Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Lit Spotlight: It's Prom Season!

Katie takes a look at the calendar and makes an important discovery: It's Prom Season! Get your dancing shoes, turn up the music and grab one of these titles.
Used under Creative Commons License from user Sean Molin Photography
Skimming Pinterest today I had a wonderful revelation: It’s PROM season! Or maybe prom season just ended. Not sure. Either way, whether you are getting ready for the big night or interested in reliving it (or would prefer to have nothing to do with the real thing but enjoy good books), here are a few titles you should check out:

Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber (read our full review here)
This is a book that should totally be a movie and a graphic novel and required summer reading. It’s that much fun. It’s also the perfect book about how sometimes the fun is in not making it to the dance at all. When Perry is forced to take the foreign exchange student staying with his family to prom he is convinced his night is ruined. And maybe it is. Just not in the way he expects. Rather more in the life or death, criminal, high speed chase, sniper-y sort of way.

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg (read our full review here)
We have a soft spot for Jane Austen remakes around here (or maybe it’s just me). Set in the upper class world of Connecticut boarding schools, retrace the steps of Lizzie Bennett and Will Darcy as they dance around each other in a series of misunderstandings, prejudices, and their own prideful ways to see if they can get it together before the big dance. Then again, maybe it’s about more than the dance.

The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald
Put together three very different girls, strip away the stereotypes, add a bit of adventure and voila! A prom night to remember. This book is a fun light-hearted romp that is less about prom in the traditional sense of romance and dancing and more about a night of taking control, taking revenge, and the one thing in high school that is more important than all the dances in the world--friendship.

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