Princess in the Spotlight

Princess in the Spotlight

Book - 2001
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Just when Mia thinks she has the whole Princess thing under control things get out of hand fast.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Pub., c2001
ISBN: 9780060294656
0060294655
9780064472791
0064472795
Characteristics: 223 p
Alternative Title: Take two

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BrandonBlanchard
Sep 05, 2017

You're a Princess. Now start adjusting your life to this new information.

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crazycoolbff
Oct 29, 2013

Love It!!

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mbssmith
Oct 19, 2012

The first book was better, but Meg Cabot was still able to build up the intensity with Mia's mother's pregnancy and the mysterious JoCrox

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Cheetahqueen
Oct 09, 2012

is this the second book after princess diaries ause it says that it is 2001 and the one i just read is 2000

PrimaGigi Oct 09, 2011

Even though I reading these books entirely out of sequence. I'm assuming the story line from the first book is going to be interspersed throughout the length of this second book (since teenagers have very short attention spans and somehow procure memory loss on top of that). The books are widely different from the Disney movies (which isn't a surprise). For one thing Mia is actually more likable in this book. She sounds like an actually teenager. I have no idea the dialogue that was going in the movies, but it was just.. gag. The characters have flaws: The dad has intimacy issues (I was expecting him to be dead, damn Disney has to Bambify these books, because the father sleeps around) It's touched on that Mia is a child out of wedlock and there is no shaming of her, just in acceptance that her parents weren't married. The grandmother is no Julie Andrews, she's rougher, with her tattooed eyeliner. I am also enjoying Lilly. She's a little radical feminist in the making.

I enjoy Cabot's writing, she doesn't take the writing so seriously for a YA book, but she does make it very smart and witty, so that it isn't coming off as fluffy nonsense. The book and the writing isn't that of Judy Blume or Joyce Carol Oates; Giving voice to lost and angsty teenage girlhood. Meg does though capture the part of girlhood/womanhood, the part where we all extremely awkward and dorky. Where we believe we are "self-actualizing" but in reality probably sticking our foot in our mouths.

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DollyBear
Aug 26, 2011

This book was alright. You can read it easily without getting bored, but I couldn't help but think blah when I think of this book. It's nice and all, but it's definitely not as good as Princess Diaries.

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Perenelle
Aug 02, 2011

Love this series!! There are 10 books but i still wish is was longer.

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belleétoile
Jan 01, 2011

I really love books by Meg Cabot. This book is very interesting, as with the series. It's like entering into Mia's thoughs and seeing everything happening in her mind. This book has almost everything — problems, love, stress, excitement ♥

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emmalovesbooks
Apr 01, 2010

Congratulations to Meg Cabot, for not only writing a ten book series, but an amazing one at that! Mia is such a realistic character! Mia has her faults but you still love her. When Mia has her Big Breakup, it is sort of her fault, but you can see her side. Also, this series is hilarious! I recommend it to anybody an everybody!!!

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emmalovesbooks
Apr 01, 2010

Congratulations to Meg Cabot, for not only writing a ten book series, but an amazing one at that! Mia is such a realistic character! Mia has her faults but you still love her. When Mia has her Big Breakup, it is sort of her fault, but you can see her side. Also, this series is hilarious! I recommend it to anybody an everybody!!!

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sarahbru17 Aug 03, 2017

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Aug 07, 2016

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crazycoolbff
Oct 29, 2013

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mbssmith
Oct 19, 2012

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emmalovesbooks
Apr 01, 2010

emmalovesbooks thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Jun 29, 2009

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crazycoolbff
Oct 29, 2013

No one ever said being a princess was going to be easy.

Just when Mia thought she had the whole princess thing under control, things get out of hand, fast. First there's the unexpected announcement from her mother. Then Grandmere arranges a national primetime interview for the brand-new crown princess of Genovia. On top of that, intriguing, exasperating letters from a secret admirer begin to arrive.
Before she even has the chance to wonder who those letters are from, Mia is swept up in a whirlwind of royal intrigue the likes of which hasn't been seen since volume 1 of The Princess Diaries.

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crazycoolbff
Oct 29, 2013

Monday,October 20, 11 pm.
Since I found out my destiny to rule a small European principality someday, I have been trying really hard to understand Algebra, as I know I will need it to balance the budget of Genovia, and all. So I have been attending review sessions every day after school, and during Gifted and Talented, Michael has been helping me a little, too.
It's very hard to pay attention when Michael tutors me. This is because he smells really, really good.
How can i think about negative slopes when this guy I've had a major crush on since, oh, I don't know-forever practically, is sitting there right next to me,smelling like soap and sometimes brushing my knee with his?

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