It’s that time of year again, time for the annual spring school dance. Prom. Like it, love it, or leave it, it is here to stay. Some people go to finish something, some go to start something. Here are four great books about proms, although you know it’s not really about the dance, but what happens before, during and after.
Prom and Prejudice, by Elizabeth Euberg
For Lizzie Bennett, a music scholarship student at Connecticut’s exclusive, girls-only Longbourn Academy, the furor over prom is senseless, but even more puzzling is her attraction to the pompous Will Darcy, best friend of her roommate’s boyfriend.
Will Work for Prom Dress, by Aimee Ferris
Quigley will work any job to make enough money to pay for an expensive prom dress, but her one potential prom date is an arrogant know-it-all who treats her like a competitor.
Prom Kings and Drama Queens, by Dorian Cirrone
When high school junior Emily Bennet is caught between a new relationship with the boy of her dreams and planning an alternative prom with her longtime rival on the student newspaper, it forces her to think about her values and make a difficult decision.
It’s Our Prom (So Deal With It), by Julie Anne Peters
Azure, who is a lesbian, and Luke, who is bisexual, help plan an inclusive senior prom while Luke is writing and producing a musical about his life, both are working through the crush they have on their friend Radhika, and all three are dealing with problems at home.