The Anti-Prom

The Anti-Prom

by Abby McDonald


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“Lightly wicked fun in formal wear, filled with bickering, breaking and entering, and quick getaways.” —Publishers Weekly

Three unlikely allies: popular Bliss, bad girl Jolene, and shy, studious Meg — team up for a night of rebellion, romance, and revenge after each experiences her own prom disaster. A hilarious, heart-tugging, high-stakes dramedy about three girls and one unforgettable prom night from acclaimed author Abby McDonald.

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ISBN-13: 9780763658472
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.61(w) x 8.19(h) x 0.82(d)
Lexile: HL720L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 Years

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The Anti-Prom 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
While Prom is the dream of many high school students, for three girls it becomes the worst night of their lives. Bliss finds her boyfriend and her best friend making out in the limo. She can't bear to go back into the dance and pretend that everything's fine. She wants revenge. Jolene isn't the type of girl who goes to Prom, but she's there against her will. She's wearing a pink dress with ruffles and she's hating every minute of it. When Bliss breaks down and asks for her help, she thinks there might be a way to save the night, after all. Plus, she might find a way to get back at her father. As the two girls stumble into the night, they come across Meg driving away from the Prom. Meg doesn't have a date or any friends waiting for her. Her Mom would have wanted her to have this experience, so she came. But she can't bring herself to go inside. When their paths cross, Meg reluctantly helps the two girls. Although the three of them would never have been caught dead hanging out together, for one night, they might break the social cliques of high school and become friends. One thing is for certain - it will be a Prom night to remember. Abby McDonald has a knack for taking ordinary life situations and creating engrossing reads full of drama, friendship, and a little romance. THE ANTI-PROM takes a hard look at high school cliques, questioning their significance and their worth, and provides an entertaining read in the bargain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book like four years ago. I dont remember anything but that it was FREAKIN AWESOME!!!! The first chapter is a little iffy for the restof the book but it was still awesome. I recomd it for the age group of 9 to 13 year olds. :)
Starryblue More than 1 year ago
A good adventures prom story. I would recommend The Anti-Prom to a person who is looking to read a fluff and adventurous read. My favorite character was Meg. She was always nervous and worried. Jolene was the rebel girl. Bliss was miss popular.I was surprised that Meg did not stay with Tristan, since she had a crush on him. In the end Scott was a great match for Meg. During, prom Bliss uncovers her boyfriend, Cameron cheating on her with one of her friends named, Katiyln. She immediately wants to seek revenge and asks Jolene to help her.They seek out to destroy Katiyln in any possible way. Meg provides Bliss and Jolene with a ride to their destinations.Along the way they use Katiyln's diary to damage her reputation, but what they don't realize is that the diary will destroy many students' lifes. The diary contains material on students deepest secrets.My final thoughts were that Bliss never blamed Cameron, instead she took out her anger all on Katiyln. In my opinion Cameron deserved a good slap on the face.
DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
The Anti-Prom was everything I wish my own prom had been: wildly adventurous, dangerous, and romantic. But Abby McDonald gives us all that one night in this book and its so much fun to tag along. Three very different girls, popular Bliss, rebel Jolene, and geeky Meg are thrown together in an unlikely threesome determined to make prom night what each one wants. Bliss is driven by revenge on her boyfriend Cameron who she sees fooling around with Kristen in the back of their limo. Jolene has years of built up hatred for her father, who she sees as turning his back on her and ruining her college fund. And Meg, who I identified so much with, is just always in the shadows. No one could believe she went to prom, or how she looks after her transformation by the other two. But I get ahead of myself here. The story is told from each girls perspective and it really flows nicely. There are a lot of wild scenes and by the end, each girl's story ends with things all right. Perfect for a beginning of summer read where you can laugh and sigh, and remember your prom, and just how different one night can be for a girl.
JamesterCK on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My opinion: I knew going into this book that it would be a lighthearted read, and I was definitely ok with that since the last 3 or 4 books I read were pretty emotional. It all starts with a girl named Bliss who finds her boyfriend cheating on her at prom with her best friend. She turns to the school's resident bad girl Jolene for advice on how to get revenge on them. Jolene reluctantly agrees to help (she doesn't feel much sympathy for Bliss though since she's part of the "in" crowd that seems to look down on everyone else). On the way out of prom to put their plan in action, they run into Meg who is all but invincible in the school. They persuade her to let them in the car and soon Meg gets mixed into their shenanigans. The three of them embark on a journey of revenge, while unknowingly to any of them they start to become something they never though possible: friends. This was a cute book. You can relate to these characters easily, because you can either identify yourself as one of them when you were in high school, or you knew someone like that. For Bliss, the adventure started out as just getting revenge on her boyfriend and supposed best friend, but ultimately it turned into much more than that. She slowly begins to realize that the opinions she and her friends form of other people are not necessarily accurate, and that their behavior is sometimes very hurtful. Jolene is always the bad girl, pushing the envelop and getting into trouble, but it's nice to see the softer side of her at times and I think she really only needed someone to really listen to her problems and sympathize with her. And Meg, I guess I could see a little of myself in Meg. I wasn't invincible in high school, but I know what it's like to be super shy and have low self esteem. I always tried to avoid conflict too. But as she starts to see that not all risks are bad, she starts to loosen up and enjoy herself. I wish more kids in high school could learn to open up a bit more and stop being afraid to be themselves, but as long as there are kids like Bliss' and her friends around it makes it hard. Sometimes it seems like it's better to be invincible than be the target of mean comments and jokes. Luckily I never had to go through that; I think if anything I fell more on the "mean girl" side of things and I do feel bad for things I have said in the past. This book really made me reflect on that and what I would do differently now if given the chance. Overall it was a super cute book, fast read, and I like the way it jumped around to each of the girls so you could read first hand what she was feeling and thinking. The cover is cute, not sure if this will be the final cover but the dresses the girls are wearing are perfect, just like they're described in the book. My rating: 3/5 stars
lilibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bliss, Jolene and Meg would never hang together. But Bliss needs to get back at her two-timing boyfriend, and Jolene agrees to help. Meg is the designated driver.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book now! I loved it so much and I really couldn't put it down. It's full of drama and it's really funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many hearts and stars for this awesome book. It was wonderfully created and I wished it had a sequel. &hearts &hearts #&9541
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I read this book and i am 11! Great book!
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PLEASE make this a free Friday book! PLEASE!
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I hate Cameron. He's such a jerk...