Monday, March 17, 2008

Enchanting Review: Princess Mia

Contemporary YA
ISBN 978-0-06-072461-0
274 pages
Hardcover - Available Now

Rating: 4 Enchantments

Mia has a lot to deal with: her break up with Michael, the sudden silent treatment from her best friend Lilly, not to mention the continuing Princess Lessons. But now because of her depression over the break-up—doesn’t everyone just want to spend a week in bed?—Mia’s forced to go see a psychologist. And not just any psychologist either, Dr. Knutz (aptly named!) is supposed to be one of the best in the country, but the guy is beyond kooky!

And in the midst of all of this, Mia’s agreed to give a speech in front of several thousand of the top businesswomen in New York and stumbles onto a long lost family diary that could have serious repercussions, depending on what Mia decides to do with it.

In PRINCESS MIA, the ninth book of the Princess Diaries series, Mia’s growing up, in more ways than one. She’s grown another inch and weirdly enough, she’s also gained a bit of weight, which translated, means she’s now got boobs, which means she needs an entirely new wardrobe. Her grand-mère is thrilled! Now Mia can carry off a strapless gown. But Mia’s got real problems. Like her depression over the split with Michael, the fact that JP seems to be everywhere and Tina keeps saying he’s in love with her. As if right? But stranger things have happened.

My favorite scene is when Mia’s father has finally had enough of her week long stint of staying in bed and hiding out from all those who care about her, and carries her—Hello Kitty pajamas and all—into Dr. Knutz’s office, a psychologist who Mia thinks more than lives up to his name. The whole scene truly made me laugh out loud. One of the best in the whole series.

With a few shocking surprises in store, PRINCESS MIA won’t disappoint fans of this wonderful series. Another terrific read by Ms. Cabot.

YA Director
Enchanting Reviews
February 2008

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