Cirrone, Dorian. 2008. Prom Kings and Drama Queens.
Junior year was supposed to be all about Brian Harrington, the prom, and becoming editor-in-chief of the Crestview Courier. Instead it was all about handcuffs, hormones, and headlines. But in a good way. Not in a skanky way.
Emily, our heroine, is genuinely likable. She's a typical heroine--in a way--a girl who wants the guy she can never have because he's out of her league socially. A girl who is smart. A girl who has goals and a purpose. A list maker. A planner and thinker. The book itself is a bit predictable. But predictable doesn't mean its bad. Especially in this case. Predictable can be satisfying. (Predictable would settling in with a nice heap of mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese.) I think this one has appeal especially for younger teens. And I think it can be a very satisfying and enjoyable read. What I enjoyed most about this one were the characters.
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