Book Reviews of The Princess Diaries, Volume VIII: Princess on the Brink (Princess Diaries)

The Princess Diaries, Volume VIII: Princess on the Brink (Princess Diaries)
The Princess Diaries Volume VIII Princess on the Brink - Princess Diaries
Author: Meg Cabot
ISBN-13: 9780060724573
ISBN-10: 0060724579
Publication Date: 1/1/2007
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
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Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Library Binding
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Should I go all the way, should I not.... Even though this book is written about a senior in high school, I think a much, much younger audience is who is reading it. I have read all the "Princess Diaries" series and this is the first one I've really not cared for at all. I think the topic is inappropriate for the age group that reads the series.
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I was so happy to get another Princess Diaries book - Mia is a lot of fun to read about. At first I was worried that this book would turn out to be like another of Meg Cabot's books (Ready or Not), but it didn't. In fact, I hated the way the book ended!
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It's the beginning of Mia's junior year, but so far, things are not going as planned. For starters, Mia may have managed to pass Algebra and Geometry, but now she has to deal with Pre-Calculus. And she's also totally lost in Chemistry, even though she now has two lab partners instead of just one. Lilly has also decided to nominate Mia for student body president. Again. And even though Mia has tried to explain that she doesn't want it, as we all know, once Lilly's mind is made up, there's no changing it.

On top of all that, Michael has some interesting news for Mia. He has the opportunity to do some more work on the robotic arm he's been developing that could make it possible to perform closed-chest surgery. Great, right? Wrong. In order to do this research, Michael is moving to Japan. For a year. Or more. And he won't be coming back over holiday breaks.

Mia's world seems to be falling apart around her, and she can't understand how a year that was supposed to have been so great can have turned into such a nightmare so quickly. But then, with some unexpected help from Grandmere, Mia comes up with a plan. One that might just convince Michael to stay in New York, if only she has the guts to go through with it.

In this eighth installment of the PRINCESS DIARIES series, Mia finds herself having to grow up and deal with more adult situations, and its a refreshing change from previous books. I have to admit, this series did seem to be going on for a very long time, but personally, with this book, Meg Cabot has managed to recapture my interest. Mia is still the same princess, entertaining and somewhat naive, but her voice seems to have matured, and the book has lost a lot of the bubbly, pre-teen feel.

Overall, PRINCESS ON THE BRINK is a great addition to the series, sure to please old and new fans, and there is no doubt that it will leave readers clamoring for number nine.
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Reviewed by Andie Z. for TeensReadToo.com

It's the beginning of Mia's junior year, but so far, things are not going as planned. For starters, Mia may have managed to pass Algebra and Geometry, but now she has to deal with Pre-Calculus. And she's also totally lost in Chemistry, even though she now has two lab partners instead of just one. Lilly has also decided to nominate Mia for student body president. Again. And even though Mia has tried to explain that she doesn't want it, as we all know, once Lilly's mind is made up, there's no changing it.

On top of all that, Michael has some interesting news for Mia. He has the opportunity to do some more work on the robotic arm he's been developing that could make it possible to perform closed-chest surgery. Great, right? Wrong. In order to do this research, Michael is moving to Japan. For a year. Or more. And he won't be coming back over holiday breaks.

Mia's world seems to be falling apart around her, and she can't understand how a year that was supposed to have been so great can have turned into such a nightmare so quickly. But then, with some unexpected help from Grandmere, Mia comes up with a plan. One that might just convince Michael to stay in New York, if only she has the guts to go through with it.

In this eighth installment of the PRINCESS DIARIES series, Mia finds herself having to grow up and deal with more adult situations, and it's a refreshing change from previous books. I have to admit, this series did seem to be going on for a very long time, but personally, with this book, Meg Cabot has managed to recapture my interest. Mia is still the same princess, entertaining and somewhat naive, but her voice seems to have matured, and the book has lost a lot of the bubbly, pre-teen feel.

Overall, PRINCESS ON THE BRINK is a great addition to the series, sure to please old and new fans, and there is no doubt that it will leave readers clamoring for more.
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My daughter enjpys this series. She really liked this book and read it quickly.
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I was so happy to get another Princess Diaries book - Mia is a lot of fun to read about. At first I was worried that this book would turn out to be like another of Meg Cabot's books (Ready or Not), but it didn't. In fact, I hated the way the book ended!
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Reviewed by Andie Z. for TeensReadToo.com

It's the beginning of Mia's junior year, but so far, things are not going as planned. For starters, Mia may have managed to pass Algebra and Geometry, but now she has to deal with Pre-Calculus. And she's also totally lost in Chemistry, even though she now has two lab partners instead of just one. Lilly has also decided to nominate Mia for student body president. Again. And even though Mia has tried to explain that she doesn't want it, as we all know, once Lilly's mind is made up, there's no changing it.

On top of all that, Michael has some interesting news for Mia. He has the opportunity to do some more work on the robotic arm he's been developing that could make it possible to perform closed-chest surgery. Great, right? Wrong. In order to do this research, Michael is moving to Japan. For a year. Or more. And he won't be coming back over holiday breaks.

Mia's world seems to be falling apart around her, and she can't understand how a year that was supposed to have been so great can have turned into such a nightmare so quickly. But then, with some unexpected help from Grandmere, Mia comes up with a plan. One that might just convince Michael to stay in New York, if only she has the guts to go through with it.

In this eighth installment of the PRINCESS DIARIES series, Mia finds herself having to grow up and deal with more adult situations, and it's a refreshing change from previous books. I have to admit, this series did seem to be going on for a very long time, but personally, with this book, Meg Cabot has managed to recapture my interest. Mia is still the same princess, entertaining and somewhat naive, but her voice seems to have matured, and the book has lost a lot of the bubbly, pre-teen feel.

Overall, PRINCESS ON THE BRINK is a great addition to the series, sure to please old and new fans, and there is no doubt that it will leave readers clamoring for more.
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This book is the first I've ever seen with a suggested rating of "12 and over"--and rightly so. I bought the entire series after watching the Disney movie and reading the first book, which was WHOLESOME in comparison to the following books in this series. I'm happy I took the time to read them myself before passing them on to children. Personally, I would like to warn those who would be offended to learn that through this series your child will be influenced by;

1.) A feminist and promiscuous mother that sleeps with her daughter's Algebra teacher.
2.) Mother that also has unprotected sex with said teacher and concieves his baby out of wedlock.
3.) Mother that encourages her daughter to make an appointment with her gyno and have "safe sex".
4.) Mother that relates her own first sexual encounter to her daughter at 15!
5.) A college boyfriend that tells the main character that he will not wait forever for her to "Do It".
6.) Next door neighbor named Ronnie who just underwent a sex change from a man to a woman.
7.) Grandmere who constantly drinks and smokes and implies that her grandaughter should put out.
8.) A passel of teenage freinds with hormones raging amuck and ample details and scenerios of "frenching", groping, "making out" etc...
9.) Main character later finds out that her boyfriend has already had sex with another schoolmate and then feels pressured to do so as well.

I didn't read the last two books in this series because I was completely disgusted by how Meg Cabot hit the vein of what sells to teens; S-E-X. She's making a mint off of those parents who don't really care what kind of trash molds their children.