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Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,649 Ratings  ·  175 Reviews
Sophomore year, Nicolette Antonovich was dumped two days before prom by the hottest guy at school. As a result, she became the proud owner of one unworn, perfectly magical pink vintage dress. But Nic is determined to put that night behind her for good. She's a junior now— older, wiser, and completely overwhelmed by a new set of problems: (1) The bank's ready to foreclose o ...more
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Published December 18th 2008 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published February 1st 2007)
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Dec 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress was actually a really good, well interesting, book. It's about a teenage girl named Nicolette Antonovich. She's a high school student and, of course, there are boys involved. What high school story about a girl isn't? The so called "hottest" guy in her high school, Rascal, asks her to prom since his long time girlfriend moves. Yeah, sounds amazing right? Nope, because his miss lovemuffin herself moves back and Nicolette is left without a date to prom and the ...more
This is a cute book for teen girls. I admired it because it had nothing objectionable in it, and the main character is a good role model. It is a typical romance story that the reader can see coming, but it is a fun, light read.
While I like a light fluffy read, there was just something about the almost too high school setting in this that turned me off within the first few chapters. I liked that Nic had to deal with stuff that most teenagers don't; asking her dad to help her save her house. But the whole prom dress thing was a little too much for me. I wouldn't have kept the dress like Nic did, especially after the way Rascal dumped her as his prom date.
The almost childlike tension between Nic and her best friend Alis
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Nothing special. A bit superficial.
Kate McMurry
A cute and funny, young-adult romantic comedy

Nicolette Antonovich bought the prom dress of her dreams toward the end of her sophomore year when one of the cutest guys in school, Rod "Rascal" Pasqual, asked her to the prom. But her ecstasy turned to agony two days before the big event when Rascal suddenly dumped her and took his ex-girlfriend instead. Nic still cringes at the memory of that humiliating fiasco, but none of those painful emotions have affected her appreciation for her wonderful pro
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Briana Yanson
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is different then what I thought it would be, It doesn't have a list of uses for an unworn prom dress. The theme of this book is treat others the way you want to be treated.
Karielle at Books à la Mode
Dec 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
There are some books that make you want to rip your roots out of your head, and then there are some that are so easy and breezy to read/comprehend, that you can't keep your hands off it. Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro was a book of the latter description. There's nothing that I like better in a book, than the style it portrays, of "beach read":

Blurb: Sophomore year, Nicolette Antonovich was dumped two days before prom by the hottest guy at school. As a result, she became t
Nicolette was stood up on prom night, and her extravagant, not to mention extremely expensive dress which she hung on her bedroom door served as a constant reminder of that painful day. To cope with her distraught, her mum had came up with a list - top ten uses for an unworn prom dress.

I admit, I was attracted to this story by it's unique title, don't you think the title sounded promising? I thought I was in for a funny romance, but I was a bit disappointed by the outcome. Don't get me wrong, I
Apr 29, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this review has been put off for too long and I'm finally sitting down and doing it. Okay this book is one of the typical romantic comedies and chick lit books that any girl would love (and I do). Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress has an excellent story behind it and the plot is carried out superbly. I love Tina's writing style and I need to get her newer book ABC's of Kissing. This story line revolves around one thing a pink prom dress, the main character Nicolette, bought for her pity d ...more
P.A. Warren
Dec 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a Copy of Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress for a Honest Review
Nicolette is dumped...2 days prior to prom.Who does that..Well Rascal Pasqual apparently.All Nicolette can think of is THAT dress.She even has a list of what can be done with it.While you might be thinking is this just about a silly girl not getting to wear her prom dress its so much more then that.Nicolette has quite a bit on her plate..Her moms job is struggling,Rumors are flying around,Her friend is acting weird a
Cynthia Grinstead
I enjoyed this quick read! It will be perfect for my girls when they hit those teenage years!
This was a cute story and a book you can (and I did) read in one sitting.

While the back of the book makes it seem as if there were 10 things that the protagonist did to the prom dress which resolved all of her issues, the 10 uses were really just in her imagination, for the most part.

I liked the characters and felt they were pretty authentic. There were a couple scenarios that didn't ring quite true, but I'll let a lot slide for the sake of entertaining fiction.
Jaci McLane
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book because it is a cute, silly coming-of-age story. Nicolette is a very relatable character. Everything about this book makes it a book I want to read again and again. I would recommend this book to any young adult. I love it, and I think that most people will too.
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books, favorites
I enjoy this book for the love story and the fact that some girls actually have all this happen to them. It really brings me joy to go back and read over the horribly cheesy love paragraph. The storyline over all was horrible but I love how that just brings it all together.
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was fluff, but it was incredibly enjoyable fluff. I like that Nicolette talked to her best friend instead of letting things fester, and that she valued their friendship so much.
Teenage Reads
Aug 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Nothing can make a girl more excited, than the chance to go to an older boy’s prom. Shopping for the dress, papering for the night, the night itself, and then the days follow where you remember and gossip about the prom. What part of that does not sound perfect? Nicolette Antonovich was living in a dream as the older, but the hottest guy in the school, named Rascal, ask her to attend his prom. Ecstatic she paid her best friend older brother to drive her around to find the perfect dress. Yet two ...more
Sara Shalash
Mar 09, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just spent the last hour or two curled up into a ball, complete with a cup of tea, totally engrossed in the life of Nicolette Antonovich. I really needed a lighthearted fun read too escape from the real world for a bit, and that's just what I got. What I loved the most was that Top Ten Uses For an Unworn Prom Dress was light and fluffy, but at the same time realistic.

