Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Review: The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald

Title: The Anti-Prom
Author: Abby McDonald
Genre: Chick-Lit
ISBN: 978-0763649562

Premise: Prom is supposed to be the best night of your life. But given that life is unpredictable, this is never a guarantee. This novel chronicles the prom night of three very different high school girls. Bliss is pretty, popular and perfect, Jolene is the classic bad girl who gets arrested and smokes cigarettes, and Meg is the wallflower that no one ever notices. This one night brings the three unlikely friends together in a adventure to get sweet revenge.

Honestly I was back and forth about even choosing this book to read, as it seemed to be under my reading level, but something about the description kept drawing me back and I decided to take a crack at it. To my surprise, I ended up greatly enjoying it. It is a coming of age story in the feel-good Sarah Dessen style. Each of the girls has something to prove that night, and they each go through a transformation, ones you're not sure as the reader they're going to be able to accomplish, so it's all the more sweet when they do. The most fun things about the book was the interactions between the three characters. The bickering was so believable, it can be assumed the author has three personalities in her head. There's no other explanation for the diversity between the girls. Very light and fun reading, I would recommend it to someone looking for a simple book to waste an afternoon with.

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