The Princess Diaries, Volume III: Princess in Love

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The Princess Diaries Volume III: Princess in Love
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Author Meg Cabot
Country United States
Language English
Series The Princess Diaries
Genre Young adult novel
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date
2001
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 240 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN 978-0-06-029467-0 (first edition, hardback)
OCLC 48013816
LC Class PZ7.C11165 Ps 2002
Preceded by The Princess Diaries, Volume II: Princess in the Spotlight
Followed by The Princess Diaries, Volume IV: Princess in Waiting

The Princess Diaries Volume III: Princess in Love (released in the United Kingdom as Princess Diaries: Third Time Lucky) is a young adult book in the Princess Diaries series. Written by Meg Cabot, it was released in 2001 by Harper Collins Publishers and is the third book in the series.

Plot summary[edit]

In this volume, Mia struggles to decide how to break up with her boyfriend Kenny. In The Princess Diaries, Volume II: Princess in the Spotlight Kenny, Mia's biology partner at school, sent anonymous love letters to Mia expressing his feelings for her, resulting in Mia and Kenny dating. Mia does not love Kenny, but cannot bring herself to break up with him. Mia likes Michael, her friend Lilly's older brother, and feels she is leading Kenny on.

Mia begins to send Michael anonymous love letters, similar to that of Kenny's. Unknown to her, Mia's friend Tina, whom Mia confided in about the letters, has told Lilly about said letters. Lilly eventually tells Michael that it was Mia sending the letters. At the school Winter Carnival, Michael shows her a message on his computer revealing he knows she sent the love letters, and he returns her feelings.

Mia, not knowing how to respond and thinking Michael may be playing a joke on her, runs from her chair. Mia runs into Kenny, who mistakenly believes Mia is in love with, Boris, and they break up. Mia returns home, is devastated and does not want to go to the dance following the carnival, and decides to move to Genovia. Mia's grandmother convinces her to go to the dance, where Mia sees Michael, and they share their first kiss together.