24 Girls in 7 Days

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Overview

There are few things sadder than Jack Grammar’s love life. So when his friends take it upon themselves to get him a date to the prom by placing an intensely humiliating ad in the school paper, they think they are doing him a favor. Jack doesn’t agree. But then the most amazing thing happens: responses to the ad are overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that Jack must narrow the list down. A lot. Not an easy task. Turns out, the girls at City High are quite competitive. From drive-by flashings to breaking and ...

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Overview

There are few things sadder than Jack Grammar’s love life. So when his friends take it upon themselves to get him a date to the prom by placing an intensely humiliating ad in the school paper, they think they are doing him a favor. Jack doesn’t agree. But then the most amazing thing happens: responses to the ad are overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that Jack must narrow the list down. A lot. Not an easy task. Turns out, the girls at City High are quite competitive. From drive-by flashings to breaking and entering to cell phone stalkers, these potential prom dates will stop at nothing to snag the suddenly popular Jack. How will he ever choose just one?

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Basically, this is the perfect literary valentine." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
Publishers Weekly
"This comical debut novel introduces high school senior Jack Grammar, who is so unlucky in love that his two best friends go behind his back to design a personal ad for him [so he can go to the prom]," wrote PW. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
KLIATT
Jack hasn't got a date for the senior prom, and without his knowledge his two best friends post a personal ad soliciting one for him in the online school newsletter. What began as a joke surprisingly gets a flood of responses. Now Jack's task is to sift through the e-mails and somehow schedule 24 dates before the prom, just seven days away, in order to find the girl he wants to invite. The adventures of a funny but somewhat geeky guy in date-land make for amusing light reading, featuring witty dialog and e-mails, some suspense, and a sympathetic protagonist. Jack is a true gentleman (kissing is about all that takes place), and the ending is satisfying. The intriguing title is sure to attract many readers to this assured first novel, set in Iowa City, and they will quickly be drawn into Jack's entertaining plight. KLIATT Codes: S—Recommended for senior high school students. 2005, Penguin, Dutton, 272p., Ages 15 to 18.
—Paula Rohrlick
VOYA
Young adult chick-lit from a boy's perspective is the only way to describe this book. Bradley's concept is intriguing, but the writing, while humorous, doesn't always flow because sometimes the dialogue and narrative are choppy. The plot, while somewhat predictable, creates an overall happy ending with characters that anyone would want to actually know. Because of those qualities, it is a good, quick read, and I'd recommend it to anybody. VOYA CODES: 3Q 5P J S (Readable without serious defects; Every YA (who reads) was dying to read it yesterday; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, Dutton, 272p., Ages 12 to 18.
—Abbe Goldberg, Teen Reviewer
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-When the love of his life rejects his invitation to the senior prom, Jack Grammar's so-called best friends pose as Jack and run a personal ad in the online school newspaper soliciting a date. At first, the teen is not amused, but he agrees to go along with the plan because his friends have a list of girls eager to go out with him. In fact, it is hard to avoid the young ladies who descend on him without warning. The result is a hilarious adventure as Jack tries to speed-date 24 girls in 7 days. The author cleverly gives just enough details about each girl's personality to make her a real character, and these girls are characters. The adults are wonderful role models without being didactic. As if dating isn't enough, Jack has to contend with a mysterious online pen pal who gives him dating advice. The author superbly keeps up the suspense about the big day to the very end. This entertaining guy's-eye view on dating, friendship, and understanding one's self is one that most libraries will want to own.-Linda L. Plevak, Saint Mary's Hall, San Antonio, TX Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Bradley's debut offers a palate-cleanser for those needing a break from teen novels with weightier messages. Self-described dork Jack Grammar can't talk to girls, let alone find a prom date, so his friends Natalie and Percy help his cause by placing a personal ad in the school newspaper. With prom only a week away, Jack furiously dates a jock, an egomaniacal prom queen, a melodramatic actress, and other archetypes from the typical high school. Meanwhile, he receives e-mails from FancyPants, a mysterious advocate offering advice. Jack mistakenly falls for the same plot twist readers will, and believes that Natalie is FancyPants after she teaches him how to kiss properly. A brief romance ensues, but Natalie soon realizes her heart belongs to boyfriend Dan, and Jack considers attending the prom solo after discovering who FancyPants is. A slightly implausible ending finds a more self-confident Jack escorting a date he hadn't even begun to consider. Entertaining, but not extraordinary. (Fiction. YA)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142405437
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 4/6/2006
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 539,918
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

This is Alex Bradley's first novel for teenagers.

