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24 Girls in 7 Days

3.43 of 5 stars 3.43  ·  rating details  ·  1,416 ratings  ·  201 reviews
In his first novel for teenagers, newcomer Bradley shares a fresh and funny story told from the boys perspective about the trauma and pageantry that is the prom. Now packaged in a waterproof cover making this book and ideal beach read.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 17th 2007 by Puffin (first published February 3rd 2005)
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Jun 22, 2008 Carly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like funny YA and who don't get as attached to authors as I do
The first third of this book was amazing. I thought, "I have found another brilliant YA author who is HILARIOUS that I can now Google relentlessly and stalk online!" Really, the beginning of the book was hysterical. I was laughing out loud at least once per page.

Then the book got a lot more laborious for one of two possible reasons. I am still not sure which one it was. Possibility #1 is that the book actually got worse and gradually started to suck more and more until it dwindled to a logical y
Desperate for a prom date, Jack Grammar tries his own version of speed dating. It starts off with his awkward conversation with Pamela who seems interested, then weirded out. She turns him down. That’s when Jack’s friends Natalie, Dan, and Percy decide that they should run a personals ad for him in the school newspaper to help him get a date and help him meet new people. He finds out about it the next week when they inform him that 140 girls have responded to his ad. Jack is stunned. How can so ...more
Tara Day
I cannot simply express how much I love this book. I have read this novel at least - at least - twenty times and still laugh, still have those "aww" moments, still identify with and adore the lead character, Jack Grammar. It's a book about growing up, falling in love, learning life's shitty lessons, and that's just in high school.

The narrative is hilarious! Jack's thoughts are random, some may even call it spastic, but yet still easy to follow. He's funny and dorky in a way that makes you love
Mar 01, 2009 Jess rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: non jaded teens, prom hungry readers, YA lit fans willing to attempt a prom/ HS dating book
Recommended to Jess by: The Bulletin via my creation of a party bibliography
Shelves: z_09, fiction, ya
Rejected by the prom date of his dreams, Jack scoffs at the idea that anyone will respond to a personal ad placed by his friends, Natalie and Percy. When an overwhelming number of girls respond, Jack has only seven days to figure out whom to take.

Yea! A pop fiction teen book with some tension that doesn't automatically give away the mystery/ending. There were some parts I really liked (see quote below) and some parts that were OK. I think plenty of teens will like the premise and I know they'll
N.T. Embe
Dec 26, 2011 N.T. Embe rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who don't want to read anything new, or are looking for something "blah."
Recommended to N.T. Embe by: Library
Blah, blah, blah. It was an okay book. Truthfully, I was entertained for the first part. Eh, maybe about... the first twenty to fifty pages or so. *Shrugs* But to be quite frank and honest, this book wasn't that big of a deal. You read it, it's over, you're done and move on. Nothing memorable, nothing that wasn't predictable. It's like that time-old movie that you see on TV that's been rehashed with just a different set of characters to fill the same stereotypical roles time and time again. Was ...more
The first time I saw this book, my thoughts were: "Hmm, seems a little playerific for me. Misogynistic, in fact."
Fast forward a few weeks. Being in a library for two hours will make you very willing to read a seemingly...disturbing book. And that age old statement comes to mind...Never judge a book by its cover. Which wasn't intended literally...but that's how I took it.
So, I start reading. And it's not bad. Not horrible, anyway. Jack turns out to be a sweet, slightly dorky/nerdy kid. And his fr
Jan 23, 2010 Jessica rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: ya
SWM high school guy looking for that special someone on prom night. NS, in great shape (avid runner), a little too smart for his own good. Will you be the one to wear his corsage?

A fun, lighthearted book with some romance from a guy's POV. Lots of humor, good character growth, non-pat ending.

Only one thing dates this book, which was published in 2006. Jack's friend, Natalie, still has dial up, which I realize is still around (especially in rural areas), but Natalie's family is rich and would've
Apr 24, 2014 Alicia rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2014
The beginning was somewhat interesting, but as the story went on I really didn't like any of the characters. Beyond that, every single thing that happened in this book was predictable - and not in a good way, it was just so obvious that you kind of had to wonder how oblivious the main character was. The characters often sounded like talking stereotypes and that combined with not liking anyone in the book made it difficult for me to even finish reading. I kept hoping something interesting would h ...more
Ever have a problem finding a date to an event ? This book is Realistic Fiction. I thought this book was very interesting and funny !


