History Literature / ThePrincessDiaries

28th Apr '16 11:04:32 AM toongrrl1990
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In 2015, Meg released two spinoffs: ''Royal Wedding'' which is an adult novel that follows Mia as a 25-year old, and ''Literature/NotebooksOfAMiddleSchoolPrincess'', which follows Mia's recently revealed half-sister.

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In 2015, Meg released two spinoffs: ''Royal Wedding'' which is an adult novel that follows Mia as a 25-year old, and ''Literature/NotebooksOfAMiddleSchoolPrincess'', ''Literature/FromTheNotebooksOfAMiddleSchoolPrincess'', which follows Mia's recently revealed half-sister.
11th Feb '16 8:55:16 AM Jayalaw
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* HypocrisyNod: When Boris tries to comfort Mia and says she's unreasonable for [[spoiler: taking to bed after the nasty breakup with Michael]], Mia points out that he smashed a globe on his head [[spoiler: when Lilly cheated on him and broke up with him.]]



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
** In Book 2, Mia's mother expresses guilt for sending her parents to stay in a hotel. Mia thinks it's a pregnancy hormones since Helen doesn't get along with her parents.
** Mia in book 9, which is lampshaded. While spending HeroicBSOD [[spoiler: in bed, only getting up to binge eat desserts and ''meat'']], Grandmere shows up and demands that Mia attend a Domina Rei function and make a speech. Mia to make Grandmere go away agrees politely.



* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent

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* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudentOrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: At least, ordinary private school student.



* PetTheDog: Grandmere has her occasional moments:
** Defending Mia and taking her dress shopping for her dance date with Josh Richter, despite Mia's parents disagreeing.
** Encouraging Mia in book 3 to go to te Nondenominational Winter Dance and not spend the rest of her life hanging out on a fire escape.
** After blackmailing Mia into playing Princess Rosagunde for ''Braid!'', gives her the money [[spoiler: to make up the deficit in the student government that Mia created]].
** Saying that [[spoiler: she might have been wrong about Michael when Michael donates a Cardio Arm to Genovia without any preemption in Book 10. And suggesting that Mia sleep with Michael and JP to see which does better in bed, much to Mia's horror.]]



* TheOneThatGotAway: For Phillipe Renaldo, Mia's mother Helen. He tells Mia that letting her go was the worst decision he ever made even though she didn't want to be a princess.



* TookALevelInKindness: After years of being an AlphaBitch and a bully to Mia, Lana offers friendship following Mia's TraumaCongaLine in Book Ten, since Mia accepted an offer to speak at Domina Rei. Following a shopping spree at Bendel's, Mia realizes that Lana is NotSoDifferent from Lilly.

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* TookALevelInKindness: After years of being an AlphaBitch and a bully to Mia, Lana offers friendship following Mia's TraumaCongaLine in Book Ten, Nine, since Mia accepted an offer to speak at Domina Rei. Following a shopping spree at Bendel's, Mia realizes that Lana is NotSoDifferent from Lilly.


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* WantingIsBetterThanHaving: Prince Phillipe and his romantic conquests. He thinks that Helen is his one true love but assisted her in eloping with Mr. Giannini.
7th Jan '16 11:19:09 AM nombretomado
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* ShutUpKirk: When Lilly expresses worry that the plot of ''Braid!'' involves, among other things, MaritalRapeLicense and war, Grandmere points out that lots of musicals have heavy stuff, like SouthPacific, WestSideStory, and JesusChristSuperstar. Mia is chagrined that Grandmere has actually make a good point.

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* ShutUpKirk: When Lilly expresses worry that the plot of ''Braid!'' involves, among other things, MaritalRapeLicense and war, Grandmere points out that lots of musicals have heavy stuff, like SouthPacific, WestSideStory, ''Theatre/SouthPacific'', ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', and JesusChristSuperstar.''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar''. Mia is chagrined that Grandmere has actually make a good point.
3rd Dec '15 9:39:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* TwoDecadesBehind: Tons of references to [[PrettyInPink classic]] [[SayAnything 80's]] [[DirtyDancing teen]] movies and TV shows like Series/PartyOfFive and ''Series/{{Charmed}}''..

