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The Princess Diaries, Volume IV: Princess in Waiting, released in the United Kingdom as The Princess Diaries: Mia Goes Forth, is a young adult book in the critically acclaimed Princess Diaries series. Written by Meg Cabot, it was released in 2003 by Harper Collins Publishers and is the fourth book in the series.
Mia goes a little stir-crazy in Genovia. Between dinners with world leaders and trying to do some damage control with the whole "pit thing" she hardly has time to talk to Michael (also the huge time difference). Mia is convinced that when he said that he loved her at the dance he might not mean that he was in love with her, even though there was some mentionable kissing. She thinks that he is going to meet some Kate Bosworth-ish girl who can surf and weave bracelets. This makes Mia completely freak out.
Grandmere finds out and tells her that the way to keep "that boy" is to play hard to get. Not completely convinced about it, Grandmere tells her to read Jane Eyre. Mia and her friend Tina decide to try this method. It doesn't end up great though for Tina. When Mia finally arrives home she is extremely happy, even more so when Michael asks her out to the screening room to see the first Star Wars movie. During her "Gifted and Talented" class Mia comes to a very scary realization (one that isn't true) that she doesn't have one talent. Lilly tells her that she does have one and it is staring her in the face (in this case literally because she was writing in her diary at the time.)
But Mia can't figure it out. Then Mia finds out that there is a ball that she has to attend (according to Grandmere not her Dad) and can't go on her date with Michael. She is hesitant to tell Michael, scared that it will hurt their relationship. Then her Dad says that she doesn't have to go to the ball but in sympathy for Grandmere and her own "Lana" she goes to the ball. She finally tells Michael that she can't go their date but could come over after. After this she thinks he is going to break up with her because he seems distracted. At the ball Mia dances with Rene and he helps her to escape as early as possible. When she goes to Micheal's she is happy to find out that he does not want to break up with her but rather had to find the Star Wars DVD. She is so happy she goes into the bathroom and writes in her diary for a long time. Lilly, being annoyed that Mia is hogging the bathroom to write, asks in disbelief why Mia hasn't figured out that her talent is her writing. On hearing this she is even more happy. She thinks she might write a novel.