Title: Princess in Pink
Author: Meg Cabot
Series: The Princess Diaries
Previous Books in the Series:
1. The Princess Diaries
2. Princess in the Spotlight
3. Princess in Love
4. Princess in Waiting
Date Read: July 20
Format: Paperback from my own shelf
It’s the end of the school year, and Mia’s biggest concern isn’t her final exams or even her birthday that’s coming up. No, her biggest concern is whether or not Michael – her boyfriend of five months – is going to ask her to the prom. She’s getting a little nervous considering there’s only two weeks to go before the big dance, and he still hasn’t asked her yet or brought up the subject. When she finally does ask him about it, he confesses that he thinks going to prom is lame and he’d rather go bowling. Add that onto the fact that Lilly and her are fighting again, her mother won’t stop complaining about the baby sitting on her uterus and a bus boy strike that seems to be threatening the restaurant industry, Mia’s not so sure that being fifteen is going to be so great after all.
Okay, so out of all the books in this series (that I remember) this one kind of got on my nerves the most. Don’t get me wrong, I love Mia. Her witty, mental breakdowns of a teenager who’s also a princess are amazing and Meg Cabot really gets it. But in this one I wasn’t too on board with her. And it all has to deal with the prom. She makes it seem like this huge life changing deal and if she doesn’t go now (ignoring the fact that she’s a freshman and can totally go in her senior year) her life will be over. I’m sorry, Mia, but I didn’t go to my prom when I was a senior and you know what happened? Nothing. I avoided a two and a half hour power failure in ninety degree weather. But I have to admit that when Mia does get around to getting Michael to go to the prom it’s adorable and perfect.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Mia is witty and drama filled as usual. Could have done without her whole ‘my life is over’ attitude if she didn’t go to prom, but at that age, I’m really not surprised by it.
Bookshelf worthy? In all it’s bright pink goodness!