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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Prom

'Tis the Season for fancy dresses, tuxedos, limos and heightened expectations, aka PROM. We're a celebrating prom today because I have a black tie event tonight which feels a lot like prom, but with more speeches.

    

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber. Perry is NOT happy when his mom makes him take their dumpy Lithuanian exchange student, Gobija Zaksauskas to prom-- his band had their first paying gig that night. But once they get to the dance, Gobija sends some jerks to the ER and reveals herself to actually be a super-hot assassin-- and she has plans for Perry and the rest of the night. Check out the sequel, Perry's Killer Playlist.

Carrie by Stephen King. Telekinetic Carrie is cruelly bullied at school, but still gets a chance to go to senior prom. When prom turns out to be yet another cruel joke, Carrie's anger and powers turn it into a night no one will forget--if they survive.

Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson. When the math teacher steals the prom budget less than two weeks before the dance, Ashley doesn't really mind. But, her best friend was head of the planning committee and is still determined to throw the prom to end all proms-- and she's going to make Ashley help.

    

It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) by Julie Anne Peters. Azure, Luke, and Radhika are this year's prom committee and they've been tasked with revamping the whole thing so it's an event that appeals to everyone. Of course, as representatives of the group that normally hate the whole thing, they don't know the first thing about prom, let alone planning one. To make matters even more complicated, Azure and Luke are both in love with Radhika.

Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom. The morning after prom, Justina finds herself ditched, in a stained thrift store dress. As she goes through each stain, she reveals what happened at the dance she never wanted to go to in the first place.

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg. This takes the classic Jane Austen story and sets in a modern elite high school, with Lizzie Bennett as the scholarship student and people looking from prom dates instead of marriage proposals.

    

Prom Dates from Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore. Maggie Quinn doesn't want to have anything to do with Prom, but when weird things start happening to the cheerleaders, and they're all accompanied by the scent of sulfer, school paper reporter is on the case. And if solving this mystery means battling demons at the prom, then she's looking for a dress. This first in the Maggie Quinn, Girl vs. Evil series, follow it with Hell Week.

Prom Nights from Hell by Stephenie Meyer, Kim Harrison, Meg Cabot, Lauren Myracle, and Michele Jaffe. These five stories feature prom nights that are literally from hell.

The Prom Book: The Only Guide You'll Ever Need by Lauren Metz. This practical how-to guide helps you with all the decisions on having your version of the perfect prom. Without breaking the bank. Plus, there are pages to write your memories and put your photos, so it's still useful when the dance is done.

What are your favorite prom reads?

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