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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

REVIEW for The Anti-Prom

Thank you, thank you Jess at Random House Canada for sending me this very anxiously awaited book :)

TITLE:                    The Anti-Prom

AUTHOR:              Abby McDonald

GENRE:                 YA

RATING:                4 Stars

I had been waiting forever to read this book as it was on my "list" for months and months.  I simply love reading any YA book that centers, at least in part, on the prom - I guess it makes me relive my own prom experiences which were, UGH! quite a few years ago.

Anyway, this book actually has a very interesting "twist" quite early on in the storyline (and I feel as though I can share it without spoiling it for anyone as it is indicated right on the back cover).  Yes, our main character discovers, while at her prom that her "perfect" boyfriend is actually "doing it" with another girl. 

 Bliss freaks out, however, decides to get even.  Coincidentally, she comes across Jolene who has issues of her own - starting with her father and ending with her reputation as a rebel at school.  Together, they start to plot revenge against Bliss' so called boyfriend.  Then Meg enters the triangle, bringing along her own set of issues.  Together this little trio will end up finding more than just revenge.

I loved the writing style.  Breezy and down to earth, the author tells her story by inviting us to connect with the characters (the good and the bad).  I immediately connected with Bliss - I know how hurtful it can be to discover that the guy who are with can cheat on you so easily!  I also believe in karma!!!! which is a huge reason I enjoyed this book so much.

Additionally, I am always entranced by stories about people finding each other and while the anti-prom is meant to be cute and funny, it also sends another message - one of friendship and hope.  People in need automatically find each other.

I loved this one.


bermudaonion said...

What's sad is that's probably happened to more than one girl. I imagine there are lots of kids who could relate to this book.

Wall-to-wall books said...

With the getting even at the prom - Stephen King's "Carrie" comes to mind.

Samantha said...

Looks like a great read!

Unknown said...

People in need automatically find each other, but usually only for a reason or a season to answer a need you have expressed.

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