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.
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.
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.
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 ofEverybody Sees the Antsbecause… both have characters that are bullied and figure out a way to deal with it.