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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 no heir to the throne.)Shock of the Century: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material.Mia must take princess lessons from her dreaded grandmére, the dowager princess ofShe'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 no heir to the throne.)Shock of the Century: Like it or not, Mia Thermopolis is prime princess material.Mia must take princess lessons from her dreaded grandmére, 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?...

Title : Princess in the Spotlight
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ISBN : 9780061971969
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Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Princess in the Spotlight Reviews

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2019-04-06 09:36


  • Jessica (priceiswong)
    2019-03-21 11:55

    4.5 stars *rereadThese books FLY by.. I JUST started this book and I feel like I haven't spent hardly any time reading it! While I still loved this book, I don't think it's AS good as the first, and I think it's closer to 4.5 stars.Mia finally starts having to do more public Princess things like her big interview (man could you IMAGINE? I would have passed out probably..). In the first book she goes through a huge change finding out about being a princess.. this book has some really big changes too. More with her mom and (sort of) love life though!Definitely a fun book and I'm looking forward to rereading the next one!(view spoiler)[ One thing that I noticed this time rereading the books, is how quickly Mia moves on from Josh to Michael. Mia NOTICES Lily's bother in the first book, but she wasn't in love with him or anything. Her focus was completely on Josh. While I'm really happy that she was able to move on so quickly after she realized how much of a tool Josh really is, I'm still not sure it's that believable. Most 14 year olds would probably dwell at least a LITTLE bit about their old crush.. I mean she still sees Josh at school and stuff. Then again, Mia is 14 and we know how crushes go at that age I guess...I remember the first time reading this I TOTALLY thought that Jo-C-Rox was Michael, just like Mia hoped. Now of course, when Mia started getting the letters and instant messages I knew it was Kenny.. It was actually a little obvious. I don't know how I didn't see it the first time. Mia doesn't even talk about that many other guys other than Josh, Michael, Kenny, and Boris.. And we know that Boris really likes Lily.. So ya. I remember how awkward everything is for Mia coming up soon so I'm not really looking forward to the next book as much. haha Kenny is just an awkward dude..I'm so excited for Mia to have a little half brother or sister! I'm also glad that she seems to finally be over her mom dating her Algebra teacher. I'm also proud of Mia's dad for helping out Mia's mom and Mr. Gianini. Of course Mia's Grandma was SUPER mad.. but she should have listened..I feel bad for Michael. The way he reacted to seeing Kenny put his arm around Mia.. It's clear he at least likes her a LITTLE. Plus, inviting her out with the group on Halloween and saying she looks nice and everything..(hide spoiler)]

  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    2019-04-15 11:48

    I simply adore these books. This one was equally as adorable as the first and I'm excited to get to the next one! I love Mia because she feels authentic to me - confused, unassuming and of course surprisingly intuitive. I really like how adults are portrayed in this series. They are in extraordinary circumstances but they are very real and flawed. I really can't say anything bad. Loved it all around! :)

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    2019-04-12 09:54

    Reread on 4/29/15: I adore this series. All the 2001 pop culture references were pure gold. Can't wait to reread all the rest of the books as well!

  • Mayra Sigwalt
    2019-03-30 06:54

    A Mia continua sendo uma personagem maravilhosa e tô amando acompanhá-la novamente! O proximo livro da série eu nunca li, então daqui pra frente só surpresas. Tô super empolgada!

  • Asha
    2019-03-29 09:42

    I still am not behind Mia and Lilly's friendship 100%. Also, I never realized how short a span these books cover. This one takes place only a month after Mia learns she's a princess. And she is still bemoaning her flat chestedness and height of 5'9. Come on, kiddo. It'll be okay.

