Monday, September 25, 2006

Brandi's Basement - Prom

Here's a fantastic book from the Read for a Lifetime list. Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson is a story for the every-girl. Ashley is classified a "troubled student" by basically the entire faculty of her high school. She ditches class, rarely does her homework, has more detentions than time, works at a pizza place in a rat costume, and her boyfriend has a one way ticket to nowhere. Her best friend Natalia lives next door with her parents and her crazy, ravioli-eating, Russian-speaking grandmother.

One day everything changes.

Word leaks out that the math teacher stole all of the prom committee's funds. Now there's a chance the prom will be canceled. After some prompting by Nat, Ashley steps up to help save the prom.

Prom has its laugh out loud moments but also has the capacity to make you think. Find out if Ashley succeeds in her mission to save the prom.

See if this book is available, or place a request.

Brandi Smits

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