Monday, 23 April 2018
Blog Tour & Review: A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall
Love it or hate it, you’ll never forget it. In this heart-warming novel, Swoon Reads star, Sandy Hall, explores a classic high school celebration, capturing every relatable and hilarious teen milestone along the way.
Cora: Dating Perfect Boyfriend Jamie. Has NO IDEA how to break up with him…
Paisley: Anti-prom. Somehow nominated her anxiety-ridden best friend for prom king…
Henry: Hates social situations. Invited to prom by the most popular girl in school. SEND HELP!
Otis: Half of one of the cutest couples in his class. Not quite ready for a post-prom hotel room…
Lizzie: Shy. Excited to go to prom. With a boy. Whose name she doesn’t know.
Cameron: Loner. Over high school. Just wants to meet the mysterious girl who’s been leaving him notes…
Jacinta: Unnamed Nerd Girl #3. Determined to become the star of her own life, starting with prom…
Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, A Prom to Remember, from Sandy Hall (author of A Little Something Different), is a funny and cinematic look at the biggest dance of every high schooler’s life.
This type of book - YA, contemporary - isn't my typical kind of book but I was drawn to it firstly by the cover and then secondly by the awesome blurb so I jumped at the chance to take part in the blog tour, and expand my horizons, and I'm glad that I did!
A Prom to Remember is a light entertaining read all about the life of a group of teenagers on the build-up to their senior prom.
This was cool for me seeing as proms aren't really that big of a deal in the UK - or they weren't ten years ago! - but due to TV and movies, they've always been a fascinating topic.
The story is told from multiple pov which I initially struggled with. Keeping all the names straight and deciphering their connections to one another, was more than my poor brain could handle for when I say multiple pov, I mean a lot of pov!
We're not talking two or three or even four here!
Thankfully, it got easier as the book went on and I was able to settle into the realistic snapshot of these kids lives and just enjoy the teenage shenanigans, insecurities, and self-discovery.
This wasn't a book that I'm likely to read again - as I said, it's not my typical read - but I'm so glad that I read it for it made me smile and helped me escape a miserable week.
I'll definitely be recommending it to my teenaged niece.
I enjoyed the cover for this one. It would definitely catch my eye in a bookstore.
Sandy Hall is a teen librarian from New Jersey where she was born and raised. She has a BA in Communication and a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University.
When not writing, or teen librarian-ing, she enjoys reading, slot machines, marathoning TV shows, and long scrolls through Tumblr.
A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT was her first novel.