The Anti-Prom

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Prom. A perfect, romantic night, a right of passage, a fun time; but not in this story. Three girls with high expectations of prom turn their prom night into the opposite of prom–the Anti-Prom.

Prom. A perfect, romantic night, a right of passage, a fun time; but not in this story. Three girls with high expectations of prom turn their prom night into the opposite of prom–the Anti-Prom. Each girl thinks they're happy with what they have until they join together to get revenge on those that have wronged them. In Abby McDonald's novel three unlikely allies team up for one unforgettable night. Prom.

 

In the book "The Anti-Prom,"three vastly different high school girls work together to accomplish three personal and individual missions. For the pretty, popular, Bliss, its payback on her best friend and soon to be ex-boyfriend. For tough, independent, Jolene, it's disappointing her father as he did to her, stealing something she depended on. And for Meg, it's finding love, having a romance, and a life, instead of just sitting back and letting herself be unhappy. Through the twists and turns of this exciting read the girls find trouble, rebellion, revenge, and even love.

 

I thought "The Anti-Prom" was a great, dramatic, page turner that deserves two thumbs up. I enjoyed being able to get to know each one of the girls and understand their point of views on what was occurring. Each of them was so much more than met the eye and both the reader and the different girls got to understand this as the night went by. Sometimes books that rotate character's point of views can be confusing and choppy, but this story wasn't like that at all and flowed well. The book also wasn't a ditzy, girly book all about prom. The story started at prom but ventured out to a college party, a sketchy hangout, a locked up office building, and seemingly picture perfect houses. I loved reading "The Anti-Prom" and know countless others will too.

 

I would recommend "The Anti-Prom" to middle school age readers and older. There were definitely some mature themes so younger readers should take caution. The book does take place in high school after all.

 

I encourage teen girls like me to read "The Anti-Prom," a story of three unlikely friends and the topsy-turvy world of high school. This book proves you don't have to have the perfect prom to have the night of your life!

 

"The Anti-Prom" is pretty new and was published in 2011 by Candlewick Press. For more information on "The Anti-Prom" and the author, Abby McDonald, go to www.abbymcdonald.com/teen/the-anti-prom.