|Princess In Pink|
|Publication date||April 2004|
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The Princess Diaries Volume V: Princess in Pink, released in the United Kingdom as The Princess Diaries: Give Me Five, is a young adult book in the critically acclaimed Princess Diaries series. Written by Meg Cabot, it was released in 2004 by Harper Collins Publishers and is the fifth book in the series.
Mia Thermopolis is in a royal muddle. Her one and only boyfriend won't take her to the prom and her 15th birthday is coming up. Her friends try to convince her that he'll ask her on her birthday and she believes that fantasy. On the day of her birthday, Michael sings a song with his band and plays it on the loudspeaker so everyone can hear. He earns detention and makes it in time for Mia's birthday dinner.
She receives gifts from her family and Michael that she wouldn't expect, along with the fact that Michael got her a snowflake necklace which symbolises when they fell in love at the winter dance. At the dinner, disaster strikes. Grandmere's poodle jumps out of her purse and runs around the restaurant causing a busboy to spill a meal on Grandmere's head and getting the busboy fired. Then comes the birthday party. Mia and her friends play a game of Seven Minutes in Heaven when her parents are out and in the game she asks Michael to prom but he declines saying he'd rather go bowling. When it's Lilly's turn, she enters the closet with the hottie busboy, making Boris break down before her parents arrive and catch them sending all the guests home.
At school, Boris tells Lilly that he loves her so much, he'll put a globe on his head, and he does so, injuring his skull, but Mia and Michael stop him from severely bleeding. After school, Tina meets up with Boris and they become a couple.
Later on, all the busboys in town go on strike after the incident at the restaurant. This ruins the revenue for the senior prom, but Grandmere steps in and gives them a place; The Empire State Building. Mia blackmails Lana into letting Michael's band play at the prom. Michael and his band play at the prom and Michael and Mia reach second-base. During the prom Mia's mother also gives birth to Rocky Thermopolis-Gianini. The busboy returns to his home country and leaves Lilly alone now that Boris is with Tina and things return back to normal.