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Give Me Five

(The Princess Diaries #5)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  34,355 ratings  ·  855 reviews
Bowling??? My boyfriend would rather go bowling on his prom night than go to the prom!!!
Does he not have a romantic feeling in his body?

It's nearly Mia's fifteenth birtday. A time when a princess should be getting ready for the biggest night of her life- the Senior Prom, escorted by her ultra-hottie boyfriend, Michael. But nothing's going according to plan. Michael hasn't
Paperback, 238 pages
Published 2004 by Macmillan Publishers (first published September 1st 2003)
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Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Mia was insufferable in this one but I still love this series SO MUCH. Luckily Michael was perfect as per usual.
Norah Una Sumner
"Instead of being wakened to the sound of birdsong, like princesses in books, I was wakened to the sound of Rommel shrieking as Fat Louie beat him senseless for getting into his bowl of Fancy Feast."

Fun as always.The Princess Diaries always make me feel better so I'm usually reading them when I'm kind of sad or depressed.Like this whole week.Today was my first day of senior year of high school and it was awful.The new school principal changed most of my professors.She also made a new behavio
May 28, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
Another very fun installment in the series. I'm excited to continue on because I think this might have been the last Princess Diaries book that I read back in the day. ...more
Ardent Reader
I quite enjoyed the drama of Mia and her Grandmere.
The fact that I dislike in the story is that Mia had taken a big deal in attending to the prom.
Other than that I enjoyed the book as usual.
Shannon (kitchandpages)
This one was cute. Mia was a bit melodramatic about the prom but that's Mia. lol If it weren't for Michael, I might not be as patient with her but I have to remember she's still a freshman even though we are 5 books in. These books are so cute and adorable, can't wait to read the next one :) ...more
3 stars

Mia's neurosis, while entertaining, is starting to rub me the wrong way ((view spoiler)). Also, 5 books to get through one year in the story is a bit much. I'm glad the others coming up are a bit more spread out.

But honestly, when it comes down to it, the real reason I'm here for this is to read Royal Wedding =D
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O.W.L.S MAGICAL READATHON 2019 | BOOK #10| HISTORY OF MAGIC (Published at least 10 years ago)

This was just what I needed to get out of my book slump
Nasty Lady MJ
To see full binge for books 4, 41/3, 4 1/2, and 5 click here.

What I Remembered:

Really hating Lilly in this installment and not really feeling Toris.

What I Got:

Really hating Lilly. Finding Toris a lot more tolerable and believable. And finding Mia almost as intolerable as Lilly in this installment.

In fact, if I wanted to, I could have a drinking game every time Lilly or Mia annoyed me. I get that they’re fourteen/fifteen year old girls, but both of them need a good swift kick in the pants to rea
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
This time around, Princess Mia looks forward to having the best dance of her life. By going to the prom. With her boyfriend, Michael. But the big problem is: Michael doesn’t want anything to do with prom.

Then there’s Grandmere who fires a busboy after something happens to her pet pooch. A strike among busboys ensue and soon Grandmere finds herself lodging in with Mia’s mom under one roof. Sounds exciting, eh? Oh but there’s more! Wait till you hear Mia’s moms exciting baby news!

After a while, yo
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, ya
I'm reading this series in preparation for the Royal Wedding, the first adult novel about Mia, which is coming soon. I didn't start this series as an adolescent so my take on it is different then teen readers, but I think Cabot does have the emotions and hopes and dreams just right, or as I remember them anyway. The Prom is a big deal when you are in high school. And Mia wants to go.
Even though she sees that she's lucky and most of her life is, at least for a moment, going well, she is pining f
Jan 15, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fluff
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. ...more
Jul 23, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
just read the other reviews. i'm tired of typing. and trying to spell things correctly. ...more
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
She said it FINALLY !
Now I can see why they didn't make anymore movies from this series. Also helps that when Anne Hathaway played Mia she wasn't fucking whiny all the god damn time.

I have no idea how I even got through this book but I'm having a feeling that I will need a bottle of wine while I read every other book in this series.

I liked Mia in the first book but now she's just so annoying. So, Mia whines a lot about going to prom in Princess in Pink and I don't understand why! I only went to my senior prom and t
Jul 29, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
"And now I am lying here, a broken shell of a girl. . . fifteen years old, and yet so much older in so many ways. Because I know now what it is like to see all of your hopes and dreams crushed beneath the soulless heel of despair." Mia. Oh my god. It's prom. You are a freshman. You will have more chances to go to prom.

