By: Abby McDonald
Available March 2011
Three unlikely allies team up for a night of rebellion, romance, and revenge in a high-stakes dramedy from acclaimed young author Abby McDonald.
They’ve spent years at the same high school without speaking a word to one another, but that’s all about to change. Popular Bliss was having the perfect prom until she found her BFF and boyfriend making out in the back of a limo. Bad girl Jolene wouldn’t be caught dead at the prom, yet here she is, trussed up in pink ruffles, risking her reputation for some guy – some guy who is forty minutes late. And shy, studious, über-planner Meg never counted on her date’s standing her up and leaving her idling in the parking lot outside the prom. Get ready for The Anti-Prom, Abby McDonald’s hilarious, heart-tugging tale about three girls and one unforgettable prom night.
This Blonde’s Review:
Every girl has an idea of their perfect prom. Whether they’re going with a guy, with friends, or even Not going and spending time doing something else. Bliss, Jolene, and Meg all have had their ideas of prom shattered in the same night. Bliss finds her boyfriend and best friend making out. Jolene had no intention of going to prom and her date hasn’t shown up. Meg was set up on a date by her mom, a guy who bailed on her.
Bliss asks Jolene’s help in getting revenge on her so-called best friend, and since her prom plans weren’t working out as planned Jolene decides to help her. They find Meg leaving the dance and talk her into being their ride, since neither of them had a vehicle.
This was an adorable story about three girls who never would have spent time together if not for the way their prom plans fell apart. As the girls spend the rest of prom night together they get to know each other better than they expected. They have to learn that sometimes people aren’t what they seem. Best of all, they learn that sometimes you find friends where you least expect them.
I really enjoyed this story! The characters were typical in some ways, but they were easy to relate to because you may have been that girl or been friends with her. This isn’t a complicated read that you’ll want to take time to think about, it is just a cute, easy read. This was my first Abby McDonald book and I look forward to reading more by her!
If you like the idea of seeing 3 girls who couldn’t be more different salvage their prom night and learn about real friendships in the bargain, you’ll love this one!