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5 on a theme – Prom

prom dresses

The final months of school are upon us… and that means it’s prom season!  Hallways are already abuzz with prom gossip.  Everyone seems to have something to say about this monumental occasion – whether they love prom, hate prom, or really couldn’t care less about all the hype.

But no matter what your opinion is, you are bound to love at least one of these five prom-related books.


Prom: A Novel Based on the Major Motion Picture by Ellie O’Ryan.  Maybe one of your more typical prom storylines.  One girl, who happens to also be president of the Prom Committee, has to choose between two boys to be her date.  Whatever will she do?

The Prom Book: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need by Lauren Metz.  This book is a guidebook for any teen getting ready for prom.  It is full of tips and tricks for everything you need to plan for the dance – budgeting, wardrobe, etc. – and even has some interactive features.


Will Work for Prom Dress by Aimee Ferris.  The story of a girl who is just trying to make it through senior year, but keeps being dragged into her friend’s crazy schemes to try and get prom dates.

Tessa Masterson Will Go To Prom by Emily Franklin.  A boy confesses his feelings for his female best friend, only to find out that she has asked another girl to prom.  Now he has to decide if he will help defend her against the riled up small town community.

The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald.  Prom drama breaks out when a young lady’s boyfriend is seen with another girl in a limousine on the night of the dance.  Betrayed, she and some other girls band together to take revenge.

Happy reading!

–Hannah, 16, Greenwood


Book Shorts: Revolver


Title:  Revolver

Author:  Marcus Sedgwick

Summary:  Finland, 1910: Fifteen-year-old Sig is shocked to see a hole in the frozen lake outside his family’s cabin and to find his father’s corpse nearby. Why did Einar steer his dog sled across the lake instead of taking the safer land route? Sig’s sister and stepmother go for help, leaving Sig alone with Einar’s body in the cabin. Soon after, an armed stranger barges in, demanding a share of Einar’s stolen gold from when the two men knew each other during the Alaska Gold Rush.

I started reading it because… Someone at work recommended it.

I kept reading because… The first two sentences were awesome.

Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To: 

Sig – Most Likely to Succeed No Matter What
Gunther – Most Terrifying

Six Word Recap: Frozen Dead Man on Dining Table

This book reminded me of nothing, because I’ve never read a story quite like it.

More Information about: Marcus Sedgwick

Book Shorts: Leverage



Title:  Leverage

Author:  Joshua C. Cohen

Summary:  High school sophomore Danny excels at gymnastics but is bullied, like the rest of the gymnasts, by members of the football team, until an emotionally and physically scarred new student joins the football team and forms an unlikely friendship with Danny.

I started reading it because…  I was intrigued by the unlikely friendship between the school’s star gymnast and the new football recruit.

I kept reading because… Warning: this book is sad and scary at times. But I kept reading because it’s also hopeful and shows that people can make a difference when they work together.

Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To: Start the next “It Gets Better” project.

Six Word Recap: Football player and gymnast fight bullying.

This book reminded me of Everybody Sees the Ants because… both have characters that are bullied and figure out a way to deal with it.