Project Princess by: Meg Cabot

Book: Project Princess
Author: Meg Cabot
Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary


What on earth is that princess up to now?

Hammer in hand, Princess Mia embarks on an epic adventure for one so admittedly unhandy: Along with her cohorts from school, she’s off to build houses for the less fortunate. It doesn’t take Mia long to realize that helping others — while an unimpeachably noble pastime — is very hard work. Will her giving spirit prevail? Will the house collapse due to royally clumsy construction? And most importantly, will Michael stop working long enough to kiss her?

What comes between Volumes IV and V of The Princess Diaries? Volume IV and a Half, of course!

Why I read this Book:

This is a short little novella between books 4 and 5 of the princess diaries.  Of course I had to read it!!


On spring break Mia goes to build homes for the less fortunate.  Grandmere of course is against it, mom is unsure until Mia says Grandmere is against it and then Mom is totally supportive.

What I loved most about this was the contrast from living in the city to camping outside while building the house for a week.  It was really nice to see the differences.  Mia has always wanted to join Greenpeace after high school but now she is getting a good idea that doing so might not be the same as living in Manhattan.  The comparisons between the two areas is very well done.

Final Thoughts:

It’s a quick read, like half an hour, so if your library has it sit down and read it so you’re not missing this quirky little installment in-between.

Rating: 8/10


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