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Read an Excerpt

I FEEL, TO BE HONEST, like a man in a space suit. In space. Because despite the fact that I’m in the middle of a stupid overcrowded narrow hallway surrounded by masses of my excessively chatty peers freshly released from fifth period, I can hear nothing but my own breath and I feel very separate and very far from my own planet and it seems like there’s no gravity. I might float away. There also seem to be stars twinkling at the edges of my vision.Where the heck am I headed? Who sent me on this insane quest? And to top it off, my hands are numb. My hands are very numb, but I keep moving down the hall, trudging onward, and now I can see the doorway from which Pamela Brown will appear at any moment. Oh, for the love of all that’s good and holy. Oh, for the love of frick. My comrades sent me on this mission moments ago with semihelpful encouragement.

“Luke,” Percy said, gripping my shoulders too tightly and using his best Darth Vader voice, “this is your destiny.”

“I’m not Luke,” I said.

“Don’t quibble, my son,” he said, still in character.

“Besides,” I added, “Luke didn’t get the girl. And the girl was his sister anyway.”Natalie nodded. “He’s got a point,” she said.

“Er . . . uh . . .” Percy-Darth said. Natalie winked at me. “We believe in you, Jack,” she said.

“But I don’t . . .” I protested. “I’m not up for this. I just don’t think it’s me. It’s not something I can do. It’s not something I’ve ever done. It’s not something I ever will do. I’m not good at it. Honestly.”

She clasped my shoulders and smiled, looking me right in the eyes, and instead of responding to my last-minute blabbering—the kind of excuses I’d been spewing all week, the kind of excuses she had talked me through ten times already—she simply turned me in the right direction and gave me a little push. Thus I was shot into outer space. I was off.My legs and feet seem to be working well, even without my direct involvement. Now I’m passing under the banner advertising the prom, the thing itself, the night of nights, my date with fate. XANADU, the banner reads. Or, as we’ve been calling it: Xanadon’t, Xanadope, Xanaduped, and, the twin favorites, Xanadoohickey and Xanathingamadoo.

Most of the students have already left Pamela’s classroom, but where is she? I have a sudden vision of her hiding just inside the doorway, back flat against the wall, waiting for me to pass so she can escape, but the reality of the situation is that Pamela wouldn’t hide from me because she doesn’t know who I am. Unless, of course, she has a remarkably good memory and recalls the one time we talked last year:

Scene—lunchroom

Time—12:32 P.M.

Setup—One Jack Grammar is waiting in line for the onlyCoke machine in the entire flipping school when he realizes a certain Pamela Brown is standing behind him. Stunned into silence by the fact of her proximity, he’s surprised by a tap on the shoulder.

PAMELA: Do you know what time it is?

Now, let’s hit the pause button, shall we, and consider our hero’s mind. John Alexander Grammar. Aka “Jack.” Aka “the Jackster.” Aka me. The question being posed to him is simple: Does he know the time? Well, does he? Yes. Therefore this should be simple, right? He is, after all, Jack Grammar, and he does, after all, have more AP credits than is possible without special permission from Dean of Students Canton Schramm. He also has a watch. He should, in all honesty, be able to answer the question before him with not only excellent accuracy, but also humor, ease, wit, and boyish charm.

JACK (looks at watch): 12:32 . . . About. I think?

PAMELA: Thanks.Not only does Jack not know what to say as a follow-up to Pamela’s expression of gratitude, but he suddenly finds himself at the front of the vending-machine line, and after shakily feeding his coins into the slot, he bumps the Diet Coke button.

In other words, if Pamela Brown remembers anything about me, it’s that I drink girl soda.Then suddenly there she is. She comes out of the classroom alone, holding her books to her chest, schoolgirl-style. (Well, she is a schoolgirl, I suppose, so that makes sense.) I marvel: even in doing something so simple as leaving a classroom, she oozes grace. She tours with a ballet company every summer, after all.

