 2 days. If Jangbu, hadn't had made an appearan ...more
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.
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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
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....
5.0 stars for the whole series. 4.0 for this one particularly!

The Princess Diaries Series was the first ever series that I have read. I have read this book when I was 10. Kept re-reading it until I was 12. Basically, it's the book that introduced me to the contemporary-chick-lit world. This book will forever be with me!

Now, thinking back I really like this book due to whole ordinary-girl-turns-to-princess-overnight theme. The idea enticed me so. Give me Five happens with Lilly dumping Boris, Mia
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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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