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24 Girls in 7 Days

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  1,675 Ratings  ·  225 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 liked it  ·  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
Amirah I.
Jack Grammar has it all: the brain, the humor, the cute look and great friends. Surely getting a girl to prom isn't a big of a deal to him, no? But as it turns out, that is the skill he's lacking of: girls. So with prom's approaching and he's still dateless, his two best friends, Percy and Natalie step in to solve (or meddle in) his problems.


It all started out as a joke. They put up an advertisement in the school webpage to find Jack's potential prom partner, and Jack is totally clueless about i
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
Jun 15, 2015 Chloe rated it did not like it
I think this is the first 1 star rating I have given this year....
The book starts off really good! Until about page 60, then it becomes a repetitive boring mess. It's just a bunch of unrealistic perfect quirky girls going on random dates.
Jul 20, 2015 Meghan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sorry Reilly - I just couldn't get into this one. There were some twists which prevented this novel from being everything that you would expect, and for that reason it warrants the 2 stars, but I just didn't enjoy myself reading this one. I honestly just felt a little offended the entire time. It read more like an encyclopedia on all the ways that teenage girls are horrible than anything else. Our dashing male lead was fine, I suppose. A bit boring. How many novels have I read about the smart, 6 ...more
Dec 17, 2015 Katrina rated it really liked it
Shelves: hard-copies
I thought this was really really cute. It was very predictable, but I don't care. This was funny and entertaining and so much better than I was expecting it to be. Poor Jack had so much to deal with in the week before prom that I'm surprised he didn;t go crazy. One of the few complaints I have is that NAtalie was a really horrible friend, and I can't stand her character at all. This book was short and sweet and I'll probably read more by this author again.
Kamaria Johnson
Do you want to erase the silly things your friends do for you? Like posting a ad of you on the internet? To me that would be a disaster! This books genre is realistic fiction.

This book takes place in the morning and evening at school. Jack has a dream to go to prom but he doesn't have anyone to take so his friends post an ad and suddenly it turns into a game to see who will jack take.Then he finally makes the decision that is right for him. The theme is relationships because Jack has to go on di
Kamaria Johnson
Oct 13, 2015 Kamaria Johnson rated it it was ok
Do you want to erase the silly things your friends do for you Like posting an ad of you on the internet In addition, I wouldn't like my picture on the internet because It would be a disaster. This books genre is realistic fiction.

This book takes place in the year 2008 at a school. Jack has a dream to go to prom but he doesn't have anyone to take, so his friends post an ad and suddenly it turns into a game to see who will jack take.Then he finally makes the decision that is right for him. Furth
Mar 01, 2009 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  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: ya, fiction, z_09
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 it was ok
Recommends it for: People who don't want to read anything new, or are looking for something "blah."
Recommended to N.T. 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
Aug 22, 2009 Christine rated it liked it
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 liked it
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
Jan 04, 2016 Cheryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating: 3.5 of 5 thorns

At times, humorous. Compelling narrative and storytelling. Dramatic, as high school is.
Jill Bennin
Apr 25, 2016 Jill Bennin rated it liked it
24 Girls in 7 Days by Alex Bradley does have a traditional “rom-com” feel, but with a male protagonist instead of a female lead. When Jack gets turned down by his crush for prom, his friends try to set him up by putting an embarrassing personal message on their school website. There are some regular tropes of romantic stories, and some funny - and awkward - dates. This was a good story, especially in that Jack Grammar, the main character, tries some new things, but still remains true to the core ...more
Sydney Rayho
Nov 24, 2014 Sydney Rayho rated it really liked it
The main character Jack can't get a date to Prom. His best friends, Percy and Natalie, decided to play a prank on him and post an ad in their school paper. Jack figured that he would be the laughingstock of the school, but instead there were 24 girls names on the list. Jack had to take each girl on a date before Prom which was just a week away. He then would pick one of the girls and ask her to the Prom. Then, Jack receives e-mails from FancyPants, a mysterious person offering advice. Jack belie ...more
Kat Mandu
Jul 11, 2016 Kat Mandu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Kat Mandu says...

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
Victoria Veselinova
May 27, 2015 Victoria Veselinova rated it it was amazing
I found Alex Bradley's "24 Girls in 7 Days" oddly attracting. The whole book was written in a way where not only could you imagine everyone's feelings and thoughts, but you could see their surroundings. Not long after starting the book, I started wanting to know more and more, making me never leave it for long. There are too many things that I like about the book, so I will have to say only single fault I found in the book. There were far too many characters. It felt as if every few pages a new ...more
Feb 20, 2016 Sofia rated it liked it
This was a very fun and light-hearted book to read. Don't be fooled by the title, Jack, the main character is not a ladies man. His dilemma of having to go out with 24 girls in 7 days stems from his two best friends trying to help him get a date for prom. Who will he choose? It was great to read this book and find out. Most importantly, I really liked what Jack learns about himself, his friends, and life during his journey. I think middle school and high school students would enjoy reading this ...more
Apr 24, 2014 Alicia rated it did not like it
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
Dec 04, 2014 Rida rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I am very disappointed in this book I had such high hopes and after my cousin read it was like yeah, I'm totally gonna like it uh not! I just hate it it was mindless humor that I was like yeah it's funny but after chapter 35 I was like nope just to lame and stupid I mean the main character is just too Stupid and mindless. At first I was like I like this book because it's focusing on someone else' life and better them suffering than you, you know but Jack is all over the place and he can't choose ...more
Mar 19, 2014 Trinitee rated it really liked it
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 liked it
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
Nov 14, 2011 Beau rated it really liked it
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
Oct 25, 2011 Diana rated it really liked it
Shelves: 12th-advisory
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
Oct 30, 2012 Billy Barber rated it it was amazing
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
May 28, 2013 Armiya rated it really liked it
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
Mar 08, 2010 Fikreat rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
May 17, 2012 Matt Guion rated it really liked it
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
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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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