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3.76  ·  Rating details ·  4,443 ratings  ·  421 reviews
Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there's only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.

Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother's best frien
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 11th 2014 by Harper Teen
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
Actual rating: 3.5
He proceeded to do some moves I can only assume are part of a war dance in some lost tribe of the Amazon. There were a mysterious number of elbows involved, and a face that was probably meant to be sexy but looked more pained.
Some things are universal, and a horrible dance partner is one to which we can all relate ^_^

This book was all sorts of adorable. This is what I look for in an YA contemporary. Light romance, adorableness to the extreme, silly and realistic teenagers,
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It is a universal truth that a person cannot run in clogs, but that didn't stop me from trying.

If you love banter, this book is for you. If you love cute romances, this book is for you. If you love fluffy contemporaries, this book was written for you. Ask Again Later is one of the best light contemporaries I've ever read. Also read in over 2 hours, so I guess that shows just how unputdownable this was. Just writing this review makes me want to go and grab out
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Miranda Kenneally and/or Kasie West
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3.5 stars

After all the early reviews I've seen raving about how adorable this one was, I just had to see for myself! Indeed, that adorable cover's a plus. I should get a physical copy for my collection once it's out, huh?

The story revolves around Heart--whose name I actually like--a girl who planned to go to
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars, but I loved every minute

Dear friends, I want to push this book on you if you love fluffy things. And banter. And ships. And adorableness. If you do not like those things, you should probably turn around because you would hate this book. However, those of you who are like me, YOU WANT THIS. Ask Again Later is the sort of fluffy, slow burning, bantery goodness of which I will never tire.

Read the full review at A Reader of Fictions.
4.5 stars

Ask Again Later was exactly the cute fun read that I was in the mood for, I admit after seeing the cover, I thought that this book would be a bit young for me, but this was not the case at all.

Heart is asked to prom by two guys, (well actually one, as Heart’s brother Phil forces his friend Troy on her, who has been dumped by his girlfriend just before prom). Heart’s really a decent girl and doesn’t want to let either guy down, so decides that a coin toss will help her to decide who she
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YES. YOU GOT THAT RIGHT. Sometimes you read a YA contemporary... and to be honest a fair number of them don't "change your life" or are even particularly substantial, but sometimes that one book just clicks.

The protagonist's name is Heart LaCoeur. She can't choose between a just-dumped jock and a gay boy, both of whom ask her to prom after she's already made No-Drama Prom-a plans, for her date. In come the alternate story lines (
Faye, la Patata
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was ok

I hoped I'd like it but I didn't :( Predictable, trying hard, has annoying characters, and with the parallel style thing that just didn't work on me. I'm sorry .-.
Danielle (Love at First Page)
4-4.5 stars

Ask Again Later is the type of book that I just love to read; it’s pure enjoyment from the first page to the last. I was grinning like a fool so much I was worried it would become a permanent facial expression. The narration, the group dynamics, the antics, and the blunders all combine to make one hilarious, heartwarming, and super fun debut by Liz Czukas. It’s not just a glorious romp fest, though; I was fully invested in these characters and cared about them as if they were my own f

4.5 stars

Originally posted at Writer of Wrongs

Rating: Adorably, swoony, witty fun! Fluff reading at its best.

Oh, this book was JUST what the doctor ordered. After a string of alternately grim and/or disappointing reads, I really needed to cleanse my readerly palate with something fresh and adorable that would make me giggle. Ask Again Later had all that an more, because I didn't merely giggle--I chokelaughed. And it wasn't just adorable--it was painfully, cuter-than-puppies adorable. I want to
lily ☁️
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lovers of light, fluffy, well-written romantic contemporary fiction
Ask Again Later is one of the cutest, most adorable young adult romance novels I’ve read in a long time.

Well-written, funny, and charming, it sweeps you off your feet, and puts a smile on your face all the way through—occasionally accompanied by jumping up and down and squealing around in excitement. This book had me chuckling more than once, and grinning so much I could actually feel my cheeks afterwards.