  • Sophie
    2019-04-16 11:42

    Wow, every time I re-read a Princess Diaries book, I just fall more and more in love with Mia. In A Royal Disaster, Mia has now come to terms with the fact that she is the sole heir to the Genovian throne, and is having daily princess lessons with her Grandmere to prepare for the upcoming visit to Genovia in December. She's also come to terms with her mother dating her algebra teacher, Mr Gianini. However, her mother being pregnant, and engaged, is a whole other thing entirely. On top of all this. Grandmere is forcing Mia to do a TV interview, during which Mia spills the beans on the whole Mr G and her mam situation. Next thing we know, there's a royal wedding being planned for Helen and Mr G, and Mia feels guilty for it all.As with The Princess Diaries, family is really important in A Royal Disaster. Mia and Helen are as close as ever, and I love seeing Mr G become a part of their family. Grandmere is still Grandmere, but we know she's sort of doing everything because she cares about Mia, sort of. Philippe is still scared of his mother, and chasing every woman in sight, but he steps up in this book. When Helen and Mr G want to stop the wedding from becoming an absolute farce, Philippe tries his best to stop his mother going crazy - try being the optimum word. Mia's interactions with all of her family members, including her maternal grandparents who've flown in for the wedding, were lovely to see. You can always tell that family is important to Mia, and that she wants to be able to please them all, even if that bothers her at times - like with the TV interview.Family is not the only thing happening here, though. Mia is also crushing on her best friend Lilly's brother, Michael, and can not stop thinking about him. When she starts to get letters and IMs from a mysterious JoCrox, she thinks it might be him, and that makes the crush even harder to ignore. Honestly, I couldn't remember who JoCrox was from reading the books all those years ago, and even I was wishing it was Michael. When it was revealed, I remembered just before then, and I can now start to remember some of the events from subsequent books. I can't wait to dive into Princess in the Middle right now!The Princess Diaries series is just one of those series that you can't help but love. From reading the books more than 10 years ago til now, I fall even more in love with Mia. She is just one of those protagonists that you want to be real so much, and want to be best friends with. She is loyal and loving, and each book with her in is just wonderfully funny, and witty, and just plain cute. I'm completely overjoyed that these books have been re-released for the 15th anniversary of the series, and wish that a new generation of readers fall in love with Princess Mia!

  • Skinnerbox
    2019-04-19 05:41

    This i very interesting book. I realy love M.C. books. I think she's very, very clever and modern. I realy like that Mia is a feminist;)I luve Princess Diaries;)

  • Kristina
    2019-04-13 03:51

    I simply adore this series <3 I would love to have Mia as a friend ^^

  • Nasty Lady MJ
    2019-04-06 10:43

    To see full binge review of books 1-3 click here.This is weird. I’d almost classify Princess in the Spotlight as a bridge book, but it’s not. There are some important things that happen in this book that make its existence needed.Mainly, the fact that Mia’s mom gets knocked up and ends up marrying Mr. G (it’s not that much of a spoiler since Mia’s mom is puking in the first couple of pages of the book and we all know that Mr. G is going to do the honorable thing…).What is also interesting about this particular plot, is reading and reflecting upon it now makes me realize how Grandmere-zilla Grandmere is going to be at Mia’s wedding.I wonder if Vigo will make an appearance.And if she’ll want John Tesh to provide the music again.For Mia’s sake I hope she has gotten over her fear of drinking foreign water and elopes…Digressing aside, I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would. While I did initially enjoy it (a lot), when I was planning the reread, I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it as much.I was wrong.That being said, Princess in the Spotlight wasn’t a perfect book. There were some things I just wanted to shake Mia for.Mainly, her love life.It was very obvious Kenny was the one behind the secret notes, but once again I think this is an age thing more than anything else.Some of the jokes in this installment have also gone a little stale with the passage of time-but that’s a given for about every book in the series.A good reflection point,I think, in this book is Lilly and Boris’s relationship. It’s obvious that they are having problems at this point and this is only book two? They’re together I think until at least book five. It’s sad I sort of rooted in a weirdo way for Lilly and Hank. I can’t remember if we ever see him again…I want to say yes, but I think it was just a brief cameo.Anyway, this one’s a lot of fun but not as pitch perfect as the original.

