Give Me Five
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 ...more
"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 ...more
Mia's neurosis, while entertaining, is starting to rub me the wrong way ((view spoiler)[Yeah I get this was written 15 years ago but still let's not poke fun at disabilities, k? (hide 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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
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
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! ...more
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 ...more
(I googled and Fiesta Giles is indeed a REAL ACTION FIGURE currently retailing for $62.99) ...more
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 ...more
Genre: Young Adult; Romance
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsessive?: Obsessive.
Cliff Hanger: eh.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
All out of ten
World Building: 6
Series Congruity: 7
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: yes
Short Review: Okay i am now 98% pissed off at Mia. I am so over hearing ab ...more
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 ...more
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 ...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