Princess Mia faces grown-up problems in this adult installment of Cabot’s popular Princess Diaries series (Forever Princess, 2009, etc.).
“I always thought when I became an adult everything would become less confusing, but unfortunately, everything’s only become more confusing,” Mia Thermopolis writes in her journal. Now in her mid-20s and the founder of a community center for children and teens, the princess of Genovia is dealing with problems she couldn’t even have imagined back in her teenage diaries. She’s finally engaged to the love of her life, Michael Moscovitz, but the stress of a royal wedding might drive her insane. As if planning a wedding that will be shown on live television isn’t enough, she also has to deal with a stalker, the confusing romantic lives of her parents, the press intruding in her life, and her meddling grandmother. But it’s a huge bombshell about her family that truly changes Mia’s life. Throughout it all, Mia is still the lovably anxious and awkward character she’s been since the beginning of the series. Cabot has a knack for hilarious dialogue and zany characters, but she also creates a story that’s full of heart. Fans who grew up with Mia will relish this opportunity to spend more time in her world.
This funny, heartwarming story is royally perfect from start to finish.