This book is about a smart boy named Jack Grammer who needs a date for his Senior Prom . But, has problems finding a girl . So his friends make this article about him, trying to find him a date . Jack thought this was crazy and embarrassing , but surprisingly it worked ! There was a lot of girls that wanted to go to prom with him. There was s
Oct 14, 2009 Celestasaurus rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who like funny male narratives
Shelves: young-adult
Countdown to prom: 7 days
Dilemma: Jack Grammar still doesn't have a date.
So what do his won-der-ful friends do? They place a personal ad on the high school's online newspaper, offering the amazing (dorky) Jack Grammar as a date to a lucky lady. How mortifying! Jack is surprised to learn that the joke is being taken seriously--his friends claim that about 140 girls had already responded. With the help of his buddies, Jack constructs a plan to date 24 girls in 7 days. By the 7th day he should have
With senior year here and many things to do, nothing will ever be more important than prom! By a friend’s suggestion, I picked up this book hoping to think that book was just any normal book but of course, it wasn’t. We are greeted with a senior boy named Jack Grammar who tries to find a date but couldn’t.

Jack Grammar, a typical high school senior wants to make his high school experience perfect but in order for him to achieve this, he has find a date for prom. For many people out there, findin
24 Girls in 7 Days
By Alex Bradley
Puffin 2007
272 Pgs.
ISBN 0142408344

Prom, a special night of every seniors' lives. Everyone always think that they are unprepared for prom, and this is why everyone begins to prepare about a month or two before the special day comes. Jack Grammar, a typical average senior, has no prom date. But with the help of his two best friends, Percy and Natalie, he now has too many choices. They put an ad on their online version of the school newspaper, and with a few li
Light but not dumbed down, complex but not difficult. Heart warming and not at all stereotypical. This is a real light hearted YA book that, despite all that, doesn't take the easy way. On the surface the book is straight forward but it still has wonderfully many layers and manages to show how all people are actually complex beings, with several different sides. No-one in this book was described as perfect but neither was anyone purely bad person.

I very much liked our protagonist, Jack, who I t
Billy Barber
Billy Barber
Book Review “24 girls in 7 days”
“24 Girls in 7 Days” is a fiction book written by Alex Bradley. The main characters are Jack, Percy, and Natalie. Jack is a smart boy but he isn’t very good with women. When he finally works up the nerve to ask his long time crush, Pamela, to prom, he bombed it. When his friends Percy and Natalie found out they decided it was their job to get Jack a prom date. They posted an ad on the school website asking if anyone was interested in going with Jack a
For those who haven't read it, and want to read it.
Okay so I know the title might sound really weird, and like if you have messed up mind like me, you'll be thinking like WTH?! But really, I read the first chapter or do at the library and just fell in love with the book, its so funny and great! Alex Bradley literally made me laugh a LOT and the story is just so cute! So basically, its about this really smart guy named Jack Grammar and he like is a senior and his prom is 7 days away and all his l
This book is about a senior and his lack of experience with ladies. After seeing that he is shy his friends set him up with 24 girls to chose fro to go to prom with. Throughout all of this he learned a lot about people and himself.I liked this book because it showed a change in the character over a period of time. He changed from being shy and lonely to being outgoing and gaining some friends as well as some enemies.I learned that meeting new people could both be a good and bad thing.The main th ...more
Matt Guion
There are few things in this world sadder than Jack Grammar’s love life. Though he’s cute, smart, and funny--three qualities that should equal “chick magnet,”--he’s also hopelessly awkward and geeky. Now it’s his senior prom, something he’s dreamed about since his sisters dressed up and made him play “prom” with them, and he wants a date. So his friends Percy and Natalie try to help him out by putting out a personal ad in the school newspaper. Soon, he has nearly 150 responses to the ad. So one ...more
Cathleen Ash
Jack Grammar would never try to fondle your butt during a slow dance,
Jack Grammar is a gentleman, owns his own tux,
And has superb taste in corsages.
Jack Grammar is looking for a prom date. Could it be you?

Jack learns about this post at work, and sends an email right away:

It is with deep gratitude that I thank you, benevolent and anonymous benefactor, for the intelligent and human personal ad, which I’m sure will prove to be a pivotal ev
Jack Grammar is no less than one of the smartest kids at school and his parents' "no maintenance kid". He can list 30 Shakespeare plays and a few hundred words you've never heard before. He has it all: brains, friends, and a great life ahead of him. The only thing he lacks in is his social life. When Jack can't get a date for senior prom, he starts getting worried. On top of that, someone put an embarrassing ad out for him in the school newspaper, on a Friday night, when EVERYONE is bound to tak ...more
Prom is only a week away. Jack Grammar, the "nerd" and the "over-achiever" does not have a date. He tends to fall back into the shadows of his two friends, Percy and Natalie. They decide to find Jack a prom date by putting an ad on the school newspaper. In no time, he gets replies from intrested girls. Nervous, Jack decides to tell Natalie that he did not know how to kiss a girl. Natalie just broke up with her boyfriend, Dan. She had feelings for Jack ever since she was little. Natalie decides t ...more
Quick reading, quite witty and only marginally predictable. A good "guy romance."

