Dream (Once Upon a Prom #1)
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Dream (Once Upon a Prom #1)

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by Jeanine Le Ny
     
 

Taffeta and tuxes and dresses and drama! This adorable trilogy chronicles the weeks leading up to prom, culminating in the big, unpredictable, magical night itself.

Best friends Jordan, Tara, and Nisha are psyched for the senior prom. All three are loving the dress and shoe shopping. The limos have been ordered. Beautiful Jordan is a shoo-in for Prom Queen,

Overview


Taffeta and tuxes and dresses and drama! This adorable trilogy chronicles the weeks leading up to prom, culminating in the big, unpredictable, magical night itself.

Best friends Jordan, Tara, and Nisha are psyched for the senior prom. All three are loving the dress and shoe shopping. The limos have been ordered. Beautiful Jordan is a shoo-in for Prom Queen, bossy Tara is head of the Prom Committee, and sweet Nisha is in love with her wonderful boyfriend. But what happens when Jordan decides to rebel, Tara HAS to find suitable date in time, and Nisha's strict parents say no to her boyfriend -- and to prom?
Some serious, clock-ticking drama!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545028158
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Series:
Once Upon A Prom Series, #1
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author


Jeanine Le Ny is the author of I Heart Bikinis: Island Summer. She lives on Staten Island with her husband.

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Dream (Once Upon a Prom #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It¿s senior year and prom is coming up ¿ in a mere four months! There are plans and preparations to be made regarding dates, dresses, and getting permission to attend. Best friends Jordan, Tara, and Nisha are caught up on the pre-prom mood all are thrilled to go. Jordan has the perfect dress and date and, being a gorgeous blonde cheerleader, will probably be prom queen but lately, after having met a different guy, she¿s having doubts if prom queen is really what she wants. Tara is the head of the prom committee, but her other prom plans aren¿t turning out so nicely she can¿t even find a decent dress or date ¿ until a secret admirer starts texting her. Nisha¿s afraid her strict Indian parents won¿t let her go to the dance, seeing they forbid her to date, but Nisha¿s determined to go with her boyfriend (the one her parents don¿t know about). As prom date looms ever closer, these girls¿ lives will change as well. Once Upon a Prom: Dream was overall a very cute book, but very average. There wasn't really anything that made this novel stand out from other girly books I've read. There are the boy drama and fashion dilemmas classic to chick lit. The only thing that was missing was the friendship spats, and I hate to say this, but I actually think that a fight amongst the friends would've made the story more realistic because these three friends seemed really different from each other. I wasn't always rooting for the characters either: Tara came off as a shallow girl, Jordan seemed very confused, and Nisha couldn't get her priorities straight. If there's one thing in the characters I could admire, it was their persistence in what they believed in. This novel is good if you're only looking for a short and light read, because the story isn't particularly meaningful. Once Upon a Prom: Dream was not one of my favorite novels and not one that I'd recommend unless you are a devotee to all things chick lit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I also love how if you put all three books on top of each other in order, it makes a person! Haha! Anyways, these books are so fun, and drama filled. I recommend it to everyone!
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Meet Jordan, Tara, and Nisha. These three girls are best friends and seniors in their final few months of high school. Like most senior girls, before graduation, attentions turn to the Prom. Yes, Prom with a capital "P." By now, they have college sorted, and are waiting for graduation. So Prom is the last big event until then.

DREAM is the first book in a series of three chronicling their journey to get to the prom.

The story is fairly straightforward. First, you have Jordan. Jordan is the shining star of the three - cheerleader, dating the star quarterback, pretty, smart, and nice. However, after getting a less than satisfactory grade on a photography class assignment, Jordan begins to look at herself a bit more closely. A chance encounter in a movie queue line with a strange boy opens Jordan's eyes to things she took for granted or ignored.

Next you have Nisha. Nisha is the Indian girl hiding her American boyfriend from her old-school parents. Nisha wants to go to the prom with Brian, but after six months of dating, she hasn't let him meet her family yet. Nisha tries to formulate a plan that will allow her to go to Prom with Brian, without her parents finding out that the prom is a dating function.

And last you have Tara. Tara is the 5th-wheel, without a boyfriend and the chairperson of the Prom Committee. Tara starts receiving text messages from a secret admirer. The three girls try to figure out who the mysterious "K" is. Only after agreeing to meet with "K" does Tara start to put her plan to get a date for the prom into action.

The girls are in the beginning stages of getting set to go to the prom. So far, only one of them has bought a dress. Jordan is fighting attraction for her new friend. Nisha's parents have provided her with a proper Indian boy to escort her to the prom. And Tara has created a hottie from the school mascot.

The story has been left open-ended for the continuation in DRESS, book two of the ONCE UPON A PROM series, with a countdown of 3 weeks and 5 days to go.

With prom season soon upon us, the book was a nice, innocent, and refreshing story. It was easy to get into the lives of all three girls and trying to figure out how everything was going to work out. Being part of a trilogy, though, the reader is left with loose threads and the desire to have the next book in the series ready to go. Jeanine's story moves quickly and the reader is caught up in the stress and panic that surrounds what is supposed to be one of the best memories of high school. DREAM will not disappoint those that are preparing for their own Prom, or those that attended many moons ago.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is sooooo great! I can not wait to read the next book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Three friends all on the verge of their most memorable high school moment: the Prom. Jordan, a cheerleader who led her team to the Nationals, is the girlfriend to Nate, the most popular guy in school, and is sure to win Prom Queen, but when a class problem and a new boy come along, she begins to wonder if Nate and Prom Queen title is what she really wants. Tara is the head of the Prom committee, but when a secret admirer starts texting her (and it not turning out to be who she wants) and one of her Prom helpers stages a coup, she starts to question if Prom night is going to be all that perfect. Nisha is an Indian-American, and her super-strict parents haven't even heard of the Prom¿will she be able to figure out a way to convince them that she has to go, with secret boyfriend Brian in tow? As the first in a series of three, Le Ny takes the reader into the lives of three girls getting ready for Prom in the four weeks before it happens, with a countdown beginning each chapter. Each character is extremely well-written, really giving the reader good insight into each of the girls' personalities. I also really enjoyed Nisha's chapters because of all the Indian terminology used (learning new things!), as well as the whole strictness factor because of her culture. The last three chapters leave the reader with a cliffhanger ending for each of the girls, making me glad that the second book is out already, and the third out in just one month (although in some stores already), all at a pretty cheap price as they're all small paperbacks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutly great. Full of Drama. But u have to read all the books in the series. I read all 3 in about 2 days! Its really good!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book. When I first read it I could not belive ,but it is a good example of what happen when prom is thrown at you in high school.With a stereotypical teenage girls she's a blonde cheerleader and has a sports playing bf'boyfriend' and is a shoo-in for being prom queen.She has two best friends one with a lot of stess because she's head of the prom committee to make it perfect.The 2 important things she's missing a star date & dress. The other friend has overprotective parents because they are natives of India. They won't let her have a bf but she secretly has one ,but when she has to explaine what prom she may have to stech the truth to have them let her go.