Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Enchanting Review: Forever Princess

Contemporary Young Adult
ISBN# 978-0-06-132292-3
416 Pages
Hardcover--Available January 6, 2009

Rating: 4.5 Enchantments

In the tenth and final book in the Princess Diaries series, FOREVER PRINCESS fast forwards two years from the end of the last book. To catch you up, Mia and J.P. are a (seemingly) happy couple; Michael’s been busy in Japan, but he and Mia have been emailing occasionally and she still isn’t friends with Lily. But everything is about to change as the end of Mia’s senior year quickly approaches, as well as her eighteenth birthday and the fact she suddenly has to make a choice about which college she’ll end up going to. And in the biggest surprise event of all—Michael returns unexpectedly. Yep, her ex who she really isn’t a hundred percent over despite being happy with boyfriend J.P. is back in good old NYC and is happy to see her. Mia just isn’t so sure she’s as happy to see him.

In the midst of all this chaos, good old Dr. Knutz thinks Mia can make her life so much more simpler by just telling the truth, which honestly, is so much easier said than done. For example, she got in to every college she applied to, but she told everyone she didn’t. Why would she want to upset her friends who didn’t get into their first choice when she did?

FOREVER PRINCESS has quickly become one of my favorite books in the series. Mia’s struggling with a lot and even more when she finds out Michael’s back in town. I loved the scene where Mia finds herself pulled back to the press room by none other than Lily to say hello to him and then when she lies and tells him she was there to cover the event for the school paper, he offers to go out for coffee with her to do an interview, which leads to probably my favorite scene in the entire book. I have to say I was surprised by some of the revelations that pop up in the book about a certain person in Mia’s life, although its probably easy to see coming the deeper you get in FOREVER PRINCESS. But I loved the way things turn out for our favorite Princess of Genovia. Fans of the series will love the way Ms. Cabot wraps things up in this highly entertaining and pure fun read.

To celebrate the release of FOREVER PRINCESS, tiaras designed by Meg Cabot, fellow YA authors Sarah Dessen and Judy Blume and celebrities and designers such as Lauren Conrad, Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger, Bobbi Brown and Austin Scarlett from Project Runway, are being auctioned off to benefit the New York Public Library, Tiara Proceeds to Help Fund Tutoring & Book Groups for New York City’s Teens. The tiaras will be auctioned online at cMarket -- -- from January 1-31 with all proceeds to benefit programs for teens at The New York Public Library’s 87 branches.

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