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, 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 it involves all of them taking the royal jet to Genovia for an extravaganza the likes of which would turn even Paris Hilton green with envy? Why can't Mia get what she really wants: an evening alone with Michael?
With a little luck, this sweet sixteen princess might just get her wish -- a birthday that's royally romantic.
At last, Mia is a junior. An upper classperson. Free of her responsibilities as student body president. So why is it that everything is going so terribly wrong? What is she doing in Intro to Creative Writing? When she has made it through Algebra and Geometry, why must she be faced with Precalculus? And for the love of all that is Genovian, why has Lilly nominated her for school prez again?
All this is nothing compared to the news Michael springs on her, however. On top of all the mathematical strife, her beloved boyfriend is leaving for Japan for a year. Precalc has nothing on preparing for the worst separation ever!
Turns out there is one way she might convince Michael to stay. But will she? Or won't she? No matter what, Mia seems headed for disaster.
A Princess on her own . . .
Mia has been invited to speak at a gala for Domina Rei, an elite society of powerful businesswomen. But what could she possibly have to say? Michael has broken up with her, her bff Lilly won't speak to her, and her parents are forcing her to see a therapist. Even J.P.'s efforts to cheer Mia up (he's being really sweet!) aren't helping.
Just when things couldn't get worse, Mia discovers a long--forgotten diary of a teenage princess of Genovia. It could be just the inspiration Mia needs to write her speech--but what it reveals might change everything.
What's a Princess to do?
It's Mia's senior year, and things seem great. She aced her senior project, got accepted to her dream college(s), and has her birthday gala coming up . . . not to mention prom, graduation, and Genovia's first-ever elections.
What's not to love about her life? Well . . .Her senior project? It's a romance novel she secretly wrote, and no one wants to publish it. Prince Phillipe's campaign in the Genovian elections isn't going well, thanks to her totally loathsome cousin Rene, who decided to run against him. Her boyfriend, J.P., is so sweet and seemingly perfect. But is he the one? And her first love, Michael, is back from Japan . . . and back in her life.
With Genovia's and her own future hanging in the balance, Mia's got some decisions to make: Which college? Which guy? How can she choose? Especially when what she decides might determine not just the next four years, but . . . forever!
Ah, I've read this series before, but just reading this ending again, yeah, that was fantastic! So Mia grows a lot over these books, because mainly, of Princess on the Brink, when Michael leaves for Japan. Princess Mia adds to that, and then Forever Princess finishes it off!
We know that Mia's birthday parties tend to end up with a fuss-remember the worker's strike? So I can understand Mia wanting some alone time with Michael! And then her worries about him being a college student, and her being a high school student.
The whole diary that Mia finds, that declares that Genovia is like how I'm pretty sure England is now, having the monarchy family, but then having elected officials running the country. So first she announces that, and then the fall out, her dad is running for that position, and he's losing. But he wins in the end!
And then there was the whole thing between Michael and J.P.. I knew what was going to happen, from the movie, and all that, but it was just fun to read about Mia stressing out about that, and then getting her happy ending!
This is such a great series, and I really enjoyed rereading it, from beginning to end!
Author: Meg Cabot
Series: The Princess Diaries #7.5, 8, 9, 10
Read: July 8th, 8th, 9th, 9th, 2013
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Sequel Challenge 2013 Books! And Forever Princess is a End of Series 2013 Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: May 23rd 2006, December 26th 2006, January 1st 2008, January 6th 2009
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