FREE BOOK ♫ Forever Princess ♹

During the release of almost every book in the series, I ve been the same age as Mia, so I could almost always relate to what was going on But this book in particular made me feel like I failed as a 17 18 year old Looks like the whole royal heir to the throne of Genovia thing got to Mia s head she might as well be Lana Weinberger Could be that I am too old to read these now but no longer is she the lovable nerd that drew me into the first 6 or so books This series amused me during my dark days of high school, but I felt as if now it turned around and stabbed me in the back I realise that obviously this isn t going to apply to everyone but this is my un impartial review, not yours At times, this book was as antagonising to read as Twilight She s not 13 any, she shouldn t be worrying about petty little things, or acting as if she is the saviour of the environment and animals just because she is a princess, when in fact she s as careless as every other person It annoyed me so much I am glad this is the final book.SPOILERAm I the only one who found that Mia s sleeping with Michael hadto do with the fact she kept whining about being the last virgin in her class, than that she still loved him and he happened to be around Maybe I m just bitter because the whole thing reopened wounds for me, but I just hated this ending.To conclude, I want to erase this book from my mental repertoire as soon as I can. My review, in numbered format 1 I still don t like Lilly very much.2 Tina and Lana are awesome.3 Mia is an idiot although a lovable one 4 Meg Cabot did not need 383 pages to tell this story.5 Grandmere is hilarious.6 Meg Cabot should have resisted the urges to include the pop culture references, for they will be sadly dated very soon.7 The twist with Mia s dad at the end is priceless.8 Michael is awesome, as is his final text message. FREE BOOK ♉ Forever Princess ☨ What S A Princess To Do It S Mia S Senior Year, And Things Seem Great She Aced Her Senior Project, Got Accepted To Her Dream College S , And Has Her Birthday Gala Coming Up Not To Mention Prom, Graduation, And Genovia S First Ever ElectionsWhat S Not To Love About Her Life WellHer Senior Project It S A Romance Novel She Secretly Wrote, And No One Wants To Publish ItPrince Phillipe S Campaign In The Genovian Elections Isn T Going Well, Thanks To Her Totally Loathsome Cousin Rene, Who Decided To Run Against HimHer Boyfriend, JP Is So Sweet And Seemingly Perfect But Is He The One And Her First Love, Michael, Is Back From Japan And Back In Her LifeWith Genovia S And Her Own Future Hanging In The Balance, Mia S Got Some Decisions To Make Which College Which Guy How Can She Choose Especially When What She Decides Might Determine Not Just The Next Four Years, But Forever SPOILERS BELOWPre Review Warning This review is not intended to be any sort of formal review It is a reflection of my thoughts immediately after reading this book, and therefore, there will be caps locking and excessive exclamation marks Adjust your mood accordingly.Oh, I went into reading this with cynicism Grandmere or Louie were going to die There was no WAY Mia would come out of this with a boyfriend I was highly supporting the idea that she d end up self actualized , realizing she didn t need a guy to be awesome Idid not see this ending well But, as has happened quite a bit lately, I fell in love Maybe it s because of personal issues I m going through senior year, the same crazy college rush Mia s going through, with some similar personal problems as well I really don t know But this book reminded me once and for all why I read YA, and why I am proud to call myself a Princess Diaries fan why I am proud to scoff at those who laugh and say it s all cliche Screw them They don t know a good book, obviously They don t know a book that relates to the readers, that attracts millions of girls and tells them hey, go out there and do your OWN thing They d rather be reading the classics , the ones that will have no immediate impact on their lives Hm Sucks to be them The book started out slow Mia was with J.P and the person she had become was not a very great one Slowly but surely as Michael re enters the picture, the book picks up the momentum found way back in the very first volume that launched this epic story, and Meg Cabot does not lose momentum Everything endsperfectly It s not a perfect happily ever after J.P is probably not too happy at that moment , butwell, yeah, it really is It s the most genuine, realistic happily ever after Meg Cabot could give her characters, and boy did she deliver Did the woman channel Barack Obama on that last page or what Give her a hand Good luck, Mia, we ll see you another day.Rating I only wish I could go higher than a 5 5. First of all, I would like to say that the author bragged the story too much Well, there is no need of that.After 18 years of time finally, Mia came to her senses and knew that her soulmate was Micheal, not JP And her best friend Lilly should have told Mia about JP, but then the story would not flow like this And the other thing is that the author had to write 10 books to let Mia and Micheal get back together Only one book is left to finish the series. For the first time in what feels like an incredibly long while, I finished a book in less than a day I stayed up until past 2 am reading this And really, Mia does not disappoint with her last She could frustrate you, but in a way that s kind of amusing And, I can t explain why, but I found myself crying at some points Or at least getting teary eyed I could relate to some of her experiences.The major reason why I m giving this book a five is because, in all honesty, it s been a while since I ve found myself completely immersed in what I m reading. I ve been reading the Princess Diaries series since 2001, when the film was released The only reason I read them was because I was a royal watcher, and of course, was thrilled that there was a book series featuring a princess living in modern times I would have stopped reading the books long ago if it weren t for my strange desire to see it all the way through, wanting to know how it would end for all the characters.I m not going to critique the actual writing, because while I like to write and all, I am hardly a literary expert Instead, I will simply state all the things I disliked about the final volume.The previous