Sunday, 18 May 2014
Book: Prom Impossible by Laura Pauling
Cassidy wants the perfect senior year. And the perfect prom date, which would be Michael, the boy that she thinks is her soul mate, but Michael hasn't been paying attention to her and she has to come up with a plan, and that is where Jasper comes in. Jasper is one of the most popular boys in school and in exchange for Cassidy writing his English papers he agrees to date her and make Michael jealous. But muddying the waters is the guy that Cassidy met over the summer at Adventure camp, Zeke, the guy that she thinks she hates, or maybe just likes as a friend, or maybe makes her insides go all fuzzy...
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Prom Impossible is one of those books that would make an awesome chick flick, there's the slightly geeky odd heroine and there's the popular guy that isn't actually all he seems to be, and the guy that the heroine never really noticed she liked and liked her until it was almost too late. Plus you have the rest of the high school drama to keep you entertained.
I liked how the book started and ended with a prom, the first one the Prom that got Cassidy into trouble in the first place, and the Prom that didn't end like she wanted it to but did give her the ending that she deserved. Add to that that throughout there were laugh out loud moments (mainly from Cassidy, though her brother Carter had some pretty funny moments himself.)
And I loved the fact that there was a lot of focus on friendship in the books, particularly between Zeke and Cassidy before it became evident that they were actually wanting more than friends. In most of those cases the characters bounced off each other well and the friendships were real and deep feeling.
Now the boys, because there were three of them, Michael, Jasper and Zeke. Personally I thought that it was fairly evident which of the three Cassidy was going to end up with (and he was the one I was routing for all along). All three guys were distinctly different though, Michael was very geeky, and perhaps the more obvious choice (popular girl-geek boy), then there was Jasper the obnoxious jock, and Zeke the bad boy (well not really that was just the image he gave off). I loved how different they are.
This was a fun and enjoyable read, you should check it out if you're after a chick book!