Friday, May 31, 2013

It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) by Julie Anne Peters REVIEW

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Title: It's Our Prom (So Deal With It)
Author: Julie Anne Peters
Year Published: 2012

Synopsis: When Azure's principal gives her the chance to turn the school's traditional (and boring) senior prom into an event that will appeal to everyone, not just the jocks and cheerleaders, she jumps at the opportunity. Soon Azure manages to convince her best friends, Luke and Radhika, to join the prom committee as well.

Facing heavy opposition and admittedly clueless about prom logistics, the three friends are nonetheless determined to succeed -- if Luke's and Azure's secret crushes on Radhika don't push the committee members, and their friendships, to the breaking point first.

Review: I would describe this book as a light, fun high school LGBT story. It isn't one of those brooding coming-of-age inner dialogue YA books. The high school situations may not be very realistic, but everyone's high school is different. 

There is a musical in this book that I enjoyed reading about. It was interesting how the author dealt with bisexuality. The relationship the main characters have with their families is also interesting to read about. The characters are really quirky and even the side characters really come through at the end. 

This was overall a fun read. I would suggest this book to mature middle school or early high school readers interested in reading an LGBT high school story. I give this novel a 3.5/5.


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