installment, Princess Mia, saw some major changes for the main character She broke up with her boyfriend, started eating meat, actually grew breasts due to the resulting weight gain, became estranged from her best friend, and started being friends with the girl who had tormented her from the very beginning of the series Character growth is important, but as I started Forever Princess, I noticed how muchshallow she was becoming First off was the comment about how not wearing trendy clothes indicated that a person didn t care about themselves On page 39 hardcover edition , she states the following If you let yourself go not washing your hair, wearing the same clothes you slept in all day or clothes that don t fit or are out of style that says I do not care about myself And you shouldn t care about me either I agree with most of that statement except for this crucial part or are out of style So basically a person could wash their hair regularly, wear cleaned, ironed clothes that fit but just happen to be out of style like acid washed jeans, for example you shouldn t care about someone That s an indication that a person doesn t care about themselves That is a ridiculous notion and is but one example of how this character has changed for the worse I usually refer to it as selling out because at this point she sounds like a slightlysocially conscious version of Lana, her former nemesis who hasn t really changed much, other than being friends with Mia.Another thing that bugged me was the treatment of her friends, such as bringing an iPod to Boris s concert So what if she s heard his repertoire a zillion times doing something like that is just flat out rude A real friend wouldn t do that a real friend would endure it just to provide support on such a crucial night.The whole lying thing is a contrived character flaw that is just really annoying I guess it s because everything is so obvious to the reader, and you have to just suffer through the book, waiting if she ll ever freaking GET IT such as the other thing , which is basically the fact that she s not sexually attracted to JP After reading excerpts online back in 2008 I was hoping it would have been somethingscandalous than that.Which brings me to the subject of JP In the previous books Party Princess, Princess on the Brink and Princess Mia he seemed like a decent guy who had a crush on Mia, willing to do anything to get with her Nothing in those books indicated that he was the kind of person to do the things he did in Forever Princess basing his play on their relationship, and calling the paparazzi on her, among other things , except for the thing at the beginning of Princess Mia Still, making JP into the villain so she could dump him for Michael was just weak It would have beenexciting if she simply had to admit that she didn t like him, break it to him, and then decide to sort out her relationship with Michael Making JP into the villain only offered an easy way out for her.Besides, when all that stuff went down regarding JP s relationship with Lilly, I didn t feel much sympathy for Mia Here she is, in a relationship with this guy for nearly two years, and she s not only completely not attracted to him, she doesn t even really like him that much She strings him along for nearly two years because she can t handle being alone Then, when Michael finally arrives back on the scene, she ends up making out with him during some carriage ride, out in public, while still dating JP So she s hardly as innocent as she or rather Meg would like us to believe Further, she never tells JP that she never really loved him in the first place If she was so hell bent on punishing him for what he did to Lilly, she should have told him that she was never in love with him to begin with.As for her getting back with Michael.this is probably going to get me a lot of flames and such, but I just thought it was pathetic how she immediately jumped into bed with him 1 after he had only been in town for less than a month, and 2 had broken up with her boyfriend of nearly two years just hours before she left the prom for Michael s loft.So at the end of this series, the socially conscious misfit we knew and loved has become a shallow A crowder who can t live without a guy in her life The 14 year old Mia would have seen the 18 year old is that how old she is Mia as yet another Lana wannabe I am glad that she and Lilly make up at the end the reason for Lilly being so upset was a complete letdown and after all that build up on the forums and all it was so obvious that she was upset over Mia getting with JP.Oh, and as a royal watcher, the whole Genovian election thing was completely absurd The monarch of any constitutional monarchy would not run for officeyeah, they d be ceremonial figureheads, but they wouldn t need to be elected obviously and would only have limited powers It might be unfair that a monarch can t be prime minister for example, but they re supposed to be non partisan leaders of their countries, representing everyone without the political baggage that comes with an elected head of state I dunno, maybe that s too complicated for teenagers or something, although I would think that it isn t.I was so very disappointed in this last book because I absolutely loved the first three I loved the whole premise of an ordinary girl becoming a princess Well, I am glad that she at least realized her dream to be a published writer before she turned 18 or 25 I can t remember which, but in this book she mentioned 18 and in a previous one she mentioned wanting to write a book before she was 25 or something. The last book in the bestselling Princess Diaries series It was sad to see Mia go, but we had some good times together I was there when she thought she liked Josh Ritcher I was there when Grandmere stayed at the loft and I was there when Michael pledged his undying love to Mia Okay, maybe that was a little egsagerated But he did write a poem for her to say he loved her I m really going to miss Mia, and it s hard to say farwell And it s also sad, because noMICHAEL MOSCOVITZ I love him, and have always loved him He is the fictional character that sets my heart on fire, and makes my swoon Although I said I m sad to say goodbye, I truly believe Meg Cabot has ended the series with a lovely happily ever after.. Feeling ALL the feels All of them Michael Moscovitz forever and ever. I CANT EVEN DEAL RIGHT NOW