Release Date: April 12, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Publisher
Three unlikely allies team up for a night of rebellion, romance, and revenge in a high-stakes dramedy from acclaimed young author Abby McDonald.
They’ve spent years at the same high school without speaking a word to one another, but that’s all about to change. Popular Bliss was having the perfect prom until she found her BFF and boyfriend making out in the back of a limo. Bad girl Jolene wouldn’t be caught dead at the prom, yet here she is, trussed up in pink ruffles, risking her reputation for some guy – some guy who is forty minutes late. And shy, studious, über-planner Meg never counted on her date’s standing her up and leaving her idling in the parking lot outside the prom. Get ready for The Anti-Prom, Abby McDonald’s hilarious, heart-tugging tale about three girls and one unforgettable prom night.
The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald was way more adventuresome than I thought it was going to be! I don’t know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t the high stakes romp that takes place!
It’s Prom night and everything is supposed to be perfect, but when Bliss finds her boyfriend doing some serious making out with her friend her first thought is revenge. This sets in motion a night of semi illegal and flat out illegal activities.
All three of the characters are completely different. Bliss if the bitchy popular girl, Jolene is the bad girl, and Meg is the nobody. When they all teamed up it made for good drama, if a bit cliched. Meg was my favorite. Maybe because I could relate to her the best. She’s the quiet one, always on the fringes of conversations. Jolene was very interesting too. She’s self destructive so you have to find out what she’s going to do next.
I wish that there could have been a tad bit more romance in the book, but it focuses more on friendship and the girls coming into their own. Overall, this was a fun read. I recommend The Anti-Prom if you are in the mood for something lighthearted and fast!