  • Emily (Obsessed Reader)
    2019-03-30 09:28

    This was so much fun, as expected :)

  • Cande
    2019-04-07 03:42

    Reading challenge 2016: #26 A book and its sequel (2/2)I know this series isn't the best. It's kind of ridiculous and it's full of cliches. But the last book was fun. I don't know why this book bothered me so much. Maybe it wasn't the moment for this kind of story. Or maybe this second part was worse. It's full of racism and misogyny. *The protagonist thinks that Koreans can be racist to white people (spoiler: no, people of color can't be racist to their oppressors)*They mention Donald Trump. No. They invited Donald Trump to (view spoiler)[her mother wedding. (hide spoiler)] I can't process this right now. *Mia and her grandmother (well, actually both of her grandmothers) want to decide for (view spoiler)[Mia's pregnant mom (hide spoiler)]. What the heck? Yes, women can make decisions. Especially with their own bodies. It isn't one's business. I don't know why is so hard to understand. All Mia attitude, that she knows better than (view spoiler)[her mom how take care of the baby (hide spoiler)], is exhausting. She is adult, idiot Mia. You don't have any idea. And even if you have, it isn't your decision. Bye.*Mia says that you can't have kids without marry. Because you know, how bad would you feel the rest of your life then? Ok, seriously? That's ridiculous. Especially when Mia mentions this talking about teen moms. Please, this so hilarious. When this book was written? 1920? There are some characters that are portray like feminist. Please, don't believe this bullshit. The author doesn't have idea what she is talking about. The worst part, she even doesn't care. Oh Zeus, I don't know if I would read the next one now. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Susanna
    2019-03-30 03:27

    I've never liked the movies, but at least they cut out most of the unnecessary junk that fills these books. Are boyfriends and kissing really the most important things on the mind of the average 15-year-old girl?

  • Luana
    2019-04-20 08:51

    First Read: April 2009

  • Jennifer Girard
    2019-03-28 03:44

    This series is so fun to listen to! I love that it's Anne Hathaway who does the narration. Mia is a very funny character and even if her reactions are too much I care about her. I'm glad I'm enjoying it even if it's so different than the movies.

  • Wilma Nordlander
    2019-04-01 04:44

    Okej så bok nummer 2 var inte lika bra som ettan. Men bra ändå liksom

  • Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
    2019-03-29 09:36

    This review was originally posted on Young Adult At HeartI found the first Princess Diaries book pretty difficult to review. I think the diary aspect, although somewhat original and gimmicky at the time, really makes it hard to comment on the plot of the book. A lot of the book is introspection, so thankfully Mia’s a really likeable character.The bonus for me here, and I think it’s why I rated it higher than it probably deserves, is Anne Hathaway’s mind-blowing performance of narrator. Her Mia is so sweet and innocent and somewhat naïve, her Grandmere sounds like an old French woman who’s been smoking and drinking her entire life, even her impression of Mia’s father is decidedly masculine. I love Hathaway’s performance and it’s the only reason I want to continue on with this series, so long as I can get it in audiobook.As for the plot, there’s not much to say. Mia’s mother falls pregnant and plans to marry her algebra teacher while Grandmere interferes and makes Mia’s already difficult life more difficult by pushing and pushing her to do things she doesn’t want to do, like give a big interview on national TV. So you see, the plot doesn’t sound very riveting, but it’s Hathaway’s performance of a very likeable Mia that makes me enjoy listening to thee audiobooks so much. And it’s so funny because I remember really disliking Mia early on in the first book, and yet now I think the strength of the novel rides on how much the reader likes her.

  • Melissa Veras
    2019-04-14 03:43

    After finishing the first book in the series, I needed to pick up the next one right away. And that I did. Sadly, I didn't enjoy this one as much as The Princess Diaries :/ It was still enjoyable and easy to read, funny at parts... but there were two thing that bothered me a lot: One is Mia's memory. Or shall I call her Dory?Well, yes, Dory, in fact I do have a problem. How can a person forget everything? Like, EVERYTHING. (view spoiler)[Even the fact that her grandmere was planning a wedding for her mother. She forgot about this so. many. times. (hide spoiler)] I mean, one or two times would have been OK, but seriously, this thing about 'memory loss' was annoying :/The other thing was Lily. Damn she is annoying as hell in this series! :/ The way she acted towards everybody around her had me thinking several times through the story "why do people stand her?". And I do see Mia growing a little bit more with every book, but sadly this does not happen to Lily.I'm really glad that Mia have other friends besides her, like Tina and Shameeka. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
    2019-04-03 11:51

