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Forever Princess by Meg Cabot

Posted by Caitie F on January 25, 2011

Title: Forever Princess
Author: Meg Cabot
Hardcover: 383 pages
Publisher: Harper Teen
Year Released: 2009
ISBN: 9780061232923
Rating: +++++

Summary (from goodreads):

What’s a Princess to do?

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!


This book was the best in the series, maybe excluding the first one. Mia finally grew up and started acting like a 17 year old. It helps that it jumped in the future almost two years, so the transition was not gradual, but the reasoning for the jump made a lot of sense.

I was so happy that she stopped being naïve about guys and true friendship. She finally realized that sometimes, a guy just says something and doesn’t have a secret motive. She also finally saw how mean and manipulative some of the other characters were. Even that took a while and had me yelling at her in my head, but she caught on a lot faster than she did in previous books!

And there was Michael. Adorable, romantic, and lovable Michael. I was so glad he was back. He and Mia really do go well together and complement each other incredibly well. They feel like such a realistic couple and they reminded me about all of the great things about Mia. It also shows how a guy should treat the girl he claims to love, which is something teenagers should get out of this book.

It was nice to see Mia making her own decisions and living her own life. Yes, she was lying to people, but it also means she wasn’t depending on others to do everything and is a big reason why she grew up. The book made me start cheering for Mia, instead of rolling my eyes at her annoying and naïve thoughts and actions.

It was just a feel good book, which I really needed this weekend!

The series as a whole was a fun, light read; which was exactly what I was expecting. The middle few books (probably 4-8) were a little irritating because Mia kept making the same mistakes and I just wanted her to grow up already. That said, it fit the series and it ended really well. Everything tied up a little too neatly, but I understand why!

I would love to have seen another movie made based solely on the last book, I think of all the books it would make the best one. Too bad it will never happen!



3 Responses to “Forever Princess by Meg Cabot”

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  2. Can you believe I’ve never read Cabot’s work? I need to get with it!

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