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* TwoDecadesBehind: Tons of references to [[PrettyInPink [[Film/PrettyInPink classic]] [[SayAnything [[Film/SayAnything 80's]] [[DirtyDancing [[Film/DirtyDancing teen]] movies and TV shows like Series/PartyOfFive and ''Series/{{Charmed}}''..
1st Dec '15 5:58:18 AM Jayalaw
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* MaritalRapeLicense: Mia's ancestress Rosagunde fell victim to this when an invader forced her to marry him and drink wine out of her dead father's skull, which led to other things before she strangled him with her hair. Lilly points this out when Grandmere wants to make a musical about Rosagunde.



** Mia realizes that [[spoiler: Lana]] and Lilly can both make mean remarks; the difference is that Lilly hides it behind her InsufferableGenius personality.

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** Mia realizes that [[spoiler: Lana]] and Lilly can both make mean remarks; the difference is that Lilly hides it behind her InsufferableGenius personality.personality while with Lana AtLeastIAdmitIt.



* OffWithHisHead: This is how one of Mia's ancestors dealt with an invader, by sneaking into his tent and cutting off his head. Mia is impressed when Grandmere tells her this tale.



* ReallyGetsAround: Mia's father to the point were it's kind of surprising she's his only kid.
** [[spoiler: Actually, she isn't. There will be a sequel series about Mia's half-sister called Literature/FromTheNotebooksOfAMiddleSchoolPrincess]]

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* ReallyGetsAround: ReallyGetsAround:
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Mia's father to the point were it's kind of surprising she's his only kid.
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where [[spoiler: Actually, she isn't. There there will be a sequel series about Mia's half-sister called Literature/FromTheNotebooksOfAMiddleSchoolPrincess]]Literature/FromTheNotebooksOfAMiddleSchoolPrincess]]
** Lilly, starting with her cheating on Boris with Mia's cousin Hank.



** Mia becomes this trope over the course of the series, which is {{Lampshaded}} by other characters in Book 10.

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** Mia becomes this trope over the course of the series, which is {{Lampshaded}} by other characters in Book 10.10, and she lands in a "Hot" column in a magazine.


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* ShutUpKirk: When Lilly expresses worry that the plot of ''Braid!'' involves, among other things, MaritalRapeLicense and war, Grandmere points out that lots of musicals have heavy stuff, like SouthPacific, WestSideStory, and JesusChristSuperstar. Mia is chagrined that Grandmere has actually make a good point.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Lilly to [[spoiler: Mia]] in Book Nine, which includes Lilly angrily announcing that [[spoiler: she created the hate site about Mia]]. Later on Lilly is very regretful about it.
** Mia gives one to [[spoiler: JP]] for telling about a dozen lies, including [[spoiler: that he broke up with Lilly merely because Mia had broken up with Michael.]]


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* WhatTheHellHero:
** Mia calls out Michael for [[spoiler: not only helping Judith Gershner cheat on her boyfriend, but not telling Mia that he had lost his virginity.]] Note that Mia is a health freak and a minor with self-esteem issues. Later on Mia regrets this, but Michael ''two years later'' admits that she was right.
** Lilly towards Mia for [[spoiler: kissing JP after the latter had broken up with Lilly, and then going on a "platonic" date with him. This leads to a two-year rift between the two.]]
** Michael towards [[spoiler: Lilly]] for creating a hate site about Mia, and orders her to be nice to the latter. [[spoiler: Lilly later on]] says that the reason she didn't try to make amends is because "how do you apologize for something like that?"


