Monday, December 08, 2008

Prom Kings and Drama Queens

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.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

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