How did I get the book? I bought it.
First Impression: I shouldn’t like you but I do.
Synopsis: 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.
200 words (or less) review: The Anti-Prom is cheese, stringy gooey cheese that features a very pink dress. It’s like those teen movies that if you analysed it in great detail you’d probably never watch but because you’re in the right mood you do – and then it turns out you actually have a lot of fun.
That’s essentially it, The Anti-Prom is fun. It’s fast-paced and there are enough twist and turns along the way to keep you happy. The narration is told in alternating chapters for each of the girls, Bliss, Jolene and Meg – one of which is bound to be the one you’re routing for.
I thought Abby McDonald put some nice touches in towards the end to give the story more substance and I liked the ending. My favourite character was Meg but all three girls have their merits, even Bliss.
The Anti-Prom is an American teen movie and I have plenty of those on DVD so I liked but it might not be for everyone.