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* YourCheatingHeart:
** Lilly cheats on Boris with Mia's cousin and a busboy and later breaks up with Boris. He doesn't take it well.
** Becomes a case of LaserGuidedKarma [[spoiler: JP was emotionally cheating]] on Lilly, pining after Mia instead.
** Following a platonic lunch date, [[spoiler: Mia and Michael have a passionate makeout session in a horse carriage]] while the former is in a relationship with another guy. Mia has a lot of mixed feelings about it.
5th Nov '15 5:54:01 AM Jayalaw
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* BilingualBackfire: While driving [[spoiler: Olivia]] to New York, Mia and Grandmere have a rapid, tense conversation in French about the Qalif refugee situation. [[spoiler: Olivia]] then interjects, revealing she knows enough French to get the gist, and comes up with a creative solution for the problem.


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* DrowningMySorrows: After Mia reveals to her dad that [[spoiler: she knows about Olivia]], Philippe shows up at the embassy where Mia is hiding and they both indulge in some schnapps. Somehow this also allows them to bond.


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* {{Squee}}: [[spoiler: Olivia]] gives a happy squeal when she sees her [[spoiler: father Philippe]] and leaps into his arms for a hug.


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* TakeThatAudience: Meg Cabot through Grandmere points out the absurdity of RonTheDeathEater, since Grandmere only doesn't like Ron because he's a redhead.
5th Nov '15 5:54:01 AM Jayalaw
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* SpoiledSweet:
** Tina Hakim-Baba's father is an OverprotectiveDad oil baron who gives his daughter a bodyguard and an allowance of $50 a week. Tina is the nicest character in the series.
** Mia becomes this when she starts to use the American Express card that her father gave her, for emergencies. She has memories of her mother not paying electric bills, however, and eating Chinese takeout on a regular basis.



* TheTalk

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* TheTalkTheTalk: Mia's mother gives it to her in Book Ten.



** Given [[Literature/BoyMeetsGirl Amy Jenkins]] has wanted to name her daughter Annabelle, her husband Stuart Hertzog makes a cameo.

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** Given [[Literature/BoyMeetsGirl Amy Jenkins]] has wanted to name her daughter Annabelle, her husband Stuart Hertzog makes a cameo.cameo and has apparently changed his last name.



** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Mia talks about a reporter, stating that [[ShoutOut tv shows]] like MadMen and GameOfThrones teach that it doesn't matter if you dislike someone and/or have never forgave them, you put those personal feelings aside for the job to be done.

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** [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] when Mia talks about a reporter, stating that [[ShoutOut tv shows]] like MadMen and GameOfThrones teach that it doesn't matter if you dislike someone and/or have never forgave forgiven them, you put those personal feelings aside for the job to be done.



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Inverted; Mia recognizes that [[spoiler: Olivia's]] aunt is trying to get money out of her in exchange for permission to take [[spoiler:Olivia]] for a few days, to get to know her. Mia writes a check for the amount that the aunt specifies without blinking an eye.



* TookALevelInJerkass: JP! Not only does he try to sell tickets to Mia's wedding, but it turns out [[spoiler: he was stalking Mia as Royal Rabble Rouser]] while asking her to read his dystopian novel.

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* TookALevelInJerkass: JP! Not only does he try to sell tickets to Mia's wedding, but it turns out [[spoiler: he was stalking Mia as Royal Rabble Rouser]] while asking her to read his dystopian novel.novel.
* WhamLine: Grandmere delivers it: [[spoiler: Mia, you have a sister.]]
26th Sep '15 3:24:44 PM Jayalaw
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* HopeSpot: PlayedForLaughs when Mia thinks that she at least has some say in how her wedding will go. Grandmere sends the SnobsVsSlobs equivalent of a HaHaNo text saying that they won't have a taco bar or mini grill-cheese sandwiches.

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* HopeSpot: PlayedForLaughs when Mia thinks that she at least has some say in how her wedding will go. Grandmere sends the SnobsVsSlobs equivalent of a HaHaNo HaHaHaNo text saying that they won't have a taco bar or mini grill-cheese sandwiches.sandwiches. Eventually, however, [[spoiler: some compromises are made.]]
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