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ARC Review + Giveaway: A Prom to Remember

April 27, 2018

22718738Release Date: April 24, 2018
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Love it or hate it, you’ll never forget it. In this heart-warming novel, Swoon Reads star, Sandy Hall, explores a classic high school celebration, capturing every relatable and hilarious teen milestone along the way.

Cora: Dating Perfect Boyfriend Jamie. Has NO IDEA how to break up with him…

Paisley: Anti-prom. Somehow nominated her anxiety-ridden best friend for prom king…

Henry: Hates social situations. Invited to prom by the most popular girl in school. SEND HELP!

Otis: Half of one of the cutest couples in his class. Not quite ready for a post-prom hotel room…

Lizzie: Shy. Excited to go to prom. With a boy. Whose name she doesn’t know.

Cameron: Loner. Over high school. Just wants to 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…

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, A Prom to Remember, from Sandy Hall (author of A Little Something Different), is a funny and cinematic look at the biggest dance of every high schooler’s life.

 

A Prom to Remember is Sandy Hall’s fourth novel, and it’s just as cute and character filled as her previous books! To help keep all of the characters and who they interact with, I made this character guide:

While so many characters can be confusing at times, I love the way Hall intertwines their stories and creates distinct personalities. Even though the POVs focus on Cora, Paisley, Henry, Jacinta, Otis, Lizzie, and Cameron, the secondary characters are just as much a part of the story as the main characters and I enjoyed seeing the friendships overlap. Once I diagramed who each of the seven main POVs were interacting with, I was better able to keep their stories straight, which is why I transferred my diagram over to an online version for others to use. Disclaimer, not all of the relationships are connected as there is a lot of overlap, but I tried to show as many of them as possible.

What I love so much about Hall’s books (and why I keep coming back for more) are fluffiness of them. A Prom to Remember is a delight to read and I adored how cute it was. I could not tell you which POV I liked best as it changed each time it switched. The switches happened frequently, so just as I was getting into one storyline, it would switch over to a different character and I would get caught up in their story. With summer coming up, this is the perfect beach read for anyone looking for a fun, contemporary YA filled with friendships and fluffy relationships.

Overall, A Prom to Remember is another hit by Sandy Hall! Fans of her previous books will love this fun, end-of-senior-year-prom-filled novel!

My Rating:

*This ARC was provided to me by the publisher through Xpresso Book Tours and NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.*

About Sandy

I’m a teen librarian from New Jersey where I was born and raised. I have a BA in Communication and a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. When I’m not writing, or teen librarian-ing, I enjoy reading, slot machines, marathoning TV shows, and long scrolls through Tumblr. A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT is my first novel.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover April 27, 2018 at 6:39 AM

    This novel looks adorable and fun! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Also, great diagram lol! I’ll have to use that whenever I pick this novel up.

    Thanks for the reivew!
    ~Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover

    • Reply Jordan May 17, 2018 at 7:50 PM

      Thanks, Lefty! I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it (and let me know if the chart is helpful)! 😀

  • Reply Giselle April 27, 2018 at 7:30 AM

    This sounds adorable and I love the character chart! I find large character stories can often be very entertaining and full of charm! Glad you liked it! 🙂

    • Reply Jordan May 17, 2018 at 7:49 PM

      Thanks, Giselle! The cast of characters were definitely charming and I’m glad I made the chart so I could better connect all of them in my mind 🙂

  • Reply Kris April 27, 2018 at 7:32 AM

    This sounds like such a good book!!

    • Reply Jordan May 17, 2018 at 7:51 PM

      It was really fun and cute read!! I hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply Jenn @ Bound to Writing April 27, 2018 at 11:33 AM

    This sounds adorable! It’s great that even with so many POVs, the book is still easy to follow.

    • Reply Jordan May 17, 2018 at 7:51 PM

      It helps that the chapters were pretty short and kept the story/characters moving 🙂

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