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  Meg Cabot

  The Princess Diaries, Volume III

  Princess in Love

  Dedication

  For Benjamin, with love

  Epigraph

  “One of Sara’s ‘pretends’ is that she is a princess,” said Jessie. “She plays it all the time—even in school. She wants Ermengarde to be one, too, but Ermengarde says she is too fat.”

  “She is too fat,” said Lavinia. “And Sara is too thin.”

  “Sara says it has nothing to do with what you look like, or what you have. It has only to do with what you think of, and what you do,” Jessie explained.

  A LITTLE PRINCESS

  Frances Hodgson Burnett

  Contents

  Cover

  Title Page

  Dedication

  Epigraph

  English Class

  Assignment (Due December 8): Here at Albert Einstein High School,…

  Saturday, December 6

  Over.

  Saturday, December 6, 11 p.m.

  I thought my life was over because I have a…

  Sunday, December 7

  Just got back from dinner at Grandmère’s. All of my…

  Sunday, December 7, 11 p.m.

  Okay. I am in shock. Kenny so did NOT ask…

  Monday, December 8, Homeroom

  Lilly doesn’t believe me about Kenny calling and saying he…

  Monday, December 8, Homeroom

  They just passed out the final exam schedules. Here is…

  Monday, December 8, Algebra

  WHY???? WHY can’t I ever remember my Algebra notebook?????

  Monday, December 8, World Civ

  It’s clear what I have to do.

  Monday, December 8, G & T

  Lunch was a disaster.

  Monday, December 8, French

  In spite of that disastrous incident at lunch, I had…

  Monday, December 8, Bio

  Kenny just passed me the following note:

  Monday, December 8, 3 p.m., Mr. Gianini’s Algebra review

  Okay, so the bell rang before I had time to…

  Tuesday, December 9, Homeroom

  All right. So I didn’t break up with him.

  Tuesday, December 9, English

  What was THAT just now in the hallway? Did Kenny…

  Tuesday, December 9, Bio

  Gifted and Talented was so not fun today. Not that…

  Tuesday, December 9, 4 p.m., in the limo on the way to the Plaza

  The following conversation took place between Mr. Gianini and me today…

  Tuesday, December 9, 7 p.m.

  I don’t believe this. I’m home before Baywatch Hawaii starts…

  Tuesday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.

  Okay, so I was taking a study break, and I…

  Tuesday, December 9, 8:30 p.m.

  I just got an e-mail from Lilly. I’m not the…

  Tuesday, December 9, 8:45 p.m.

  I just got the following Instant Message from Michael:

  Wednesday, December 10, 3 a.m.

  You’re never going to believe this. Something Grandmère said is…

  Wednesday, December 10, Homeroom

  Okay, I was up all night thinking about it, and…

  Wednesday, December 10, Homeroom

  Lars just pointed out that I’m not exactly risking anything,…

  Wednesday, December 10, Algebra, 9:30 a.m.

  I just saw Lilly in the hallway. She whispered, “Don’t…

  Wednesday, December 10, Algebra, 9:45 a.m.

  Lana just leaned back and hissed, “You gonna walk out…

  Wednesday, December 10, Algebra, 9:50 a.m.

  Ten minutes until the walkout. I can’t take this. I’m…

  Wednesday, December 10, 9:55 a.m.

  Okay. I’m standing in the hallway next to the fire…

  Wednesday, December 10, 10 a.m., East 75th Street, beneath some scaffolding

  I don’t get why she’s so mad. I mean, yeah,…

  Wednesday, December 10, G & T

  I can’t tell if Michael got the note or not!!!!

  Wednesday, December 10, French

  You know what else I just realized? That if this…

  Wednesday, December 10, 9 p.m., in the limo on the way home from Grandmère’s

  I am so tired I can hardly write. Grandmère made…

  Thursday, December 11, Homeroom

  Lilly is going to drive me crazy.

  English Journal

  This semester, we have read several novels, including To Kill…

  Thursday, December 11, fourth period

  No PE today!

  Thursday, December 11, G & T

  Today was my lunch with Kenny at Big Wong.

  Thursday, December 11, 9 p.m.

  Grandmère is seriously out of control. Tonight she started quizzing…

  Friday, December 12, Homeroom

  HERE’S WHAT I HAVE TO DO:

  Friday, December 12, Principal Gupta’s office

  Well, I guess it’s official now:

  Friday, December 12, 5 p.m., the loft

  Well, that’s it then. I’m suspended.

  Friday, December 12, 8 p.m., the loft

  Oh, my God, I just checked my e-mail. I am…

  Friday, December 12, 9 p.m., the loft

  Now we know why Mr. G was so late getting home:

  Saturday, December 13, 2 p.m., Lilly’s apartment

  Well, the first meeting of the Students Against the Corporatization of…

  Saturday, December 13, 2:30 p.m., Lilly’s apartment

  Maya wasn’t in the kitchen. She was here, in Michael’s…

  Saturday, December 13, 3 p.m., Grandmère’s

  How, you might ask, did I go from the Moscovitzes’…

  Saturday, December 13, 5 p.m., the loft

  Well.

  Saturday, December 13, 8 p.m., the loft

  I’ve already gotten seventeen e-mails, six phone calls, and one…

  Saturday, December 13, 9 p.m., the loft

  I just had to go out and see the part…

  Saturday, December 13, 9:30 p.m., the loft

  I was really curious about what Michael could possibly want,…

  Saturday, December 13, 10 p.m., the loft

  HOW TO CARE FOR FAT LOUIE

  Saturday, December 13, Midnight, the loft

  I can’t believe it’s midnight already, and I am still…

  Sunday, December 14, 10 a.m., the loft

  Only forty-eight hours until the Algebra final, and I am…

  Sunday, December 14, 10:30 a.m., the loft

  Lilly just came over again. She wants to study for…

  Sunday, December 14, 11 a.m., the loft

  Tina just called. Her little brother and sisters are driving…

  Sunday, December 14, Noon, the loft

  Michael told Boris where Lilly is, so now Boris is…

  Sunday, December 14, 12:30 p.m., the loft

  Now Kenny’s here. I don’t know how I am supposed…

  Sunday, December 14, 8 p.m., the loft

  I told Lilly, and she agreed, that once Boris and…

  Monday, December 15, Homeroom

  Here are the number of students at Albert Einstein High…

  Tuesday, December 16

  Algebra and English finals completed.

  Wednesday, December 17

  World Civ exam finis.

  Thursday, December 18, 1 a.m.

  It just occurred to me:

  Thursday, December 18, 4 p.m., limo on the way to the Plaza

  THAT’S IT!!!!!

  Thursday, December 18, 7 p.m.

  I have now watched myself on all four major networks,…

  Thursday, Dec