Mar 01, 09
Recommended to Jess by:
The Bulletin via my creation of a party bibliography
non jaded teens, prom hungry readers, YA lit fans willing to attempt a prom/ HS dating book
Read in February, 2009
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 like Jack. He's sweet, funny, and his personal development isn't annoying or heavy handed. Plus, it's fun to have a main male character who actually wants to go to the prom. I think readers will be cool with the ending, too.
"I don't even want to know the rest of that story," Percy said. "But I do want to return to our hero, Jack Grammar. I seem to recall how at the first sleepover I went to at his house, he mandated an hour of silent reading before bedtime." (p. 196-97)
AH! love it.