But—uh-oh and crap—she’s taking a most alarming course through the crowded hallway: she’s going all the way over to the opposite wall, whereas I’ve been sticking close to this wall, and that means I’m in trouble. Here we are at the moment of truth.Here I am, the spaceman in deep space, having finally spotted the green and lovely planet that is my destination—my hope, my dream, my personal springtime—and suddenly that planet is jumping from its expected orbit and I’m going to have to waste precious rocket fuel in a last-second effort to bring myself in. And if I miss this landing, I’ll fly right past the planet, careening on into the inky black void of space, likely never to return. . . . A dateless spaceman . . .

To my credit, I veer heroically across the hall.

Twenty feet, ten feet, five feet . . . I bring myself closer, and suddenly even walking is difficult, requiring all my concentration. Even breathing seems to be strangely complicated right now. . . .

This is absurd.

I think about the three possible opening lines that I had prepared for this moment. The lines that I spent all week writing, all last night rehearsing. The lines that are written on the palm of my left hand. But my beautiful and appropriate lines are gone from my head. There are no words in me. I open my palm a little, but I stop because Pamela is looking at me. I am blocking her path.

No time to read my lines! Must improvise! Alert! Alert! Improvisational chitchat, now!

“Hee,” I say. Hee? Did I just say hee?

“Hey,” she says, but she’s not sure about this whole thing.

Her eyes are these giant green globes—twin planets. Her hair, a golden cascade. Even her braces are like tiny jewels. . . .

Then she says a thing that blows my mind: “You’re Jack, aren’t you?”

How can I flub this one? “Yeah,” I say. “You’re . . . Pamela?”

She nods, says, “You have a little dog, don’t you?”

“Oh, him. I mean, yeah. He’s a Jack Russell terrier. If you likethat kind of thing.”

What? If you like that kind of thing?

She smiles. “I think I saw you guys playing Frisbee down in Riverside Park,” she says.

“Yeah, that would be us. We’re going to make the Olympics in 2008.”

“I like a man with a plan.”

What’s this? What is this most unusual sensation? Am I being flirted with? By Pamela Brown?

“I’ve never seen you in the park,” I say. (Lie.)

“I play tennis there.”

“Oh, really? That’s cool.” (She plays Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, four thirty to five forty-five, weather permitting, preferably on court 3, with her friend Reba. She uses a Prince racket, Wilson tennis balls, Diadora court shoes. Backhands are her strength, serves her weakness. She doesn’t sweat.)

“I guess,” she says. I look at my watch. I tap it. Why did I just do that?

“Tennis!” I bark, as if I just now heard what she said twelve seconds ago. “So what’s that like?”

“What’s what like?”

“Tennis.”

She’s got a blank look.

“It’s fun,” she says. “You’ve never played tennis?”

“Uh, no. Uh, just slightly. I mean, I was on the team in junior high.” Her blank look turns into a puzzled one.

“Hey!” I say, as if something brilliant has occurred to me. “Are you interested in this whole Xanadu thing? Because I realize we don’t really know each other, but I was just thinking that it would be a good opportunity to do just that. I mean, if you don’t already have plans.”

I can see her shoulders—her ballerina shoulders—getting ready to shrug me off. There’s a pre-shrug forming.

“Hm, prom . . .” she says, drawing the word out and considering it as if it were something she’d heard of but never really thought seriously about. She nods. “That sounds kinda cool.”

“I don’t know if it’ll be cool per se. But it’ll be a thing.”

“A thing?”

“A thing? Did I just say ‘a thing’?”

“Uh-huh.”

“What did I mean?” I say.

“What do you mean, what did you mean?” she says.

“Ha-ha!” I say. Forced laughter. “It’s just that, well. A fine time will be had by all. That sort of thing. And, well—And, so—And, and—I guess—Well, I mean . . .”The great spirit of doubt is clouding her face. I have to rally fast.

“Well, we being seniors and all,” I explain, “it’s our last chance for us to go in for this sort of stuff. And the fantastic transgenic forces of springtime are surging around us. And who can pass up an opportunity to eat some cheap cake and all? And punch! Do you like punch?”

Her eyes have narrowed, and she’s angled her shoulders away from me, and for a brief moment I see her look past me, at someone or something behind me.

“You’re a senior?” she asks.

“Yeah . . .” I say. What’s she getting at?

