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Princess in Training: The Princess Diaries, Volume VI

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Princess in Training: The Princess Diaries, Volume VI

Mia begins her sophomore year dreading high school life without Michael. After she helps him move into his dorm at Columbia, she finds herself busier than ever between Princess lessons, trying to understand geometry, taking care of baby brother Rocky, and now --- thanks to Lilly --- running for Student Council President. And that just covers the first day of school.

Soon, other worries enter her sphere. She wonders if Michael will expect her to be intimate with him now that he is in college. She is now running against Miss Popularity herself, Lana, for President. Her efforts to save some of Genovia's waters have resulted in strained international relations. Lilly is her campaign manager and teams up with Mia's Grandmere. And her new English teacher wants her to write about something more serious than popular culture.

The "Princess Diaries" series is as funny as ever, and Mia proves once again that running a country will be easy for her after surviving high school. While there is a lot of fantasy here, Mia remains in many ways a normal teenager with boy, family, school, and confidence issues. Readers will enjoy watching her start to grow up and deal with these matters.

Meg Cabot keeps enough surprises coming to retain freshness for the many devoted fans of this series. Obviously, through Mia's reactions to the critical English teacher, Cabot is trying to fight back at some reviewers who may think she writes fluff, but she is preaching to the choir here with points about the value of entertaining reads.

Reviewed by Amy Alessio on April 1, 2005

Princess in Training: The Princess Diaries, Volume VI
by Meg Cabot

  • Publication Date: April 1, 2005
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
  • ISBN-10: 0060096136
  • ISBN-13: 9780060096137