    At A GlanceGenre: Young Adult; Chick lit; RomanceLove Triangle/Insta Love?: Slight Triangle. Cliff Hanger: nope.Rating: 4 StarsScore SheetAll out of tenCover:8Plot:8Characters: 8World Building: 7Flow:8Series Congruity: 9Writing: 8Ending: 8Total: 8In DeptBest Part: Mia's interview had me laughing!Worst Part: I feel bad for KennyThoughts Had: Oh no, that's gonna end badly; Yep, i was right; Poor Kenny!ConclusionContinuing the Series: yesRecommending: yesShort Review: Lily is still my favorite. Mia should have seen it was kenny, you badly give him mixed signals all day every day it seems. The interview was so funny, i laughed a lot in this book. I keep imaging Julia Andrews with drawn on eyebrows! Review in GIF Form:

  • Sarah Actually
    2019-03-23 08:37

    It's not as good as the first but it's okay because Mia is still the best. I highly recommend listening to Rooney as a soundtrack to these books to fully maximize the nostalgia of watching lead singer Robert Schwartzman be a very hot if somewhat inaccurate depiction of Michael Moscovitz in the movie.

  • Sara Williams
    2019-04-08 07:55

    There is a chapter in this book where author Meg Cabot describes FERGIE having a conversation with DONALD TRUMP. That's all I wanted to mention.Nevertheless, this is definitely better than the first instalment in the series! Mia is becoming more mature.

  • Maja
    2019-04-05 11:42

    FUN :)

  • Lotta
    2019-04-01 10:40

    Nää kirjat on ihan parhaita!

  • Milka
    2019-03-23 07:54

    Deciding to reread this series has proved to be awesome so far.

  • Laura W
    2019-03-21 09:46

    I just really enjoy these books in general. They're really fun books when you're in a reading rut that go by quickly and make you laugh. Quite honestly, this book took me an hour to read! This wasn't my favorite book (I liked the first one better) but if I have to read it to reread the series, then I shall!I really loved Mia's voice and how the author made her seem so real and alive. Mia is just so dramatic and it's so humorous to read! She's sort of letting the whole princess thing settle in while she adjusts but of course her life takes so many different turns. She has to learn to cope with the press and how to rule a whole country while of course dealing with her family and friends who, at times, can be a little strange and slightly exasperating.Speaking of Mia's friends, I'm still not entirely sure how I feel about Lilly being Mia's friend. From my perspective, she seems like such a terrible friend and isn't understanding of Mia's situation at all. She came across to me as very whiny and pushy.As always, I do like the diary style of the book - it really fits Mia's voice and the tone of the whole book.The Final Verdict:Another great installment of The Princess Diaries although the first book is still my favorite. Mia's voice is very well done and I loved watching her navigate through teenage life as well as finding out she's a princess and expected to rule a country in a few short months. The only aspect I really disliked was seeing Lilly as Mia's friend. She seemed so pushy and was not good friend material at all.4 starsQuotes:“Lilly: Mia, when I recognize a human soul crying out for self-actualization, I am powerless to stop myself. I must do what I can to see that that person’s dream is realized.[Gee, I haven’t noticed Lilly doing all that much to help me realize my dream ofFrench-kissing her brother. But on the other hand, I have not exactly made that dream known to her.]” “And you know what? Maybe Michael didn’t write those notes. And maybe he doesn’tthink I’m the Josiest girl in school.But he thought I looked nice in my pink dress. And that’s all that matters to me.”

  • Praniti
    2019-04-08 05:33

    This series is one of those one time readers which one may find cute and adorable. The book continues on its path of how Mia discovers and handles different new experiences she has to face because of being a princess. I would never read it again but for the first time it was quite okay.

