Princess Mia by Meg Cabot
Series: The Princess Diaries #9
Publication Date: 2009
A Princess on her own . . .
Mia has been invited to speak at a gala for Domina Rei, an elite society of powerful businesswomen. But what could she possibly have to say? Michael has broken up with her, her bff Lilly won't speak to her, and her parents are forcing her to see a therapist. Even J.P.'s efforts to cheer Mia up (he's being really sweet!) aren't helping.
Just when things couldn't get worse, Mia discovers a long--forgotten diary of a teenage princess of Genovia. It could be just the inspiration Mia needs to write her speech--but what it reveals might change everything.
Go Mia! Finally some growth and responsibility! I loved this installment of the series so much, there was so much realization on Mia's part with the help of some therapy and more craziness happening. Mia is starting to grasp the fact that in the past she has been a bit of a push-over and she wants to take a stand, luckily for her the reason to do so has fallen into her lap. All the while she is also dealing with boyfriend and friend issues and learning more and more about herself along the way.
Mia is still whiny and pretty oblivious most of the time but she does crack me up while I am reading - the number of times she really freaks out over something minor is wonderful to read about especially in diary form.
Only a few more of these to go before I am caught up!