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The Anti-Prom

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Publisher Comments:

Three unlikely allies team up for a night of rebellion, romance, and revenge in a high-stakes dramedy from acclaimed young author Abby McDonald.

Theyve spent years at the same high school without speaking a word to one another, but thats all about to change. Popular Bliss was having the perfect prom until she found her BFF and boyfriend making out in the back of a limo. Bad girl Jolene wouldnt be caught dead at the prom, yet here she is, trussed up in pink ruffles, risking her reputation for some guy - some guy who is forty minutes late. And shy, studious, über-planner Meg never counted on her dates standing her up and leaving her idling in the parking lot outside the prom. Get ready for The Anti-Prom, Abby McDonalds hilarious, heart-tugging tale about three girls and one unforgettable prom night.

Review:

"In McDonald's (Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots) third novel for teens, three dissimilar upperclassgirls — popular Bliss, bad girl Jolene, and shy romantic Meg — find that they have something in common on prom night: they have each been wronged. Bliss catches her best friend making out with her boyfriend, and both Jolene and Meg get stood up. Bliss wonders if all her social climbing has been worth it ('I worked so hard to get everything perfect, the way high school is supposed to be. And now I'm left with this ache in my chest, knowing that it was all a lie'); Jolene resents her father's desertion of the family; and Meg is sick of being invisible. Their quest for revenge takes them everywhere, from Dairy Queen to the local college and Jolene's father's office. Alternating between the three girls' perspectives, the novel is lightly wicked fun in formal wear, filled with bickering, breaking and entering, and quick getaways. The girls basically play to type, but grow enough to make their journey an amusing diversion. Ages 14 — up. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

Abby McDonald is the author of two other novels for young adults - Sophomore Switch and Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots - as well as two adult novels. Born in England, she now lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763649562
Author:
Mcdonald, Abby
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
McDonald, Abby
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
prom;fiction;friends;revenge
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.51 x 6.03 x 1 in .945 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Children's » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship
Young Adult » General

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Product details 288 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763649562 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In McDonald's (Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots) third novel for teens, three dissimilar upperclassgirls — popular Bliss, bad girl Jolene, and shy romantic Meg — find that they have something in common on prom night: they have each been wronged. Bliss catches her best friend making out with her boyfriend, and both Jolene and Meg get stood up. Bliss wonders if all her social climbing has been worth it ('I worked so hard to get everything perfect, the way high school is supposed to be. And now I'm left with this ache in my chest, knowing that it was all a lie'); Jolene resents her father's desertion of the family; and Meg is sick of being invisible. Their quest for revenge takes them everywhere, from Dairy Queen to the local college and Jolene's father's office. Alternating between the three girls' perspectives, the novel is lightly wicked fun in formal wear, filled with bickering, breaking and entering, and quick getaways. The girls basically play to type, but grow enough to make their journey an amusing diversion. Ages 14 — up. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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