A Prom to Remember - Sandy Hall | Book Discussion

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Pages: 310
Publication: Swoon Reads
Release date: April 24, 2018
How I got the copy: Raincoast Books

I usually tend to post at least once or twice a week but this month has been a bit difficult for me, which is why it's been a couple of weeks since my last post. I'll spare you the details so let's get into what you're here for.

A Prom to Remember follows seven (yes, you read that right! SEVEN) high school senior students with their own individual problems, revolving around one senior prom. If you're new around here, seven different perspectives isn't daunting to me, I particularly enjoy multiple perspectives but I know many people who do not enjoy them. In saying that, seven is a lot for the casual reader but the story isn't complicated to follow and it's easy and a cute read.

Here's a break down of the character:
Paisley: Sarcastic feminist who wants nothing to do with prom. Has somehow managed to nominate her anxiety-ridden best friend for prom king...

Henry: Quiet ballplayer who hates social situations. Invited to prom by the most popular girl in school. SEND HELP!

Otis: Charming, popular, and one half of one of the cutest couples in his class. Doesn't know how to tell his boyfriend that he's not quite ready for a post-prom hotel room experience...

Lizzie: A little bit shy, and a lot excited to finally get out of her comfort zone and go to prom. With a boy. Whose name she doesn't know.

Cameron: Loner with two jobs and zero friends. Is so done with high school and this whole town: the only thing he still wants to do is 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. Now if only she could find a date....


As you can see, each character has a different problem and I'd say this was done to cover a large pool of issues kids could face during their high school senior year, grabbing a potentially larger audience. I enjoy reading young adult but this one felt a little bit more juvenile and at this point in my life, I find there are larger issues to talk about and deal with, even as a high school student. The prom related issues also weren't that interesting to me. 

This is the first Sandy Hall book I've tried to read but if this one's similar to her other titles I don't think I'll be picking up anymore of her books in the future. I really wanted to read A Prom to Remember because it sounds cute and I love reading cute young adult books but this one just didn't intrigue me enough to keep reading. Yeah... I don't think I mention I didn't even get half way through. Anyway, that's how I felt about this book. Let me know what you think and what you liked about A Prom to Remember, if you've read it.

*A copy of this book was provided to me by Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review*

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