Jack Grammar is a great guy -- he's got the holy trinity of what girls are looking for. He's cute, funny and smart. So why doesn't he have a date to the Prom? A week out from the big day, he's pretty much resigned himself to datelessnes when a girl he works with tells him that she's responded to his personal ad on the school paper website. Jack is confused to say the least, since he didn't post a personal ad. But wh
Sandy Yang
Title: 24 Girls in 7 Days
Author: Alex Bradley

I wasn't exactly impressed by this book. It was unrealistic and the things that happened to the guy were just not impressive.
His two best friends went on the school website and posted a personal ad about finding a date for this guy for the senior prom. He was having the time of his life after hearing from his friends that few hundred of girls signed up to go on a date with him. He started planning to go out with multiple girls in a night when prom
Sara ♥
This book was REALLY cute, and I wasn't sure how it was going to end (i.e. who he was going to end up with), but I really liked the way it ended... I'm not sure I'd call this "realistic fiction," because would this really happen? Who knows. But I sure enjoyed reading it!

All right, so this book was written by a guy from a male high-school senior's point-of-view, which under most circumstances frightens me, because I honestly don't want to know how much teenage boys think about sex. No thank you.
Awwww, this one was cute. Chick lit for girls and guys! I loved it! Jack Grammar is cute, dorky, smart and has basically no girl experience. So, it's his senior year. His two good friends place a personal ad in the school newspaper, and next thing you know, he has girls wanting to go to prom with him. So he dates. And dates. And kisses. And sneaks into the country club to swim. And gets his butt kicked by a girl basketball player. And falls in love with his best girl friend, but then realizes th ...more
The story of this young man's friends' effort to get him a date for prom reminded my of Ferris Bewler's Day Off. Bewler's friend gets the help whether he wants it or not--same as Jack here--and is enlighted by the end--same as Jack here. The book rises above the average tween fare with sparks of wonderful humor, well-drawn characters, and apparent knowledge of teenagers by the author. It gets three stars simply because it is just a nice read. The real problem is the male protagonist of the story ...more
This book I must say was hilarious. I mean it was one of those books that I couldn't put down. I hope that the situations that happen in this book don't happen in my senior year at high school, but of course it would be kind of fun to go on 24 dates with 24 different girls just to see what they like and such. Not that I am saying that I would do that or anything, and the whole time this takes place in only 7 days. This is a bit bizzare. Some of the dates weren't long at all, maybe 15 minutes, bu ...more
Jack Grammar wants nothing more than to go to the prom with his dream girl Pamela. But when he blows his chance, his best friends Natalie and Percy take matters into their own hands. They place an ad in the school paper declaring what a great prom date Jack would make. What started out as a semi-joke turns into to a full fledge date-a-thon with the many applicants vying for Jack's affection and chance to go to prom. The situation seems like every guys dream, but Jack isn't having much fun. In fa ...more
I think this book is really interesting. It's about a guy who is trying to find a prom date. He gets rejected by this girl he likes. His friends decided to help him and post an ad online asking for a partner for prom. At first it was a joke ,but it turned out to be real. I thought it was interesting the way his friends were telling people different lies in order to get Jack (the protagonist) a prom partner such as telling people he's a millionare. I would've been really angry if my friends did t ...more
I was really surprised by the ending of this book because I actually thought that Jack Grammar would have chosen a date out of all the girls that were on the list, but he didn't. Instead, he decided to go with Mrs. K, which was also really sweet, but I also feel bad for all the girls that he rejected. In the beginning of the book, Jack's friends wanted to help him get a date to the prom so they posted an ad on their school website and a couple of girls replied, but then his friends bribed other ...more
2/5 Stars

I just couldn't really get into this book. The plot was so creative and I was really looking forward to it! But when I actually got into it, it wasn't as enjoyable.

First off, I was not a fan of Jack Grammar. He seemed egotistical throughout the whole book. I felt like there was /no/ developement at all with his character. I couldn't relate to him or any of his friends. Or any of the girls, and there were too many of them to count.

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“You've got the holy trinity of what a girl wants, she said. Cute, smart, funny. I don't think you realize that.” 7 likes
“What had happened to the old Jack Grammar, the one who would have flubbed it somehow?
Well, I reasoned: I could still flub it. Let the flubbing begin!”
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