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Third Time Lucky (The Princess Diaries #3)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  34,147 ratings  ·  779 reviews
Mia’s got everything a girl could possibly want. She’s a princess – and she’s got a boyfriend! But that’s where it all goes wrong. Because Kenny is just NOT the guy she really wants. Michael’s the one she’s loved forever – but he’s going out with someone infinitely cleverer than Mia. Someone who can clone FRUIT FLIES, for heaven’s sake! Will the story end happily ever afte ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 7th 2001 by Pan Macmillan (first published December 1st 2001)
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Jessica (priceiswong)
Loved it! Man, am I flying through this series or what?
This is a reread for me.. I wanted to reread this series because
1. I love this series and I've never reread them so I thought, hey! why not!
2. A Royal Wedding is coming out in June AND I'M SO EXCITED I CAN'T WAIT!!!

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Apr 03, 2008 Karina rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all girls!
Princess in Lve By: Meg Cabot.
Meg Cabot did a really good job with all the princess books, well in my opinion she did. I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved that Mia was confused about love because well really mostly all girls are. Mia wants to find the right boy for her but she dosent know who. She has a boyfriend already but she knows that he's not the one for her, but then on the other hand she is really good friends with Michael Moscovitz aka her bestfriend's brother, anyways she thin
Princess in love...obviously this is a book about a girl, Mia who likes a guy. Mia has a boyfriend which she doesn't really like because she's got a guy in her heart who only thinks of her as a kid. She spends her time becoming a princess, living in genovia, and dealing with a widowed mother who's going out with her algebra teacher. So much crazy things going on with her life, so how's she going to ever be with true love? Recommended to people who wants to find out!
Norah Sumner
My reaction after finishing this one:


I cried a little and squealed a lot .I swear to God,my mom came into my room like:


But I didn't care at all.I was like:


I'm smiling while writing this,something is seriously wrong with me...I'm in love with Michael.If someone told me that I'll be reading The Princess Diaries series again in high school and be more emotional about it than when I was 12 years old,I wouldn't believe him.But it's true.I'm pretty sure that 6 years ago I didn't squeal this much beca
I know I'm waaaaaay older than the target audience for these books, but I loved this book, even so. As I was reading this I was thinking, "That's exactly like I was in high school." Well, except I wasn't a princess . . . and I grew up in Missouri, not NYC . . . and my mom wasn't married to my algebra teacher . . . and I wasn't so lucky to have the big brother of my best friend ever like me . . . Okay, I guess this book was nothing like me. But, still I could relate to so many of the feelings Mia ...more
Howdy YAL
To see full binge review of books 1-3 click here.

I shouldn’t love this book as much as I do.

But whatever.

Mia and Michael x’s infinity.

Yes, I’m fangirling.

But you would too with these two.

Okay, to get serious, Princess in Love would’ve been a nice wrap up to the series to be honest. It sort of had that perfect gooey feeling to it. Where you just wanted to wrap yourself up and love it. Even the ending scene was just perfect.

That would be in part becuase the series was originally intended as three
What can I say about these books, they're so endearing. I wish I had read them when I was younger, but I still find the characters really likeable overall. I feel like they are people that you could meet in real life; they are people that you can root for. I decided to read a few and then review them together if I liked them, and trust me, I loved them. I'm going to go through by the things I like most of this series so far. Also, I always loved the movies when I was a girl (I must have watched ...more
Never did I imagine that a fourteen year old would teach me how to kiss.

The third time is definitely lucky for Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo, Crown Princess of Genovia. Well, of course, not at first, since Mia is stuck with a boyfriend she likes but not loves. She's in love with her best friend's older brother, Michael. And she's still struggling with her Algebra.