“I thought you were, like, a sophomore.”

“Well, I was,” I say. “I used to be. . . .”

“Hm,” she says. “Weird.”

“But should I call you or something, or . . .”

“It’s just,” she says, “that I don’t think I’m going to the prom.” And she walks away.

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Interviews & Essays

Q&A with author Alex Bradley

Where did you grow up?
I was born at the age of four and grew up on a farm in Missouri. One of my earliest memories is of a cat waking me up by purring in my ear. My family flew a lot of kites. Our driveway was so long that it was like walking to the other side of the moon. There was a shortcut across the hill, but still, my point remains.

When did you start writing?
I don't remember. Probably when I was about four. I wrote all my letters backwards, but I got them turned the right way soon enough. I write, eat, and shave with my left hand, but do everything else right handedly. Pretty special, I know. I can also curl up my tongue and whistle through it.

I was good at writing in grade school and junior high. I was the kid who wrote stories that were so charming that my teachers would read them out loud to the entire class. Worse yet, sometimes I was rewarded by having to read the story aloud myself. Not much of a reward, I know. By the time I was a teenager, I realized I actually wanted to be a writer, especially if it meant I never had to wear a tie.

Why do you write for teens and what interests you about this audience?
I write for teenagers because they inhabit the space between childhood and adulthood. This just makes for darn good stories. Also, teenagerhood is pretty short. It begins, it ends, and suddenly you're an "adult". Because it¹s so short and because it¹s a border between childhood and adulthood, it can be an intense time. Plus, the hormones.

When you were in high school, were you anything like Jack Grammar?
I think he's cuter than me. But, yes, I guess I was sort of dorky in a nice way. I certainly never dated 24 girls in 7 days. If only. But I have dated 7 girls in 24 years. I tell you what, though, I would have liked to have been Jack¹s friend. He¹s a good guy.

Did you go to your prom? Did you have a date?
I didn't go to junior prom, but I did go to senior prom and I asked a friend of mine who I really, really liked and we had an absolutely wonderful time and pretty soon after that she became my girlfriend. Woo hoo! Shout out to Gina G.!

Is it true you live in a house made out of strawbales?
No, that's a vicious rumor. My archnemisis spreads rumors like that around all the time. My house is a normal house.

Have you ever been to Iceland?
No, but I've always wanted to go. Hey, what the bleep kind of question is that?

Just curious, that's all.
Okay. Fair enough. I like the way you think.

Thank you.
You're welcome.

I like your hat.
Oh, thanks. It's just something I picked up on the street.

What do you mean?
I found it in the street.

Oh. Okay... Um...Back to the interview. Yes, let's see. Uh, what are your hobbies?
Cooking, fishing, bicycling. I used to collect stickers. I just got a digital camera, so my new hobby is hilarious self-portraits. I also take pictures of good-looking food, and I¹m going to make a scrapbook filled with these pictures called "Good Eats". I know, I'm a guy, and I¹m not supposed to be scrapbooking. But thems rules be crazy.

What were some of your previous jobs before you became an author?
I'm not a very good worker. In high school I was a lifeguard, which was pretty cool. As an adult, I taught college for a little while.

Have you started working on your next book? Can you give us a sneak peak?
Yes. Absolutely not. Better luck next time.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

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    Absolutely Wonderful

    24 Girls in 7 Days is a great book. Jack Grammar can't get a prom date, so his two best friends start a personal ad in their school's online newspaper. It all started as a joke to get Jack's confidence up to allow him to get a prom date. However, it eventually gets to the point where they create a program called 24/7--24 girls in 7 days. This book is full of romance and humor. It's a great book and I recommend it to anyone looking for a quick, funny, worth-while read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2009

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    Great Book!

