She’s just a New York City girl living with her artist mom…
NEWS FLASH: Dad is prince of Genovia. (So that’s why a limo meets her at the airport!)
DOWNER: Dad can’t have any more kids. (So there’s no heir to the throne.)
SHOCK OF THE CENTURY: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material.
THE WORST PART: Mia must take princess lessons from her dreaded grandmère, the dowager princess of Genovia, who thinks Mia has a thing or two to learn before she steps up to the throne.
Well, her father can lecture her until he’s royal–blue in the face about her princessly duty—no way is she moving to Genovia and leaving Manhattan behind.
But what’s a girl to do when her name is PRINCESS AMELIA MIGNONETTE GRIMALDI THERMOPOLIS RENALDO?
Just when Mia thought she had the whole Princess thing under control.
Things get out of hand, fast:
Since Mia’s the brand-new crown princess of Genovia, indomitable dowager princess Grandm�re arranges a national primetime interview for her. With just a few innocent remarks, Mia manages to enrage her best friend Lilly, practically get one of her teachers fired, and alienate the entire country of Genovia. (Population 30,000, but still!)
There’s the havoc of the interview’s aftermath and her dreaded princess lessons at the Plaza. Plus an unexpected announcement from her mother, and intriguing, exasperating letters from a secret admirer. Mia is swept up in a whirlwind of royal intrigue the likes of which hasn’t been seen since volume I of The Princess Diaries.
What’s an heir to the royal throne to do? But what’s a girl to do when her name is PRINCESS AMELIA MIGNONETTE GRIMALDI THERMOPOLIS RENALDO?
Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo may seem the luckiest girl ever.
She’s a princess, for starters. She also lives in New York City. And while she’s no supermodel, mirrors do not crack at her reflection. Best of all, she finally has a boyfriend.
The truth is, however, that Mia spends all her time doing one of three things: preparing for her nervewracking entr�e into Genovian society under the slave-driving but elegant Grandm�re, slogging through congestion unique to Manhattan in December, and avoiding further smooches from her hapless boyfriend Kenny.
All she wants is a little peace and quiet. and a certain someone else to be her boyfriend. For Mia, being a princess in love is not the fairy-tale it’s supposed to be. or is it?
Never before has the world seen such a princess.
Nor have her own subjects, for that matter. Mia’s royal introduction to Genovia has mixed results: while her fashion sense is widely applauded, her position on the installation of public parking meters is met with resistance.
But the politics of bureaucracy are nothing next to Mia’s real troubles. Between canceled dates with her long—sought—after royal consort, a second semester of the dreaded Algebra, more princess lessons from Grandmère as a result of the Genovian parking—meter thing, and the inability to stop gnawing on her fingernails, isn’t there anything Mia is good at besides inheriting an unwanted royal title?
What on earth is that princess up to now?
Most princesses would prefer to spend their spring breaks in Gstaad, or some other equally unpronounceable European hot spot.
Not this one, though. Hammer in hand, Princess Mia embarks on an epic adventure for one so admittedly unhandy: along with her cohorts from school, she’s off to build houses for the less fortunate. It doesn’t take Mia long to realize that helping others—while an unimpeachably noble pastime—is very hard work. Will her giving spirit prevail? Will the house collapse due to royally clumsy construction? And most importantly, will Michael stop working long enough to kiss her?
Even princesses have dreams.
Things are looking up for Mia: She’s the newest staffer on the school paper, and her miraculous completion of freshman Algebra is just around the corner. Plus she’s about to get a new baby brother or sister. Could things possibly get any better?
But in her heart of hearts, Mia has one wish: an evening spent with Michael in a tux and a corsage on her wrist-in other words, the PROM. Michael, however, does not seem to share the dream that is the prom. Worse still, a service workers strike (with Grandm�re and Lilly at the heart of it and on opposite sides) threatens the very existence of this year’s prom.
Will the strike end in time? Can Michael be dissuaded from his anti-prom views? Most importantly, will Mia get to wear her pink prom dress?
Princess for president!
Student body president, that is. It’s all the fault of Princess Mia’s power-mad best friend and campaign manager, Lilly, who nominates her in the first place. This is not how Mia imagined kicking off her sophomore year, even if Grandm�re thinks ruling her high school makes good practice for ruling Genovia someday.
As usual, Mia has bigger problems to worry about, though. Sophomore geometry appears to be just as hard as freshman algebra, and a shocking B on her first English assignment has Mia reeling. And with Michael, her one true love, uptown at college, what is the point of even getting up for school in the morning? The last straw is what Lana whispers to her on the lunch line about what college boys expect of their girlfriends.
Really, it’s almost more than a princess in training can bear.
Mia would give all the jewels in Genovia for the perfect present.
Every year, Princess Mia spends the holidays in Genovia with Grandm�re. This year, she’s looking forward to the most perfect Christmas ever: her boyfriend, Michael, and her best friend, Lilly, are coming to Genovia, too. But even a princess’s plans can go awry. Lilly has a lot to learn about palace protocol, and with all the state holiday functions Mia must attend, there’s no time to linger under the mistletoe with Michael. Worst of all, Mia hasn’t been able to find him the perfect gift.
Can Mia stop her (bah-hum)bugging long enough to see that the perfect present has nothing to do with international express courier-and everything to do with real love? (Though some shiny silver ribbon never hurts.).
Princesses just want to have fun.
