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Prom Impossible

(Prom Impossible #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  1,376 ratings  ·  86 reviews
1 girl + 1 prom + 3 guys = Prom Impossible!

Cassidy decides her senior year, including prom, will be about Michael Greenwood, the boy destined to be her soul mate. One problem. He hasn’t figured that out yet.

But certain events meant as innocent pranks—that weren’t completely her fault—introduce her to Zeke, the reformed bad boy. And cutting deals in the boys’ bathroom with
Published May 1st 2014 by Redpoint Press (first published April 29th 2014)
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Nemo (The ☾Moonlight☾ Library)
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Sep 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Sam Chase
Aug 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars, ibooks
Rating: 3.25 stars

This book ended up being a nice surprise. I bought it for free on iBooks, so I didn't expect much. However, I ended up really enjoying it! The main character had such a unique voice, and I liked reading from her point of view. My only criticism of her was she was very vulnerable- and not in a good way. She took everything as an insult and cared waaaay too much about how other people saw her. Nevertheless, she was strong-willed and seeing her concoct elaborate plans (just to hav
Michelle Wrona
*Review copy provided by Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.*

Expecting a cheesy prom read, I was hoping for the best, with crossed fingers of course. But then, BOOM this is what this book came at me with in the end:

So our lesson over here is don't judge a book by their cover.. or summary/look. We all expected a book that has to deal with a disaster prom, but this is something else. This book deals with true and pure reality, and about days in the life of many teenagers
Kira Carter
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From the moment I started reading this book I fell in love with it. It's just one of those sweet teen reads where the girl can't get the boy she actually loves and problems occur throughout that help her finally see the true meaning of love. I love how easy it is to relate to the characters and how you can actually compare your life to the life of Cassidy. Overall I gave it 5 stars because I highly recommend that you read it and its free at the moment so it's a a must have!! ...more
Sep 15, 2015 rated it did not like it
Well, that was no fun.


I'm usually a sucker for contemporary romance but this book is the worst. I'm sorry, but it is. The cover is super cute and I thought the book will be like that as well. What a disappointment it was.


Cassidy, the protagonist is just ridiculous. The talks too much AND she talks nonsence, she makes one bad decision after another. Every word that goes out of her mout is a lie, she's fuul of teen angst and that's just tiring. She's 17 but she's acting like a 12yo. So sad.
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review*

This story was exactly what it says in the synopsis: a modern-day Shakespearean romantic comedy... which had me laughing out loud throughout the entire story. One thing that I loved about this book is that Cassidy was easy to connect with, showing how stressful of a time high school can be, and how much you strive to be accepted and loved by peers and friends, but that it takes to courage to do what she did and find a way to overcome al
Hard to get through

Although the general story was good, the narration was difficult to get through and the end felt very rushed. Almost as if the author was just as done with writing the story as I was reading it. The main character was incredibly annoying... She rambles which I guess is supposed to be cute and endearing, but it was just tiresome and corny. The main character acts more like she is twelve than seventeen and does weird over the top impulsive things that any normal, sane, person wi
I don't know if I like it or hate it. Maybe both :/ ...more
Prom Impossible......a more fitting title should be 'Diary of a stupid, stupid girl' . Ugh.
Rachel Marie
I went into this book hoping for a light, cute, fluffy read. And I'm pleased to announce that I did, in fact, get that. This is a fun little read that will definitely have you reminiscing your high school years and prom (if you went, which I did not) or imaginging your years to come if you're not there yet.

Cassidy has her plan: get Michael to realize that he's her soulmate, and go with him to the senior prom, and make senior year the best year ever. Only issue? Michael doesn't really notice her
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Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun young adult novel featuring the humor in angst readers can enjoy from the comfort of the couch even after high school and laugh at how serious the issues felt at the time. Full of unique characters and numerous teen antics this was a fun read. A touching tale of coming of age, getting what you wish for, and self discovery.
Amanda Lauritzen
One day I was looking through my tablet trying to find a e-book, because my mom said I could download a book of it was free. And I came across this book. I am forever grateful. That I did. Prom impossible was one of the best books I have ever read. I suggest you read it. And I also read the second book in the series it was equally as good
Jan 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
I enjoyed this wasn't especially thrilling or very different from other young adult books I have read, but I still thought it was a good read and it is worth reading. I liked the characters and this book has a happy if you like those things I would recommend. ...more
Donna Midgley
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Drama follows Cassidy around all the time. She’s a magnet to it and she has a habit of getting herself into stupid situations that sometimes end badly. I found it very funny throughout and I’m looking forward to read more from her.
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Prom impossible was very intriguing and I couldn't put it down. When I would read Prom Impossible I would feel like the character in the book would feel. I think that the settings in the book are important; they help to explain into more depth of what id going on. I don't like how the main character would alway ramble because it got her into deeper trouble. I also don't like how Jules can spend a year and a half without telling anyone that it was all her fault. I am upset that Jules thought it w
Kayla De Leon
May 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
A free digital copy was provided as part of a review opportunity from Xpresso Book Tours.