    Katlyn Reynolds
    Ms. Terrell
    6th period
    24 Girls in 7 Days
    In the book 24 Girls in 7 Days, by Alex Bradley, Jack Grammar, the main character, fails miserably when he tries to ask his long time crush, Pamela, to prom. While Jack and his two best friends, Natalie and Percy, know that Pamela is completely out of the picture they try and figure out what Jack will have to do to find a date for prom. Jack is showed by one of his fans an ad that was put in the school newspaper supposedly by himself. The ad states that an girl who wants to go to prom with him should email him and he will get back to them. When Jack discovers this he gets super mad and begins to blame Natalie and Percy for making the ad. It was Natalie and Percy that put the ad in the newspaper and when jack tries to confront them, they both tell him about how many responses he has already gotten.
    Although he is mad, he cant resist looking at the responses and thinking how prom could turn out to be great. Soon Jack is a wanted man by hundreds of girls. Because there are so many girls, Natalie and Percy decide to narrow it down to twenty- four. They also make it into a contest to see if Jack can go out with twenty-four girls in a week and pick his prom date out of the list. Soon Jack is intrigued with emails from "Miss FancyPants," but he does not know who she is because she want tell him her name. In the meantime, Jack is busy meeting the twenty-four girls on the list and trying to make a decision. Who is Miss FancyPants, and who will be the lucky girl that Jack chooses as his prom date?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2008

    Absolutely amazing.

    Reminded me of one of my best friends, he's just like Jack was. I read the whole thing in one sitting. It was very good and well written. I loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2008

    The Twisted Prom Date Search

    Jake Grammar needs a date for prom because he has never had a date in his life. Therefore, his friends, Natalie and Percy, set an internet ad on the school website for Jake to get a prom date that he wasn¿t notified of. Now, Jake needs to pick twenty-four girls to go out on dates with in seven days. Can he do it? Throughout his dates, he experiments drinking, getting hangovers, blowing dangerous stuff up, and kissing. What will he get into next? In addition, through his journey, he starts getting e-mails from a girl named `Fancypants¿. Is she his true? Whom will he take to the prom with? 24 Girls in 7 Days, by Alex Bradley, would be a good book for girls at the sixth grade level and up because of some of the words and wordings r hard to understand for that age. In addition, that¿s when some kids getting into funny romance books, which this one is. Jake keeps on doing stupid funny stuff like getting turned down, turning down the wrong girl, and asking girls how to kiss. It is funny when Adrian, a girl who actually likes Jake, always seems to know the right time to see Jake kiss other girls, which was about three different girls. Also, when Jake goes out with one of his friends, but they brake up like the next day is hilarious. However, I did not like that it didn¿t keep me up at night reading the book or at least thinking about it. I guess 24 Girls in 7 Days just isn¿t the right book for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2008

    24 Girls in 7 Days

    The book is 24 Girls and 7 Days, by Alex Bradley. When two friends put an ad in the school newspaper, that Jack needs a prom date. Lots of girls were responding to the ad, there were so many that it had to be narrow down to 24 girls. He goes out with lots of girls that he is not sure whom to pick. Who is he going to pick? In some way you can compare you life to Jack, the way he is, or what he is going though. This book is really for teens to read. If you are not into the whole prom thing this book is not good for you. I would rate this book 10. I like this book because this is something that a person might go thought in their senor year in high school, going to prom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2007

    Geek or Great?!

    24 Girls in 7 Days is a very good book. If is about a guy named Jack Grammar and the difficulties that he is having trying to get a date for home coming. I guarantee that if you like the types of books where the main character is having all sorts of troubles and seems like they¿ll never get out of it, you will fall in love with this book. If may seem as if this book is all about one guy and his problems but it¿s not, it also has some problems that his two best friends are having. All three of these characters make it seem as if you are in the story with them. 24 Girls in 7 Days is definitely the type of book that makes you want to jump up and down at times, and at other times it makes you either want to cry or crawl under the covers and think about how your life has been compared to the life of Jack Grammar. After reading this book it may make you think about how your senior year was or is going to be. Although this book may make you feel excited about making it to your senior year, it also might leave you dazed and confused about what you will do when you get to twelfth grade. ¿Jack¿ has made me think more detailed about how many different groups of people there are in school. 24 Girls in 7 Days is the type of book that you could read over and over again and not get bored. I hope that someday I¿ll have a life like Jack Grammar and some of the greatest friends in the world like him. I¿m pretty sure you¿ll feel that way too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2007

    I was sooooo disappointed when it ended!

