I am so excited to share this one. Meg Cabot was my first dive into real young adult literature, when I was 12 years and I first picked up The Princess Diaries. 13 years later, Meg Cabot is still one of my absolute favorite authors and Michael is still one of my biggest fictional crushes.
Book or Series They Appear In:
The Princess Diaries
Who They Are:
Michael Moscovitz is the main love interest of Mia Thermopolis in Meg Cabot’s ten part series entitled The Princess Diaries. As much as I love Robert, and his portrayal of Michael in the first Princess Diaries, he is much better in the book and he doesn’t disappear, like he does in the movies!
He is three years older than Mia, and the brother of her best friend, Lilly. He’s extremely smart, getting into Colombia on early decision, and the treasurer of the Computer Club. He is also incredibly good with math, and helps Mia with it, and is basically the reason that she passes math. He’s musical, and starts a band with other boys in his school, and he eventually invents a robotic arm that is incredibly important to the medical world. He is also a super geek and loves talking Star Wars and Buffy, and all sorts of other things. Michael is tall, with dark, curly, messy brown hair and brown eyes. Also, according to Mia, he has a wonderful smelling neck.
Why I Am Crushing On Them:
Its kind of funny. I first had a crush on Michael when I first read The Princess Diaries back when I was twelve/thirteen years old. He was one of my first fictional crushes before I was completely involved with the world of fandom :) He just seemed so incredibly perfect.
And I swear, I’m not just saying this but my boyfriend is SO much like Michael Moscovitz, it totally kills me. He’s so smart, so good at math (seriously, I would not have passed math in college without him), and he’s musically talented. He even LOOKS like Michael. So okay, that helps. A lot. ;) And I’m kind of like Mia: a writer, socially awkward, incapable of calming down and not being worrisome or paranoid haha.
He’s incredibly smart. He’s musically talented. He’s a nerd. He invents a Cardio-Arm, to assist doctors in heart surgery. He quotes Star Wars and Buffy and all sorts of nerd things at the drop of a hat. He falls in love with a princess, and gets her to fall in love with him. He gives her a Princess Leia flash drive to save her novel on because he knows she loves Princess Leia. I mean, seriously? How can I not? He’s the perfect boy, because he’s the most real character of all the fictional crushes I could have. He’s real. Except for the whole “super-genius-invented-a-new-piece-of-medical-equipment-thing-at-twenty-years-old” thing but he’s genuine. He loves Mia, and he isn’t afraid to show it but he isn’t full of angst, he doesn’t whine, he’s not tragic. He’s very much like my boyfriend.
Plus he waited for Mia! He waited two years while she dated the wrong boy, and he built a reputation for himself, made himself worthy of a princess while working in Japan on his Cardio-Arm and came back, and fought for her. Its so cute and romantic and beautiful and agh. I love Michael.
“Michael has never cried during a Broadway show. Except in that scene where Tarzan’s ape father is brutally murdered. And that was only because he was laughing so hard.”
“Roses are red
Violets are blue
You may not know this
But I love you too.”
“Mia, I’m not sorry. And I’ll wait.
(The fact that he says this after they have an epic makeout session is too much for my emotions to handle)
What can I say? I don’t know all that much about romance novels, but I think you must be the Stephen King of the genre. Your book is hot. Thanks for letting me read it. Anyone who doesn’t want to publish it is a fool. Anyway, since I know its your birthday, and I also know you never remember to back anything up, here’s a little something I made for you. It would be a shame if Ransom My Heart got lost before it ever saw the light of day because your hard drive crashed. See you tonight.
(And he gives her the Princess Leia flash drive! AGH!)
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I hope you enjoyed this week’s Crush, and that you’ll read the EPIC Princess Diaries series!