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PRINCESS IN PINK: THE PRINCESS DIARIES, VOLUME V
by Meg Cabot

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Young Adult

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It's safe to say that we're all now
familiar with Cabot's hugely successful Princess Diaries series. We all love Mia, reluctant princess of Genovia and geek student at Albert Einstein High School, but has Mia overstayed her welcome
with the fifth volume in the series?

Not with one of the spunkiest writers
in YA fiction behind the wheel. PRINCESS IN PINK is totally addictive.

Nearing the end of her freshman year, Mia is hoping, praying and all but pleading to go to the senior prom with senior boyfriend Michael. She spends most of the book obsessing over this, but not in the whiny sort of way she did in her last diary. Mia celebrates her 15th birthday almost without a hitch, yearns to become self-actualized and deals with troubles with best friend, Lilly. Oh, and someone
in Mia's family single-handedly brings
the city of New York to a standstill.

This is the kind of book you'll be reading deep into the night, totally unable to put it down. Cabot has mastered the art of rhythm in her writing. The words flow effortlessly, as if she just happens to spit out perfect sentences. This book is huge fun, and not one any Cabot— or Mia— fan should miss. (Mar., 256 pp., $15.99)

Reviewed By: Taylor Morris

Publisher: HarperCollins

Published: March 2004

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