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The Compulsive Reader: Forever Princess: Princess Diaries Vol. X by Meg Cabot

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Forever Princess: Princess Diaries Vol. X by Meg Cabot

A bittersweet and satisfying end...

It's been nearly two years since Princess Mia declared Genovia a democracy, and in that time she's been very busy—too busy to write in her journal. She's had her senior project to work on, her father's campaign for prime minister to worry about, princess lessons to take, and her senior year to finish. But now, just a week before her graduation, Mia's facing some issues. She's been telling a lot lies still, and they're threatening to blow up in her face. Michael has returned from Japan, making for many awkward situations. And her biggest secret of all? Ransom My Heart, her four hundred page senior project—that's actually a romance novel. It's going to be a hectic week for Genovia's princess...


Forever Princess, the final book in the Princess Diaries series, is full of the same smart, independent, and fiercely passionate princess we've all known and loved, but with a bit more maturity and wisdom that has been a long time in coming. The fairy tale elements of the series that have sucked countless girls in are ever present in Forever Princess—the ball gowns and parties, hi-tech gadgets and name dropping to name a few. Throughout it all, Mia is kept down to earth by her flaws and outbursts and true-to-life emotions that readers can identify with. One of the main conflicts of the story is Mia's love life, and readers will root for her as she discovers what it means to truly be in a healthy and happy relationship, and fights for what she wants. Themes of courage, independence, and standing up for yourself are also evident, and Cabot presents them in a convincing style as Mia struggles with the decisions she must make, and her journey through high school and all of her experiences culminate, giving us a Mia who is strong and sure of herself. With a satisfying, optimistic, romantic, and slightly cheesy conclusion fit for a princess, Cabot ensures that Mia goes out with a bang.

8 comments:

Okie said...

Wow...I had no idea the Princess Diaries series had as many books in it as it does. Crazy cool.

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I liked how Mia and friends matured throughout the series and thought it was a great ending to the series.

Staci said...

I've got to make sure I order this book for my library. I just got Princess Mia!!

Em said...

Ohh, I'm excited to read this one! Did you read RANSOM MY HEART, too? I'm curious about that one. Being Meg Cabot, I'm sure it's great, too. :)

Holly said...

I can't wait to read this one! I've been reading the series since they first came out. I can't wait to see how it ends. Lucky you!

Michelle said...

This is my first book finished in the New Year! I loved it, great way to end the series. Now I need to get my hands on a copy of Ransom My HEart!

Anonymous said...

Hi guys!Please tell me how it ends!!
Will Mia end up with Michael or with JP????I wish she ends up with Michael!!!!
My e-mail is maria29590@in.gr
Please, I'm begging....

Michelle said...

You've just been mentioned on Meg Cabot's blog!! I'm so jealous!