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Princess in Training by Meg Cabot

Princess in Training

by Meg Cabot

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I feel like finally in this book something clicks for Mia about being a Princess and leader for that matter. In this installment Mia is faced with a lot of important things - she very well may have screwed up in Genovia over the summer, her boyfriend might want to get more serious than she is ready for, and her best friend has nominated her to run for student council president. So just another dramatic year for Mia.

This book was another crazy ramble of Mia's thoughts and feelings but she also started to learn that she really needs tom communication with people if she is ever going to learn anything and actually take on her role as a princess. Granted it takes the whole book for her to realize this but she is getting there.

I loved her growth in this book, she is really coming into herself and standing up for what she wants and doesn't want. She is growing up and it is showing. Now that doesn't mean that she isn't still freaking out like a teenager - there is still a lot of that fun ridiculous Mia humor for those of you who have read other books in the series. ( )
  sszkutak | Sep 28, 2016 |
Another installment, another book full of me hating Lilly. I'm not sure what it is that makes Mia continue to be friends with her. She's abrasive and pushy and bossy and down right mean and insulting to the people she claims are her friends. It really rubs me the wrong way. Other than the Lilly side of things, I love how the author chose to poke fun at the differences in the film versions of the series. That move endeared me to Ms. Cabot all the more. Michael, oh Michael, how much I love this guy! He's smart without being abrasive like his sister, and he truly seems to care about Mia. I love his line at the end of the book, which totally sealed my love for his character. Oh, the story, so the plot is a bit different this time and focuses a lot on high school and how it compares to her princess life. I liked the comparison aspect and think it was brilliant to write it that way. Great addition to the series and a must read for true fans. ( )
  MynTop | Apr 8, 2016 |
I remember reading this series when I was so young in high school, I remember finishing homework and pretending to go to bed to read until falling asleep and sometimes reading them during math class. My mom always got them to me since I loved the movie so much. Great series for teenagers and girls who love princesses.
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
Review to follow.... ( )
  suefitz1 | Apr 3, 2013 |
One of the things I mentioned in the All-American Girl reviews is that Mia is a very immature character compared to other Meg Cabot heroines, and it shows in this book. It also doesn’t help that the major subplot is lifted from Ready or Not, although Mia’s approach to the sex question is vastly different from Sam’s. The one thing I did like about this is that you see Mia’s confidence growing, with the main plot of her being thrust into the student council president race. She actually does speak up on issues, without Lilly or other friends pushing her to do so. It’s a direction I really hoped would show up in later volumes (which I’ll get to when I get to them). The subplot with Michael and the question of whether or not that they should “do it,” on the other hand, really illustrates her immaturity. Mia continuously freaks out at any mention of committing the “act,” but without sitting down and talking it through with her boyfriend. I am also not a fan of the subplot with Ms. Martinez—while I can sort of see and understand Mia’s reaction of “OMG HOW DARE SHE NOT THINK MY WRITING IS BRILLIANT!!”, I’m not a fan of the obvious offense of “Pop culture references aren’t high literature.” (Which becomes more egregious once you learn that it was meant to be a take that at some of Meg Cabot’s critics.) There’s a lot of wasted potential in the book, particularly in making Mia grow as a character, and it really shows in the writing. ( )
  princess-starr | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Princess for president!

Student body president, that is -- nominated by her power-mad best friend, Lilly. This is not how Mia imagined kicking off her sophomore year, but as usual, she has bigger problems to worry about, like Geometry. And now that Mia's one true love, Michael, is uptown at college, what's the point of even getting up for school in the morning? But the last straw is what Lana whispers to her on the lunch line about what college boys expect of their girlfriends. . . . Really, it's almost more than a princess in training can bear!

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High school sophomore Princess Mia records in her diary her struggles with geometry, the expectations of being a college student's girlfriend, running for president of the student council, and a potential ecological disaster in her native land, Genovia.… (more)

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