Saturday, November 5, 2011

This Book Room: Princess Diaries Edition, Part 3

This is the last and final post for the Princess Diaries series (sniffle, sniffle). I have so thoroughly enjoyed this series. You can read Part 1 of this series here and Part 2 of this series here.

These last four books are explosive and remind me so much of my own high school days. Earlier in the series, as you may remember, Mia and Lily are best friends. Which is great. But the whole time, I'm kind of thinking, yeah, but people who are best friends during the early part of high school aren't always friends at the end of high school. And usually, it's just due to drifting apart - personalities changing and all that. So I was more than pleased (but also very sad, too) to see that these books are true-to-life in the natural course of friendships and love. And of course, there's a happy ending. I could read this series over and over and over again... Please enjoy the summaries and pics below.

Princesses just want to have fun. . . . And Mia does too, despite the fact that the student government over which she presides is suddenly broke. But Grandmère's got a wacky scheme to raise the money, catapult Mia to theatrical fame, and link her romantically with an eligible teen bachelor who's not her boyfriend. No wonder Michael seems to think she's a psycho, or worse: not much fun. Is it possible that Mia, soon-to-be star of the stage, president of the student body, and future ruler of Genovia, doesn't know how to party?

At last, Mia is a junior. An upperclassperson. 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.


Now that Michael has broken things off, Mia can barely get out of bed, and her parents are making her see a therapist. Just when things couldn't get worse, Mia uncovers an old family secret that could change the fate of the Renaldos forever.

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 René, 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!

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