Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Book Review: The Princess Diaries #6.5

The Princess Diaries #6.5

The Princess Present

by Meg Cabot


This is one we read out of order. We have friends who LOVE the Princess Diaries series, but we haven't really started it...yet. Once and awhile we find one at the used book sale and pick it up. That's what happened here. The we decided we didn't want to wait. I bet you're wondering if that was a good idea. Let's find out.


A very short, quick read. I liked the commentary from Mia about the Princess Diaries movies.
Mia seems kind of selfish. But maybe her actions are.., what do they say.., out of context since we are reading out of order.


I know we read this out of order, and there were a lot of missing pieces, but it was still interesting. What made it interesting? 
How Mia grew. The author took some time in this short piece to write a story based on character development. We learned about it in reading and language arts class back in February.


Honestly, I wasn't fond of Mia in this story. At least not at first. She seemed...just not like someone I'd want to hang out with. But near the end of the story she started to get better. 
I think we should read the rest of the books to have a better idea about the characters.

Have you read The Princess Diaries series? If yes, what are your thoughts - like it or dislike it - and why?

Xyra's Review

The Princess Present (The Princess Diaries, #6.5)The Princess Present by Meg Cabot
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very short and interesting. I have not read any of the other Princess Diaries books and now I think I should because the movies are obviously much much different than the books. LOL Mia even says so in this mini installment.

[Spoiler Alert...sort of.]
Filled with teen royal angst, as any teen diary should be, we get a unique take on Gift of the Magi. With lessons learned by a large group of characters.

An enjoyable, quick read.

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Oh, if you're wondering why only a few of us read the story...Kaya, between our make up lacrosse games and orchestra rehearsals and homework she doesn't have a lot of spare time for reading right now. I have the games and homework, but choir is over for the semester so I have a bit more spare time for fun reading. Lanie and Lea have had their heads in the gardens and gardening books when they can't be outside. And Grace has been studying French extra hard. Not sure why, but she is. 

Best wishes,


  1. Interesting! Okay, call me crazy, but The Princess Diaries are based on books?? I totally didn't know that. LOL! You learn something new everyday, I guess. Thanks for the great review! I will have to keep my eye out for these. Also, I am having a giveaway on my blog right now so if you like, come on over and check it out!! :)

    ginnie /

    1. Yep, and it's a long series too. Lots of books. Plus, I think there is a spin off too. A few of our friends love the series.

      Will have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. I loved the movies and have always if they were close to the books at all. I keep meaning to read at the lease the first couple, but still haven't gotten around to it.

    1. We're curious about that too and want to start book on in the near future. Reading The Titan's Curse right now.

    2. Oops! "On" should be "one." :-D

  3. I did not know the movies were based on books. Figures! I love the way you do reviews. I also love that you love the hop!

    1. Hi! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. We're glad you like our reviews. :-)