Nicolette has quite a bit going on with family issues on the side, two very handsome boys fighting for her, and friendship probl
Mar 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress was a great read; I started it and finished it all in one day. It wasn’t just the fact that I really liked Nicolette and felt like I knew her already, I liked the unique plot and the important messages the novel was relaying. Friendship and family had big roles in Top Ten Uses and honesty did, too. I really liked Alison and Nicolette’s friendship and I’m glad everything worked out for them in the end. I could see Alison’s side as well as Nic’s so I think it ...more
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Micaela Muldoon
This book would work best for fans of Meg Cabot and younger teens, in my opinion. It was short and sweet, and I liked it well enough.

The main character, Nic, is quite funny, but her internal logic does not always make sense, as it is contradictory at times. She has her whiny moments, moments when she thinks her dilemmas are the worst in the world when, actually, she just needs to breathe and think things through a bit. She is not too irritating overall, though.

Her best friend ss disappointingly
Dec 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ya fiction and romance lovers
I read this book when it first came out and it instantly became one of my favorite happy reads. I have read it so many times I already know the page numbers of a few of my favorite scenes. {48, 67, 72, 101-129 and 194} This book seriously gives me butterflies. It is the epitome of my favorite type of easy, fun, beachy read.

Let me tell you what I love about his book:

1. Nic. I love that she is young, but not too young (if you understand what I mean). She is me (or like me) when I was a teen, alwa
May 29, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: c-the-okay
Okay, first and for most this was one of those good, fun, light-in-one-night reads. Enjoyable, goofy, I really did not need to think all that much, which was a pretty nice relief after 1984.

For the most part I liked Nic, which is a good thing because you should like the protagonist of the book you're reading. But every once and a while she stopped acting like a normal teenager and suddenly was able to quell her emotions and act in a rational manner while those around her seemed to be off their r
Mar 22, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, warm-fuzzies
I actually really liked Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress, so the 3 star rating is a little deeper than just a distaste for the story. The characters were pretty good, maybe some a little underdeveloped. But Jared at least was very likable to me. The constant role her unworn dress played throughout the book, as a crutch, a reminder, an escape... it was a creative element to the story and was well done.

However, the reason I gave this only 3 stars is because, and it took me a while to find a w
Apr 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kebetulan saya baca yang versi bahasa Indonesianya terbitan Gramedia. Dari awal cerita buku ini sudah memikat saya. Buku ini bukan hanya berkutat dengan persoalan seputar pesta prom dan persiapannnya tapi juga mengenai problema yang dihadapi oleh Nicolette yang berusaha membantu ibunya agar tidak kehilangan rumah mereka termasuk dengan cara menghubungi ayahnya (yang sudah bercerai dari ibunya dan kini sudah menikah dan memiliki keluarga baru) untuk meminta tambahan uang. Dalam upaya tersebut ia ...more
Kathy * Bookworm Nation
So, this reminded me a lot of a Janette Rallison novel. Either because of the super long title, or because of the cute teen atmosphere Ferraro created. I really enjoyed this story and Nicolette. Nicolette is dumped before prom by the school hottie, just days before the big event. She is heartbroken and still in love…with the dress. The summary does a good job describing the overall plot of the book, so I’ll just say that Jared is a sweetie, and he and Nic have good chemistry together. I could ki ...more
Melissa Dwyer
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally rated G+ by Lori Hoag
When heartthrob, Rob, throws over Nicolette for his former girlfriend two days before the prom, she is devastated, and as a result, has a gorgeous, unused prom dress. In addition, her mom’s real estate business is a bust, and her father has remarried and has a new baby daughter. When Nic begs for money to pay their mortgage, her mother is humiliated. Into this crazy mix is best friend Allison’s brother, Jared, who is beginning to show an interest in Nic, and Rod,
Parichita Singh
Nicolette Antonovich, or Nic, has many problems in life. Her parents are divorced, she still has a crush on the boy who left her alone on junior prom night, her father loves her step-sister more, there are rumors floating about her in the school; but most of all she’s an unused prom dress which she’s obsessed with.

As the story progresses, she starts falling for her friend’s brother and try not to make a bigger mess of her life.

What I liked

Fluffiness- This book has a light fluffiness of teenage
This book was amazing!!! I love the cover, Jared, Allison, Nicolette, her prom dress, the color pink, and Prom :)

Things I loved:
1. That Nicolette ended up with Jared c:
2. Nicolette was sooooo done with Rascal
3. Nicolette being obsessed about her prom dress, and prom
4. Nicolettes mom and dad make up and I finally got to meet Autumn (cute name btw c: )
5. Everything works out in the end :)

Things I hated:
1. Rascal >:[ He was
Spencer Wanlass
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-12, young-adult
Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress is a book about Nicolette who is a junior in high school and during her sophomore year got her heart broken by a then Junior Rascal. Nic has a huge crush on Rascal and is not just obsessed with him, but with the dress she never got to where because he dumped her right before prom. Nic really wants to find a event that would let her wear that amazing prom dress, but she is too discouraged by her family life she doesn't have time to find an event. Well, one th ...more
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I am the author of three young adult novels with Random House: Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress, How to Hook a Hottie, and The ABC's of Kissing Boys (AKA Ten Ways to Kiss a Hottie). In addition, I self-published The Starter Boyfriend, and released a Lunchbox YA romance, Stupid Cupid.

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