Title: Princess in Pink.
Author: Meg Cabot.
Genre: Fiction, YA, teen, humour, romance.
Publication Date: April 2004.
Summary: n her heart of hearts, Mia has but one wish: an evening spent with Michael in a tux and a corsage on her wrist—in other words, the prom. Michael, however, does not seem to share the dream that is the prom. Worse still, a service workers' strike (with Grandmère and Lilly at the heart of it and on opposite sides) threatens the very existence of this year's prom. Will the strike end in time? Can Mia talk Michael out of his anti-prom views? Most importantly, will Mia get to wear her pink prom dress?
My rating: 7/10.
♥ "You cannot ask HIM," Grandmère said. "How many times do I have to tell you, Amelia? Men are like little woodland creatures. You have to lure them to you with tiny breadcrumbs and soft words of encouragement. You cannot simply whip out a rock and conk them over the head with it."
♥ That's right: My grandmother's dog is on Prozac.
But if you ask me, I don't think OCD is Rommel's problem. Rommel's problem is that he lives with Grandmère. If I had to live with Grandmère, I would totally lick off all my hair, too. If my tongue were long enough, anyway.
♥ She and Rommel are in my room - my safe haven, my sanctuary, my fortress of solitude, my meditation chamber, my Zen palace - where she has already unplugged my computer because she didn't like my Princess Leia sceensaver "staring" at her. Poor Far Louie is so confused, he actually hissed at the toilet, because he had to express his disapproval of the whole situation somehow.
♥ Instead of being wakened by the sound of birdsong, like princesses in books, I was wakened by the sound of Rommel shrieking as Fat Louie beat him senseless for getting into his bowl of Fancy Feast.