Prom Author:Laurie Halse Anderson High school senior Ashley Hannigan doesn't care about prom, but she's the exception. It's pretty much the only good thing at her urban Philadelphia high school, and everyone plans to make the most of it- especially Ash's best friend, Natalia, who's the head of the committee. Then the faculty advisor is busted for taking the prom money, and As... more »h suddenly finds herself roped into putting together a gala dance out of absolutely nada. But she has help-from her large and loving (if exasperating!) family, from Nat's eccentric grandmother, from her fellow classmates. And in putting the prom together, Ash learns that she has choices about her life after high school. Prom has everything that award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for-humor, poignancy, teen readers' tough issues dealt with head-on, and a voice teen readers will recognize as their own.« less
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A nice, quick read. Anderson's writing flows as effortlessly as always. The main character is a bit different than her previous ones, I found her very enjoyable. The characters were rich and I felt everything was well presented and well represented.
I like Anderson's books but I also dislike them. They have a great influence on people but that's also why I dislike them. I read books to escape from the world's problems so reading her defeats the purpose. PROM was masterfully written but depressing. Anderson has wrote the book in a very negative yet great way.