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    2019-04-19 09:41

    While the storyline in this one isn't as fresh and exciting as the first one, it still holds solid and Mae hasn't yet changed much.It takes place only days after the end of the previous book - I have a quibble with how fast everything moves, and how soon this could have happened - when Mia learns that her mum is pregnant with her algebra teacher's baby. They decide to get married on Halloween at City Hall and keep it quiet.It's Mia herself who blurts out the news not just to her dad and Grandmother but millions of other people - on an interview with a tv news program. Her grandmother then embarks on plans for a full scale royal weddingIn her own private life, Mia is getting secret admirer mail from someone at her school, and she hopes it's Michael, Lilly's older brother whom she has a crush on. Meanwhile Lilly keeps disappearing with Mia's hunky cousin Hank, and Mia's feeling a bit peeved at all the secrets.Princess in the Spotlight has all the trademark Mia quirks and humour, but sometimes she does get a bit repetitive. Background from the previous book is worked in adroitly but if you've just recently read it, like me, then it still feels a bit like being banged on the head with it all. Wouldn't hurt to space these out a bit I'm thinking.I'm hoping the next book will move on a bit. Considering these books only cover a couple of weeks, and Mia is only 14, there's plenty of room for Cabot to stretch this out, but I hope she doesn't. At least it is moving forward!

  • Sabine
    2019-04-14 03:53

    The princess stuff isn't getting easier and to add to that, Mia is receiving letters from a secret admirer who may or may not be the boy she has had a crush on since she was six, her mom has just revealed she is pregnant with Mia's Algebra teacher, and her best friend has run off with her attractive, but small-town cousin who is visiting for her mom's wedding. What is a princess to do?After reading the first book in this series I went to the library and just happened to see the rest of the books (11 of them) sitting on the shelf so I loaded them into my bag and found myself diving into a week long Princess fest. And I enjoyed ever minute of it!This whole series is a fun, light hearted read, though in some of the later books, it focuses more on sex (talk rather than action) than some parents might find appropriate for their teen daughters. I would suggest a read through first. I think more than anything I enjoyed the "lists" mia includes in her journal that have to with pop culture refrences.

  • Kendall • thegeekyyogi
    2019-03-29 04:54

    I didn't think it was possible but I love Mia even more! I'm anxiously awaiting the third book to come in the mail so I can enjoy more princessy shenanigans.

  • Maura
    2019-04-11 11:50

    Well, as expected by the title, this was all about the main character, Princess Mia, being in the spotlight for being the ruler of a small European country called Genovia. This series, probably my favorite when I was younger really focuses on one problem for every book (usually reflected by the title) and just evolves around that. Unfortunately, that can lead to some choppy writing.For example, in this book, a new character was introduced, but truly not introduced. He showed up with no introduction in the first chapter as if we were expected to already know who he was. He, Kenny, did end up playing a major role for the rest of this book.From the title, you can tell, it has to do with the press, and being in the spotlight for being a princess, but it also refers to being in the "guy spotlight", meaning, suddenly, two great guys start taking interest in her. This brings me to the point of one of them, Michael. He was a minor character in the previous book, and it never mentioned Mia liking him, only her obsession with Josh Richter. Now, she is thoroughly obsessed with him and can't stop thinking about him, and it's like Josh who? Unfortunately, he (view spoiler)[ is not the author of the love notes she is receiving, and it is instead Kenny. When she finds this out,(hide spoiler)] she continues to practice her inability to stand up for herself and (view spoiler)[ go out with him(hide spoiler)].Moving on to the other spotlight, the press, Princess Mia starts this book by freaking out about once again being the center of attention because of an interview that her best friend Lilly gets mad about. This of course leads to more problems throughout the book that luckily take more space in her diary than the fact that she's a 5 foot 9 "freak with no breasts and ski like feet".On the bright side in the book, we were once again graced with Mia's humorous take on "everyday things" along with a fast moving plot. That's about it for this review.Stay nerdy my friends Maura :)