This book reminds me of what it would maybe be like to go back and read my own high school diaries, except less embarrassing. And this book is really embarrassing. Which is why I,
Sara Saif
Apr 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: its-a-tie

So this one was all about Mia’s heartfelt desire to go to prom with Michael which, in her opinion, would bring her one step closer to achieving self-actualization. (*insert scoffing sound*) Every book in a series has its protagonist facing great adversities. The enemy gets bigger and badder with each installment. In the Princess Diaries series, however, the “difficulties” Mia faces are:

1-Who is going to take me to the Cultural Diversity Dance?
2-Ditto Nondenominational Winter Dance.
3-Will I ever

Aug 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Next to Harry Potter, Princess Mia Thermopolis was probably the most formative literary character of my childhood. I remember being 13 and relating to every single word that was written in these books and feeling as though they were /my/ diaries and not Mia's. However, not surprisingly, reading them at 25 does not have quite the same impact. I no longer relate to Mia's self-centered obsessions about prom and I certainly no longer find Boris' manipulative self-destructive declaration of love even ...more
Samantha Jones
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I'm going to end this series right here for myself for now. It was a nice ending, however I struggled reading this as the author kept preaching about how Mia wanted to be Michael's 'property'.

I mean I know it was a different mindset 15 years ago but never once have I at any age wanted to be a man's property, its so objectifying and really put me off this series!
Eva Sharma
I think I'm done with Meg Cabot. I loved the Mediator series because Suze was a great main character, and, well, Jesse. I don't need to elaborate.

But Mia is so. fucking. annoying!

Book One (read this in an obnoxious, high pitched voice): Oh my god, there's nothing worse than being a flat-chested five-foot-nine freshman without a boyfriend! My life is over!

Book Two: Ugh, there's nothing worse than being a PRINCESS with a SECRET ADMIRER but no boyfriend. My life is over!

Book Three: I finally have
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book, Princess Mia is obsessed with going to the prom. I swear, if I read the word 'prom' again, it will be too soon. However! In this book, Mia also mentions her Buffy the Vampire Slayer collectible action figure 'Fiesta Giles'. So I still love her.

(I googled and Fiesta Giles is indeed a REAL ACTION FIGURE currently retailing for $62.99)
Jul 16, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: whiny teenage girls
Shelves: chick-lit
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
Okay, now Mia is totally getting on my nerves. Why isn’t she growing up a little? I never realised teens complained so much about EVERYTHING! She basically thinks every single issue that comes up and that doesn’t go along her way is ruining her life. It’s time to get some perspective, Mia.

It really peeved me to see how obsessed she was with the prom. I mean, the word “prom” is mentioned a whopping 287 times in the book! And it wasn’t even HER senior prom! It was Michael’s. And he was least inte
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Young Adult; Romance
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsessive?: Obsessive.
Cliff Hanger: eh.
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 7
Plot: 7
Characters: 5
World Building: 6
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: 7
Writing: 7
Ending: 7

Total: 6

In Dept

Best Part:
I'm not sure.
Worst Part: Mia is getting on my last nerve.
Thoughts Had: About over this; STOP IT; Holy crap.


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: eh.

Short Review: Okay i am now 98% pissed off at Mia. I am so over hearing ab
Izabella (Pages Full of Stars)
A re-read for the read-along with Alina :)

It's my first time re-reading these books since I read them as a teenager and it's interesting to see how differently I react to them. However, I have to say that I definitely don't like the series as much as I used to and this book has been the worst so far.

I don't like how Meg Cabot mentioned Asperger's syndrome here. Apart from that, Mia was even more irritating than before and I don't even know what to say about Lilly. The plot seems pointless too, s
Aug 01, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ruby Rose
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clean-romance
Clean again! Thank you Meg Cabot! I read this one mostly this morning, because I really like this one. I mean who wouldn't, Mia is obsessed about prom, and Michael is not. So she has to figure that out, then the whole birthday incident with Grandmère! Lily and Boris. I mean are you kidding me. GREATEST BOOK EVER! I think this book would be appropriate for 13 and up because of some concepts, but not many. ...more
Is the prom seriously the end-all be-all of high school stories? Mia kept whining on and on about Michael not wanting to go. Guess what, Mia? You're only a freshman! You can go when you're a senior. But I do have to admit an Empire State Building prom would be completely amazing. And might I mention how terrible of a friend Lily is? She's the worst. ...more
sage elizabeth
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
1.) The Princess Diaries ★★★★
2.) Princess in the Spotlight ★★★★
3.) Princess in Love ★★★★
4.) Princess in Waiting ★★★★
4.1.) Princess Lessons ★★★★
4.5.) Project Princess ★★★★

i’ve read this book more times then i can count over the last 7/8 year and this alway holds such a special place in my heart even though it's way too problematic for it's own good.
Narrated by Clea Lewis
Jun 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: why-yes-i-ya
I liked this one, but Mia was kind of a pain in the ass. All she wanted was to go to the prom. I mean, not all teens are like that. I sure as hell wasn't. Michael was perfect, as per usual. He is honestly the ideal. ...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

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