The main character Heart is extremely easy to like; she’s fun and down-to-earth, and I coul
Mar 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to ~Tina~ by: Sam
Truthfully, when I first saw this book, I looked at that cover and wasn't instantly dazzled. I'm a cover-crazz kinda gal and if a cover doesn't get my attention off the bat, then I usually don't bother with it. But! when a goodreads friend (waves to Sam) gave this a wonderful review and talked about how funny it was, I decided to give it a go since I need funny in my life and I'm so glad I did because, Ask Again Later was the real deal. Clever banter, awesome zingers, sweet friendships and an ad ...more
Kimi (Geeky Chiquitas)
Originally posted at Geeky Chiquitas

Reviewed by: Kimi

Actual rating: 1.5 stars

Ask Again Later is about a girl named Heart LaCoeur who has vowed to never date, as she does not want to turn out like her mother (who got pregnant at 18 and left her kids). Prom is coming up and Heart has already made plans with her No Prom-A Drama friends when two boys, Ryan, the theater geek and Troy, the jock who is her brother's best friend, ask her out to prom. Now Heart is torn between the two, and to solve her d
Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
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Actual Rating: 3.5

Ask Again Later was the fluffy contemporary I was looking for to fill in between the heavier books. It was entertaining, funny and completely adorable, featuring a quirky, clumsy character called Heart. Heart is a quirky, lovable and entertaining girl who really knows how to make you laugh. She even has a strange 'no dating' rule so she wouldn't end up like her mother. Along with her clumsiness and awkwardne
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, reviewed
This review and more can also be found at The Book Shimmy.

Fun, fun, fun! Lately I've been reading a lot of heavier/more serious books, and I needed a break. I needed somethinf cutesy and fun and fluffy. Ask Again Later is the perfect book for that. It was just so incredibly FUN to read, and it's been a while since I've felt like that!

Now, I know some people thought this, so let me make this clear: Ask Again Later is NOTHING like Pivot Point. Clear? Good. So, if it's not like Piv
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
2.5 Stars

Heart plans to have a drama-free prom with her friends, but just two weeks before the actual prom her friend Ryan asks her to be his date, and at the same time her brother kindly volunteers her to go with his just-dumped friend Troy - and just like that, we have a prom nightmare.
The story is told as two alternate dates: in one Heart decided to go to prom with Ryan, and in the other one she goes with Troy. This was interesting for the first half of the book, but then some stuff in the d
2.5 stars!

I really wanted to like this book, but I didn't. I think someone who has a higher tolerance for weak characters may like it more, but Heart just let everyone walk all over her and it made me crazy.

The plot line is really interesting. Heart has 2 options for prom and the author writes as if both realities are occurring simultaneously. But it just wasn't interesting enough and Heart wasn't an engaging enough heroine for me to stay absorbed in the book. I read this chapter by chapter unt
Rosaline (Rosaline's Rolls & Scrolls)
Very cute and adorable with a likable MC. Read it for laughs and a delightful and bubbly evening.
Biena (The Library Mistress)
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-copy, 2014
Crossposted at The Library Mistress

Aside from the really pretty cover, what made me read this book is PROM. I don't know why, but I've always liked stories about the Junior-Senior Prom. Well, maybe because it is that one dreamy night where everyone is licensed to be pretty if not gorgeous, where no one will think you're extravagant because you're wearing couture and dancing crazy in couture at that, or perhaps, I just know that it is definitely a moment to remember. I was lucky I got to experien
nick (the infinite limits of love)
Feb 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

I was going through a rough day when I decided to pick up Ask Again Later. I was angry, sad and just wanted a book to make me feel like there are good things out there. Ask Again Later was the ultimate perfect book to get me out of my sour mood because it managed to bring out a smile on my face the entire time I was reading it. If I had to briefly describe Ask Again Later, I would say that it's Pivot Point with a prom!