    This was one of the greatest books I've ever read. It was absolutely phenomenal!!! It's the sort of book where once you put it down you can't stop thinking about it and yearning for a sequel! I am completely smitten with charming Jack Grammar!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2007

    A reviewer

    Wow. This book was so amazing. It was funny, and provides insight into a average person's life. It shows that not everyone is really confidant and cool. Fancy Pants was definately my favorite character '. I also enjoyed rereading the book and picking up on some of the more subtle hints/foreshadowing. It is one of my favorite books. You should read it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2007

    OMG- best book ever

    I loved this book! I read it in like only 6 hours. I absolutely loved it. I can't really say anything else, because I just finished it and I am speechless. I would suggest this book to anyone who likes a romance/comedy book. This book was awesome! Great plot, and it showed the sturugles of teenage love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2007

    LOVED IT

    I am on a reading roll lately. THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD THAT I READ IT IN A DAY! I couldnt put this down. The dialouge was witty. Especially since Alex Bradley considers Diet Coke a GIRLY soda. haha Stronly recommended to kids my age or girls that like lovey-ish girly books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2007

    take a look...

    What a great book! This book was funny (it had GREAT tongue and cheek humor) and it was also one of those books where you fall in love with the main character. Jack Grammar was soo funny and delightful that when he finally showed up with his prom date, you were smiling from ear to ear. Though this book lacks emotional depth, it makes up for it in its excellent style of writing, and its share humor. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2007

    cuuute

    this isnt like an AMAZING book...but i really liked it. its just cute. its a really easy read if you just need to like read pages for school or something...but if not...its still a good book! :) i liked it...and Jack is so adorable! haha!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2007

    24 Girls in 7 Days Done in 10 Days

    Jack Grammar is not the pro when it comes to being a ladies man. Prom is coming up in a week and he doesn¿t have a date, so his best friends Percy and Natalie arrange dates for him so he can have a date for prom. Then he will get to decide what girl he wants to go to prom with. Jack wasn¿t too happy with the plan at first because he thought it would cause stress for him to choose a girl, but he just went with the flow. By the end of the dating week will jack have chosen a girl to take to prom or will it come out as a big disaster? Some reasons I didn¿t really care for this book was because the ending of it just left you hanging, and really didn¿t give you a good complete thought. At the beginning of the book it was really a cliff hanger after every chapter, but as it got near the middle and towards the end the book got really long and boring. It was boring because it just kept talking about the dates Jack went on and there were all mostly similar. This book reminds me of the MTV show Next because in the show one person gets to go on five dates with five different people and at the end of the dates the person gets to pick someone to go on a date with again. That is sort of the same thing with Jack he gets to go on dates with different people and then he gets to choose one girl to take to prom. Overall this wasn¿t a bad book it just had some slow parts, and the ending was a total surprise, but I didn¿t even like the ending at all. If you like humorous sort of romance books this might be a good book for you to check into reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2006

    well...

    its funny, i give it that, but the writing itself wasn't all that. also, it was confusing, the events didnt go with each other. if your bored, then you should read this, but if you're looking for something great to read, then ...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2006

    COOL

    This book was a awsome enjoyment to read and that is all I have to say!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2006

    great book

    i just finished reading this book a few days ago and i thought it was amazing! i usally do not enjoy reading books that often but after reading this book it has inspired me to read more. i could not put the book down! this book was very funny and written very well. I tought the ending was kind of disappointing but overall the book was great...would recommend this book to any teen!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2005

    ...

    I thought that this was a really good book. I live in Iowa City, and didn't know that that was where the book was set! It was really cool to make the personal connections to the places they went, like Dane's Dairy, and downtown. Overall, the book was kind of confusing, and I thought it was interesting, but kind of predictable who FancyPants was. His writing style was kind of choppy, but I thought it portrayed the whole Prom dilemma rather well. It was a good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2005

    OMG/ SPOILER!!!!!

    No offense to mr. bradley but i hated this book it's ending sucked! I think he totally should have ended with natalie and not adrian it was making me crazy i read the whole book just in case there was a twist and they ended up together. i just wish that he wouldn't have led me on cause i was totally number one: not expecting them to break up in the first place and number 2: hoping and praying that they would get back together i'm not angry just a little sad and disapointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2005

    This is a great book....read it!

    I find this book very funny. It has the best ending Ever. I would recommend it to any teen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2005

    Great read!

    Finally a young adult novel that isn¿t packed with sexual undertones! Humorous. I read it in a day. Oh the stresses of Prom, trying to find a date, and the practical jokes of close friends!

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