It’s been a week since I read Prom Impossible and a review should be easy enough to write but on the contrary, I am finding it difficult to do so. You see, I have mixed feelings about this book and while that was effortless to say, articulating my reasons and thoughts is much more complicated.

The book starts out with Cassidy, an incoming senior, and her cousin pulling a prank on the seniors during their prom
Melissa Ann
Apr 26, 2014 rated it liked it
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"Prom Impossible" by Laura Pauling is a romantic comedy about a high school senior, Cassidy, and her dream of having a perfect senior year that's complete with the perfect prom night with her soul mate.
Cassidy wasn't the normal leading lady we're used to in young adult fiction. She was extremely awkward and prone to ramble to fill silences or have panic attacks.

She is also a dreamer and paints fantastical scenarios
Tiffany York
Jul 02, 2014 rated it liked it
When I first saw this book and read the synopsis, I was thrilled! I mean, look at that cover! Clearly a YA book since it's about prom, we have a girl in a cute pink dress, and obviously three boys in the background. Perhaps part of my problem was that I had expectations that were too high for this book, and so it would have been pretty difficult for it to meet those standards. I really, really wanted to love this book, but I did not. Instead, I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with it. Som ...more
May 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Novel provided by Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review

Opening Thoughts
I think that my expectations for this book were way to high, and that there was no way that this book could have possibly met them. This book was meant for a younger audience, than what I am. I think that this book was better suited for middle school or early high school, and that's not really the reading group that I'm in.

I found it extremely difficult to summon any sympathy for our main character, C
Margo Berendsen
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved how the blurb compares this to a modern day Shakespearean comedy: spot on!

Truly, this story has shades of the mixed up romantic mess of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The main character, Cassidy, has her sights on going to prom with Michael, an adorable geek, but he barely notices her. So her plan is to use Jasper, the popular jock, to make Michael jealous, but when the Jasper plan starts to backfire, Cassidy gets even more creative: "I wanted to use Zeke to make Jasper jealous to make Micha
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-reads
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I got a review copy of Prom Impossible a few months ago from Xpresso Book Tours, and, since I am the worst person ever, I completely forgot about it until after I was already supposed to have reviewed it and I felt really bad so I read it right away. So here's my review, two weeks late since I'm the lamest person ever.

Anyway, now that I'm done with my self loathing, onto my thoughts about Prom Impossible!

From the very start of the book it's clea
Jun 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Prom Impossible is a fun, entertaining book that follows a girl called Cassidy. She dreams of having the perfect prom with her crush who is called Michael. This book is fascinating as we get to follow her around on a thrilling roller coaster ride and we get to watch her try to make her dream into a reality.

In the beginning of the story, Cassidy, is caught setting up a few smoke blasters and is then sentenced to an Adventure Program at school for summer. In this story, we are introduced to three
My review
Prom Impossible is a comical story that follows a girl called Cassidy who dreams of the perfect prom with the perfect guy. The book is mostly set over Cassidy's senior year, and gets us engrossed as we follow her around and watch her try hard to make her dream come true.

Cassidy is probably the most delusional character I've ever read. I mean, who thinks about soul mates at 17? She's a really random person who rambles a lot and makes up some dumb and weird excuses, but I think her vitali
Rhea Dsouza
May 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
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Katie (Hiding in the Pages)
Prom Impossible starts out with a bang--almost literally. Cassidy is caught setting off smoke bombs at school and is sentenced, by her parents, to a summer camp for troubled kids. She meets a former bad boy, Zeke, there and they have a partnership full of friction. She is determined to win her dorky friend, Michael, over because she's convinced that he's her soul mate--but he doesn't seem to think the same way. Jasper, one of the most popular guys, ends up being a part of her plan to make Michae ...more
Apr 28, 2014 rated it liked it
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Cassidy (most American name ever? quite possibly!) is coming into her senior year at school and she already has it all figured out. She's going to bag the man of her dreams this year, and she's going to the prom with him. There's just one catch, he doesn't know that yet, and because he's a nerd, he needs a good push to see the light.

Characterisation was massive in this book; Cassidy is a motor-mouth habitual liar with dete
Jun 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ya-na, contemporary
Prom Impossible is a quick, entertaining read--as long as you go into it in the right frame of mind. If you're expecting realistic drama and a mature, thoughtful heroine, look elsewhere. If fluffy book with a fairly delusional and well-meaning but totally clueless heroine are what you're looking for, then this could be the story for you.

Yeah. Cassidy's picture could be right next to the definition of "unreliable narrator" in the dictionary. Pretty much if there was anything she could do to mess
May 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: review
I don't think I've ever come across a character that talks so much randomness and rambles so often. Cassidy is quite unique and her mouth often gets her into trouble, like getting send to Adventure Camp, because her parents just don't know what to do anymore. It's not like she plans for things to go so wrong, still somehow they always do.

We follow Cassidy from the end of her junior year all the way through her senior year. Senior year was supposed to be the year everything would fall into place.
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