This spring, Mia’s determined to have a good time, despite the fact that the student government over which she presides is suddenly broke. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) Grandm�re has an elaborate scheme to simultaneously raise money, catapult Mia to theatrical fame, and link her romantically with an eligible teen bachelor not her boyfriend. It’s no wonder that Michael, the love of her life, seems to think she’s a psycho, or worse: not much fun.
Is it possible that Mia, soon-to-be star of the stage, president of the student body and future ruler of Genovia, doesn’t know how to party?
Sixteen is the magic number.
Mia doesn’t always have the best luck with parties, so even though it’s her sweet sixteenth, she doesn’t want a birthday bash. As usual, Grandmère has other ideas, and thinks a reality TV special is just the thing in order to celebrate royally. The whole scheme smacks of Lilly’s doing—Lilly whose own TV show is still only limited to local cable viewers. Will Mia be able to stop Grandmère’s plan? Will her friends ever forgive her if she does stop it, since it involves all of them taking the royal jet to Genovia for an extravaganza the likes of which would turn even Paris Hilton green with envy? Why can’t Mia get what she really wants: an evening alone with Michael?
With a little luck, this sweet sixteen princess might just get her wish—a birthday that’s royally romantic.
Valentine’s Day means flowers, chocolates, and all-out romance.
That is, it usually means those things. But when you’re Princess Mia, nothing happens the way it’s supposed to. For one thing, Grandm�re seems determined to prove that boy (or Michael, as he is commonly known) isn’t the right one for the crown princess of Genovia. And Mia isn’t having much luck proving otherwise, since Michael has a history of being decidedly against any kind of exploitative commercialization (Valentine’s Day, as it is commonly known).
Boris can declare his love openly to Lilly, and even Kenny comes through with a paltry Whitman’s Sampler. So why can’t Michael give in to Cupid and tell Mia he loves her-preferably with something wrapped in red or pink and accompanied by roses-in time to prove he’s Mia’s true prince?
In the eighth Princess Diaries novel, Princess Mia finds herself facing some very difficult problems. She’s a junior now, and even though she survived freshman Algebra and sophomore Geometry, there’s no guarantee she’ll make it through Precalculus. On top of all the mathematical strife, her beloved boyfriend, Michael, is leaving for Japan for a year. Precalc has nothing on preparing for the worst separation ever!
From The New York Post:
Is it splitsville for New York’s own Princess Mia Thermopolis (of Genovia) and her longtime boyfriend Columbia University student-and commoner–Michael Moscovitz?
If so, her Royal Highness doesn’t appear to be pining for her onetime love-or wasting any time getting back into the dating scene. Her former beau has already been replaced by a mystery man who accompanied the young royal to a performance of the long-running Broadway show Beauty and the Beast Friday evening. Undisclosed sources say that the young man is none other than John Paul Reynolds-Abernathy IV, son of the wealthy theater promoter and producer John Paul Reynolds-Abernathy III.
A fellow theater patron who observed the young couple in their private box asserted, “They certainly seemed cozy up there,” while another stated, “They make a very attractive couple. They’re both so tall and blonde.”
When asked for a statement, a Genovian Palace spokesman has said, “We do not comment on the Princess’s personal life.”
Extra, extra, read all about it: Princess Mia of Genovia is single at last!
Mia Thermopolis has hit a new all-time low: Her best friend isn’t speaking to her. Her grandmother’s counting on her to get her into the world’s most exclusive women’s society. Someone is posting horrible things about her on www.ihatemiathermopolis.com. And, oh yeah: Her longtime boyfriend has just dumped her.
But despite what the New York press seems to believe, this princess has more on her mind than recruiting a new Prince Charming, including finally snagging some self-actualization for herself, and–thanks to Grandmere–solving a four-hundred-year-old royal mystery that’s about to set Mia on a one-woman mission that could bring BIG changes to the little principality of Genovia.
But is Mia really ready to get rid of her tiara…especially if it means destroying a dynasty? Read the ninth–and next to last–installment of the Princess Diaries series to find out for yourself!
Mia’s always been ready to be rid of her tiara�
But is Manhattan ready to be rid its favorite royal?
What’s not to love about her life? Well�
With not just Genovia’s, but her own, future hanging in the balance, Mia’s got some choices to make�which college, which guy�? How can she know what the right decision is, especially when what she decides might determine not just the next four years, but…
Yes! Finally! Just what you’ve been waiting for!
This book has it all:
By following the invaluable advice of Mia and her very special guest authors (including best friend and urban guerrilla Lilly Moscovitz; Grandm�re, the dowager princess of Genovia; Manhattan beauty expert Paolo; Italian fashion specialist Sebastiano Grimaldi; and Tina Hakim Baba, resident high school romance specialist), you will be well prepared for the day you finally ascend the throne . . . or at the very least, you’ll know the difference between a fish fork and a salad fork.
Do you know…
Princess Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo of Genovia (aka Mia) and subjects look to the world’s princesses for the answers to these burning questions and more. Big and small, old and new, real and imaginary—all kinds of princesses exhibit perfection in their own way. Don’t delay: Find out what made this royal roster rule, and begin your own reign!
A princess always knows how to celebrate the holidays. There’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Chinese New Year, Saturnalia … to name just a few.
Then there’s gift-giving, the royal Genovian Fabergé advent calendar, hot chocolate with marshmallows—oh, and all those fabulous holiday movies.
How will YOU celebrate this holiday season? Mia and her subjects have a few ideas.