Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Forever Princess by Meg Cabot

Title: Forever Princess
Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Harperteen
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publication Date: January 6, 2009
Pages: 400
Amazon Page

Rating: A-
Plot - 17/20
Characters - 16/20
Writing - 18/20
Originality - 19/20
Entertainment - 10/10
Recommendation - 10/10
Total: 90/100

Summary:
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 elections.

What's not to love about her life? Well . . .

• Her senior project? It's a romance novel she secretly wrote, and no one wants to publish it.
• Prince Phillipe's campaign in the Genovian elections isn't going well, thanks to her totally loathsome cousin René, who decided to run against him.
• Her boyfriend, J.P., is so sweet and seemingly perfect. But is he the one?
• And her first love, Michael, is back from Japan . . . and back in her life.

With 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!

Review:
Oh, am I going to miss this series.

Forever Princess started out a long time from where the last book in the series ended, by two years. I missed that we didn't get to know what happened to Mia during those two years, as I'm sure they would've been amusing. Forever Princess began in the week before Mia's high school graduation. There's prom, the graduation, her eighteenth birthday, where to go for college, and, of course, the fact of her being a princess. It was a very compacted week.

Mia has grown so much in the last two years of her life. Besides the fact that she is two years older, she is more mature, and more confident of herself. A lot of things happened in the last book and Cabot combines them in this book spot-on. A few of the characters weren't in the book as much as some of the other books, and I missed that. But, we still got Mia and her crazy antics, friends, and sock-eating cat. It was a year since the last book, and I must say, in that year I had no idea how much Mia and her diaries I have loved. Reading Forever Princess brought many emotions for me. The fact that I had just realized how dearly I love Mia, it was the last book, and that after the ten books, I would miss her insane, insecure self and her family and friends so much.

Cabot didn't let down on the balmy and absurd telling of a princess in modern day New York City. It's original, exciting, entertaining, and it left me anxious for what would come next. I think that marks one great book. The ending left me utterly happy that you would of seen tears coming down my face and a huge goofy grin plastered on it. All though some of the things that went down in this book seemed so unrealistic, more so then the fact of the book being told by a princess. Some stuff was just ridiculous, and also, hilarious. But, you know what? That's Mia.

I, for sure, will miss this series. But, I am going to remember, once I'm older, of me reading these books starting in sixth grade and finishing the series in eighth grade, I'll remember it as something that cheered me up in my darkest days and brought smiles to my face. I don't think I will ever forget this series. It's what got me into Young Adult fiction. But I know this: I will definitely miss it.

K.

19 comments:

  1. a bitter sweet goodbye.

    I haven't actually read this series, but I've heard great things about it...

    great review btw!!

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  2. I'm glad you liked it! I loved the ending and how it was tied up so perfectly. I started reading when I was 12 and now I'm 20! : )

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  3. Great review! This series also introduced me to YA about five years ago and I'm so glad it did. I wasn't a huge fan of how some stuff went down in this book (mainly love triangle-wise), but ah well.

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  4. That's exactly how I felt about the series, too!

    Great review!

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  5. I really love this series. An all-time favourite!

    Amazing review on it!

    -goodgirlsreadbooks.blogspot.com

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  6. I'm going to miss it too! But it was a great ending!

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  7. I completely agree with everything in this great review!

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  8. I will miss this series too. I really liked how Mia grew up and matured in this book and though Meg Cabot did a great job wrapping it all up.

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  9. When i first read it, i really want to see how it end. But then when i done reading it, i really want some more. I will going to miss it too

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  10. this seires r sooooooooooo amazing
    read this u will be amazed

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  11. well i havent read the last book yet(too many people have it on hold);) well i gt addicted to these books....i am usually a very slow reader..it would have taken me 3 weeks to read one book but i just couldnt put these books down..i read book 4 to book 9 in 3 days...haha..well i luved it and its sad that this is the last book...meg cabot should write more like it!!!

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