Meg Cabot's writing is definitely full of life and humor. It actually makes me nostalgic of my high school l
This book was so...nice. The storyline was fairly good and I enjoyed very much what happened throughout the book. Mia is a pretty...annoying voice to read, mainly because she's a fifteen year old girl confused about love... and also because she's the heir of a country. What really made me enjoy the book much more were the final pages. They had me laughing and in some parts, my heart was pounding to see what would happen. It's a great book to read when you just want to read somthing for the fun o ...more
Ad Astra
FINALLY! That's all I'll say. I love this series. Wish I had read it when I was younger. But all that awkwardness sure does make me laugh. Ahhh, being a teenager.
I just love that this is a no-brainer kind of a book. I have been a little leery of books in a series and I honestly thought I wouldn't read past the first one just because I didn't want to take the risk. However, they are such fun, quick reads. I keep grabbing the next one and thinking, "just one more."

Down to this one: I LOVE the scene at the end when she finally shows up at the dance. Fantastic. That scene alone gave this book another star.

I find Lilly's protests really funny and so true to
ell Mia has a new set of problems to deal with. Before she could never get a boyfriend. And in this volume, she ends up with a boyfriend.. but the problem is that she doesn't like him. She ends up going out with Kenny, her Bio partner, instead of coming clean and telling the truth that she's actually in love with Michael. Despite feeling a bit sorry for Kenny, who proclaims his love a few times, it's a little funny and amusing to watch these characters dance around one another. And I was so glad ...more
Aug 19, 2011 Kimberly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone (9 & over)
**Don't read if you haven't read te first 2 Princess Diaries books. It's ok to read if you haven't read this book, Princess in Love, #3, by Meg Cabot, yet, but don't read if u haven't read the first 2 yet.**

Mia may be the crown princess of Genovia, but Judith Greshner can clone fruit flies, and hey, that's a lot to compete with.

In this third installment of "The Princess Diaries" series authored by the great, wonderful Meg Cabot, Mia's in love more than ever with her bff, Lilly's, older brother,
Roseli Gomes
Mia está de volta e às voltas com um admirador secreto, que ela torce que seja Michael, o irmão de sua melhor amiga (desde o jardim da infância) Lilly, a mãe de Mia está grávida (e ela se pergunta se a mãe usa ou não camisinha), as aulas de álgebra continua e as aulas de "Princesa" também, nossa heroína continua a buscar um ponto de equilíbrio..

Nesse terceiro Diário, Mia já está mais "treinada" para a sua nova jornada de "ser Princesa", ansiosa com a chegada do primeiro Baile da Escola e do seu
Sometimes you just need a little easy reading to make it through the day. And these books so are. Enjoyable for a young teenager, a very easy read for me. I think I keep picking them up because it takes me like 2-3 days to finish them, which is like no time at all. This one picks up where the last one left off.

Mia, has a "boyfriend" who she does not really like-like, but he likes her a lot. She is still in love with her best friends brother, Michael. Since in the last book, her "boyfriend" Kenn
Samantha Tai
Mia is back and she finally has a boyfriend! Unfortunately it isn't Michael but Kenny her biology partner. Kenny is a really nice guy, but she doesn't love Kenny. But how does she break up with Kenny without hurting his feelings. And she can't tell Michael her true feelings because 1) Michael is her best friend, Lilly's older brother and 2) Michael has a girlfriend, Judith Gershner. But at least since she has a boyfriend, she'll have a date to the cultural diversity dance; it Kenny ever gets aro ...more
Jenny W.
Princess In Love
By: Meg Cabot
240 Pages
Realistic Fiction

Mia may seem like she has it all, since she is a princess. But that could never be more wrong. For starters, she is flunking algebra, even though her step dad is her teacher. Secondly, she has a boyfriend that she doesn't actually even love. Also, she has a lunatic Grandma, and lastly, she is deeply in love with her best friend's brother. Mia faces a lot of problems in this book, and tries to get through it with the help of her friends and f
Mia Thermopolis, is typical teenager in high school who has so many struggles from grades to love, but Mia isn't an "typical" teenager , she's a princess! Her grandmother trains her so hard in order to become the very best princess of Genovia. Mia , the main character, as well the person telling us the story in first person, struggles throughout the book with as you can guess by the title "Love" Mia starts off with what she ever wanted, a boyfriend! Weeks later she realizes that she doesn't even ...more
First a note about audio books:

