Review: Princess in Pink (Princess Diaries #5)

Posted October 15, 2015 in 3 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

Review: Princess in Pink (Princess Diaries #5)Princess in Pink by Meg Cabot
Series: The Princess Diaries #5
Published On: March 2005
Genres: Middle Grade, Contemporary
3 Stars
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Princess Mia is dreaming about the prom - and contending with a hotel workers' strike - in the fifth, supremely hilarious episode of Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries. This time, Mia's in the pink about the upcoming Albert Einstein H.S. prom, and she's crossing her fingers that Michael will ask her to go. (They're in love, so why wouldn't he ask her, right?) But during Seven Minutes in Heaven at her b-day party, Mia learns that Michael is not the prom-going type. Good grief, what's a princess to do?

To make matters worse, Grandmere has gotten a busboy fired due to a mishap with her pooch, Rommel, at a swanky restaurant, so when all of the city's busboys go on strike, it causes a chain of events that result in Grandmere crashing at Mia's mom's place, her pal Lilly Moscovitz picking up a picket sign, and the prom being brought to a screeching halt.

Thankfully, staunch yet boy-wise Grandmere has a plan to change Michael's mind and put everything back on track, making Mia the happiest "prom princess" on this side of the Atlantic - and readers more starry-eyed than Molly Ringwald in her prettiest pink frock.

Initial Thoughts

I’m on the edge with this series. I’m liking it but I wish we could see so much more. They feel like mini stories to me so far. Nothing is really happening.

My New BFF

I think Tina is becoming a great character. I love how great of a friend she is while still also being a pretty typical teenage girl. It’s fun seeing characters like her now that I’m older. She’s hilarious and entertaining.

My Crush

No crushes in this book! Not yet anyways. I’m hoping for more down the road because I’m really not a big fan of Michael. He’s kind of weird and annoying.

Writing Style

The writing in this book is done using a diary format. It’s from Mia’s perspective and is very young. I sometimes have a hard time with it but Mia is pretty funny most of the time. She makes for a great narrator. I’m finding the characters are developing a little too slow and I’m annoyed we haven’t seen much of Genovia yet.

Closing Thoughts

I think this is a great series, especially for a younger audience. It’s not my favourite by far but I’m hoping it gets better. I wish Mia would grow up a little faster and that the books would move at a faster pace. The first five so far have all been within the same school year. I can’t wait for Mia to graduate so we can see her get more responsibilities. I’m finding the series a little slow and uneventful so far but I’m really hoping it picks up!


“Do not chase boys. Chasing boys is bad. Chasing boys can lead to horrible things like mansions going up into flames, hand amputations, and blindness. So have some self respect and don’t let things get too far before the wedding day.”

3  out of 5 stars

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