We meet Heart, who is an adorable and entirely loveable young girl who gets as
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
Heart is going to prom with her friends, until her friend Ryan asks her (and has a very specific reason why they should go as friends), and then her brother tells her she has to go with his friend who just got dumped.
Heart can’t decide which offer to take up, so she flips a coin – Heads she goes with Troy, Tails she goes with Ryan.
Then we get two stories – Prom with Troy an
J. Greene
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was absolutely adorable--it had all the makings of a good contemporary, it was all light and airy and it made me feel good. The romance was perfectly timed even if a little predictable but most of the time you can see these kinds of things coming--this book was no different. But, I enjoyed it. I liked watching it all like a spectator.

The thing that made this book was the whole "heads or tails", alternating beginnings, endings, happenings, Basically our MC, Heart, is asked to the prom b
Sophia Sardothien
Yeah next time I should really look at what the synopsis has written. THE ENTIRE BOOK IS ABOUT ONE PROM OMFG I MIGHT AS WELL DIE. It wasn't only that that annoyed me, I did not connect to the characters as I hope I did :( I basically feel like all of their personality is flat which its a big deal since its contemporary hello? XD I'm not saying this book is bad or anything I'm just saying it's not one for me :/ ...more
Wendy Darling
Cute...but not quite as cute (or substantial) as it could have been. I also never really understood the point of the two realities, being that the (view spoiler) one was so absolutely uninteresting and (view spoiler). I liked the narrative voice, though, so I would try another book by this author down the road. ...more
Brittany S.
Edited 2/1/14: bumping this rating up because I just thought it was so darn cute.
egalley approved by HarperTeen via Edelweiss
SO cute! I loved so so so much about this book! The characters were fantastic and I felt like Heart in so many ways. Schroeder was totally an amalgam of so many of my crushes and man, I wish I had a crew like No Drama Prom-a because I was that girl with the friends but not the boyfriends.

The only place it got sticky for me was all of the "stereotypical" prom stuff, just b
Samantha (WLABB)
Oct 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, contemporary, romance
This was exactly what I needed. Something fun and super cute. I liked the way Czukas handled the alternate timelines. The way she alternated between "heads" and "tails" and highlighted the similarities in both timelines worked well for me, and I was so happy to see Heart come to terms with one of her biggest fears.

Jenni Arndt
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-ebook
Holy cuteness overload, Batman! I went into Liz Czukas’ debut novel, Ask Again Later, with some pretty high expectations after seeing some love for it from friends of mine. The novel delivered in every way I could have expected it to and then some. This is good ol’ teen drama, fluffy fun!

As soon as we meet our MC Heart her personality starts to bleed off the page. We meet her in a rant about how much she hates her name which leads her into some weird ramblings about talking fish and what it’s l
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Due to my recent hunger for a cute contemporary to bring me to a different carefree world, I loved Ask Again Later. There was a certain flippancy about the whole thing, and combined with how much parallel universes appeal to me. Liz Czukas has a talent for handling the two universes, overlapping prom events effortlessly and avoiding redundancy with those overlaps. After Heart was asked to prom twice by two different people, she was
Brandi Kosiner
Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I wanted to read Ask Again Later because it sounded like a cute read and I like the premise of being able to live out both flips of the coin and see what changes and how it effects her. I was glad to see it on Edelweiss for review and I have a good run with Harper Teen.
It came through with the cute and fun. Heart, the main character is easy to like and she learns how to stand up for herself in this one, we get to see the heads side where she goes with Troy, and tails with Ryan. I liked the
Wow Liz Czukas is really climbing the ladder of becoming one of my favourite artists! I loved/adored her previous book and this one gives me the same feelings.

The main character is wonderful, though I felt sorry for her. What kind of parent names her kid Heart LaCouer. I can imagine that she wants to change it whenever she can, I would do the same thing.
Heart is a wonderful friend and a person who takes care of people. However I wished she was a bit stronger against her brother (who was a total
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