Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Prom is the night where all your dreams come true….

That is until your teacher steals all the money.

In Laurie Halse Anderson’s book, “Prom,” that is exactly what happens. Set at the border of Pittsburgh, 18-year-old Ashley Hannigan does not care about much. She cares for her friends, family, and boyfriend -- certainly not prom.

But when her math teacher decides to become an all time low, her best friend, Natalia, ropes her into saving the prom from destruction.

“Sad, funny, very realistic,” said oliviasbooks.

Though the book has elements of hilarious moments as well as serious ones, “Prom” is really a waste of time. It’s cliche with one dimensional characters and the stereotypical “bad” girl who doesn’t want to go to college and only wants to spend time with her boyfriend.

As online reviewer Tracie said, “Total dud.”

The only part that was worthwhile was when the reader finds out she in fact dumps her boyfriend and goes to community college. That, of course, was obvious as the cliche ending is as such.

“There’s little plot to be found,” Nicola said online.

I cannot agree more. The main “plot” -- for a lack of a better word -- is that Ashley must bring the prom back on in the midst of destruction. And while she does that, other strange things to keep the story interesting (which it did not, mind you) occur.

If you are interested to see if you like the story, check the Media Center for a copy or two.


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