Having just started classes, I wasn't really planning on reading much outside of school and these books weren't high on my to-read list. Shortly after starting school a friend of mine mentioned she was reading these books on her blog. Since December when Dan got me a PRS (Portable Reading System), or eBook reader, I found the ABQ Digital Library and have been checking out digital copies of some books I've been interested in. The formats available range from eBooks
I read this as part of my quest to catch up on all those YA books I have missed out on over the past few years. So at the age of 26 I ventured into the teenage section of my new local library and pulled this off the shelf.

Sadly, it isn't the first Princess Diaries book (I had numbers 3, 5 and 9 to choose from), but I watched the first film recently (yes, I really am that behind the times) so I knew the general story, and it isn't difficult to pick up.

I FLEW through this book. I read the first 50
Nov 04, 2012 Jaleebo rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teen girls
This is my favorite book in it's series. I loved it! Mia finally gets a boyfriend. However here is problem: she does not want this boyfriend of hers, her bio-partner Kenny, to be her boyfriend at all. Sure Kenny is really nice and a good friend, sure he helps Mia in bio class by passing her notes, sure he likes science fiction and Japanese anime, both of which Mia has not told him she really does not like that much. But he is no Michel Moscovitz, yeah that's right Mia's best friend Lilly's older ...more
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's written in a diary from. This princess story kept me laughing throughout the time I was reading. I was captivated to this story right from the beginning.
This book is about a girl name Mia Thermopolis and she is the princess of Genovia. She lives with her mother and step father, who is also her algebra teacher. Mia is a very busy girl. She tries to balance her life as a princess in Genovia and her regular life at home in New York. Every week she flies to
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Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
I just love The Princess Diaries. Princess In The Spotlight was so fun to read, and we see Mia with her very first boyfriend!

Mia, of course, isn't into Kenny, because she likes Michael. Michael likes her too, so in the end, they end up together! It really is cute, and I'm sure all sorts of things will get in their way. It wouldn't be Mia's life if things didn't get in the way. And after seeing how much she really likes him, it's nice to see he feels the same way about her.

I still love that thi
I really enjoyed this book! Maybe part of it was the fact that I read it while on vacation so I was feeling especially happy and relaxed to begin with. Plus, I love reading on the subway. I'm pretty sure I read this book primarily while riding on the El. Anyway, in this installment Mia is getting ready for her royal introduction to the Genovian people. She is also trying to dump her current boyfriend while simultaneously trying to get it together with Michael. I loved the ending to this book, be ...more
Mia just recently found out she is a princess. She is trying to juggle passing her finals, princess lessons with Grandmere, her mother being married to her algebra teacher, her relationship with her father, her new boyfriend, and the boy she really loves. Mia is totally in love with her best friends older brother and she thinks he only sees her as Lily's friend. She is also dating Kenny, a nice boy, that she would rather not ever kiss again. How will Mia break up with Kenny and how can she get p ...more
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Mia has a BOYFRIEND!!!! Unfortunatly it is not the boy she wants. And so in addition to excrusating Princess lessons with her Grandmere, she has to plan what she is going to say when she is introduced to the Genovian public over Christmas break, worry about how to avoid kissing her so-called boyfriend, and trying to figure out how to get let the love of her life know that she would rather be with him.
After reading the first book in this series I went to the library and just happened to see the r
"Boris, must you constantly breathe on me?"

Lol, Kenny thought Mia liked Boris. ahahahaha! Then again, Mia thought Jo-C-rox was Michael in the last book. So both of them are equally dense, I suppose. "'What did you get in Algebra?' he asked slowly, as if I were dense. Which, of course, I am. So dense that I never realized how much in love I am with Michael Moscovitz until Judith Gershner came along and swept him right out from under my nose."

Mia's reaction to Michael's computer program was totall
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