Title: Princess in the Spotlight
Author: Meg Cabot
Series: The Princess Diaries
Previous Book in the Series:
1. The Princess Diaries
Date Started: June 18
Date Finished: June 19
Format: Paperback from my own shelf
It’s seriously been a day since the last Princess Diaries book ended and things seemed to have gotten better for Mia. She’s no longer failing algebra (she’s got a D), she’s gotten used to her mom dating Mr. G, and she’s even gotten used to being a princess. But she shouldn’t get to comfortable, not when her mother walks out of the bathroom looking a little green. She doesn’t have the stomach flu. She’s pregnant. Mia doesn’t know what to think, she was just getting used to the two of them dating. Now he’s moving in and marrying her mom! And just in case things couldn’t get worse, her grandmother has decided it’s time for her to give a tell all interview. The only bright side is that someone is sending her mysterious love notes and she’s desperately hoping that it’s someone she’s been crushing on…
So I love the fact that not that much time has passed since the end of the first book. You’re living Mia’s daily life. But man, does this girl live through the drama or what? Pregnant mother, new step-dad, and a secret admirer. I’d call it a year if this happened to me. I felt Mia’s distress too as she tried to figure out who her secret admirer was. It was kind of coincidental that the guy who turned out to be was also in the computer club like Michael. Damn it for sending me off the trail their, Cabot. I was disappointed though that it was Kenny and not Michael. I mean, I get that Mia and him are lab partners and everything, but just how much more things in common can the two of them have? Especially when it’s kind of obvious (especially this being my fourth time re-reading this series) that Michael was crushing on Mia too. I mean, why else would he not only help her with her algebra but compliment her endlessly and check on her when she was feeling down? And sure, you could give me the whole – she’s his younger sister’s best friend bit – but I don’t buy it. Not in the least.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Light easy reading with really good characters. I love all the comedy and the whoa is me stuff that Mia goes through. Really want her to just confess that she has feelings for Michael already!
Bookshelf worthy? Working my way through my ‘new’ purchases.