A Really Nice Prom Mess
High school senior Cameron Hayes gets coerced into going to the prom with a girl, even though he'd rather be with his boyfriend. The evening goes from bad to worse when his fake date gets slo...more
But Shane came up with a plan for their prom night, since no one else, besides Jane, Shane's best friend, knew they were gay. They would go with dates, but stick together. Shane goes with Jane, and Cameron goes with Jane's friend, Virginia.
Cameron didn't know that his prom night would lead to breaking up with his boyfriend, bu ...more
This book suffered from the same pitfalls that are found pretty much across the board in young adult books, namely pretentious writing and cliched characterization. It was occasionally funny but not enough to make up for all the jokes that didn't work, and its attempts to make any emotional impact fell decidedly flat. The only two interesting characters (Jane & Virginia) were just support characters so they didn't get much screen time, just popped in and out whenever it was their t ...more
And when there's angst, it sure hits the solar plexus. And the heart, obviously. Because this book has lots of heart.
Initially, I wasn't digging the book. The action was rather blah and I wasn't overly fond of the protagonist's voice either. Fortunately, that all changed when Cam ...more
Alrighty-I had to read this book for the GSA teenage group that talks with college kids who've read the same book group thing.
The set up is that a gay boy is going to prom with a girl he doesn't want to go with, but his boyfriend thinks it'd be cool because it's the only way they can kind of go to prom together by both going with girls and then both couples hanging out. Tons of things go wrong through-out the whole night-it's a bit unrealistic, but fun unrealistic, all the thing ...more
With colourful characters and Cam, our protagonists, inconvertible sense of satire I sped through this ...more
What month did you read this book for? April
Title: A Really Nice Prom Mess
Author: Brian Sloan
Date started/date completed: April 9/ April 24
Total Pages: 297
Rating of book (1-10): 9
Explain in detail why you gave this book the rating you did. I gave this book a rating of 9 because it wasn’t the best book I’ve ever read but I was very close to it. I liked this book because it focused on all of things that can go wrong at prom. It really reminded me of ...more
Hopefully this book will turn into a movie, it was written for one. It dragged in different parts making me wish for dialogue and more reactions. The main character own tale was his own unfilled fantasy continually, it didn't bother me, but it many points became overwhelming.
Sloan, somehow got to balance his prose, from a emotional- frustrated -immature-insecured main character: Cameron to the vixen of an over grow big mouth teenage woman: Virginia and everything in between.
The book contains en ...more
And not long as in it has so much detail. But in just excess book 'fluff'. It just needs some major editing. Also it kind of comes off as screenplay-y to me. I would much rather see this as a film than printed as a book. Because book wise it's not that great. But movie wise, it has a prett ...more
The story itself was a breathless tale of a prom, experienced by a teenaged boy who just wants to go with his boyfriend. This proves problematic since they are both closeted. Not for long...from the Willard Hotel to a seedy gay bar to the Constitution Gardens and so forth, we get to join the wild ...more
I’ve also been wanting to read A Really Nice Prom Mess for a while. It was good. In fact, it was really good. It was funny, wild, and better than I thought it would be - usually I don’t take kindly to books such as these, especially with the word prom in the title.
One thing that could be improved on was the repeated use of “f-g” and the fact that Cam seemed to need to keep reminding us he was gay, even though half the things in the book happened because of that fact. Otherw ...more
It was entertaining, but very unrealistic. All of those things would not happen to one person in a single night, and have it turn out as well as it did.
I am reminded that this was the first book I bought at National Bookstore during high school. I find it ironic to read this. I will not go into details, but me reading this has been amusing. Haha
Plus a deaf go-go dancer. That right there is worth the price