Prom (Paperback)

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Containing everything she's known for, this latest novel by the award-winning author of "Speak" and "Catalyst" describes the angst surrounding an American teenage rite of passage: the senior prom.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780142405703
SKU 31293659
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0142405701
Release Date 2/2/2006
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.5T
Author Info
Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson grew up in Syracuse, New York. Ever since she was a young girl, she loved to read books. Even though she tended to read many books at once (a habit that she still has!), her favorite book was J.R.R Tolkein's THE HOBBIT. Now that she's a role model for many young aspiring writers, Laurie has three important things that she thinks kids who want to write should know: 1.) Read everything you can get your hands on, 2.) Be kind to your English teachers, 3.) Don't be one of "those people" who just talks about being a writer--BE a writer! It seems that Laura followed her own advice, because her first young adult novel, SPEAK, was nominated for the 1999 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. When Laurie found out that she had been nominated, she felt "stunned, honored, grateful, giddy, bewildered, amazed, thrilled. And happy. Very happy." Laurie feels that the highest reward any author can receive is to know that he or she has written a good story. Besides this award-winning young adult novel, she has also written three picture books: NO TIME FOR MOTHER'S DAY, TURKEY POX, AND NDITO RUNS, all of which were received with praise. Laurie's favorite writers are Chris Crutcher, Francesca Lia Block, Karen Hesse, Karen Cushman, and Robert Cormier. A fun fact: her grandfather was a forest ranger.
Praise
"[T]eens will love Ashley's clear view of high-school hypocrisies, dating, and the fierce bonds of friendship."
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Annotation A self-defined "normal kid," Ashley Hannigan is a mediocre student, has a lame part-time job, a gorgeous but not-that-great boyfriend, and a large, annoying family about to get even bigger due to her mother's fifth pregnancy. Unlike absolutely every other 18-year-old in her high school, the senior prom is just not on her agenda. When Nat, her prom-obsessed best friend, persuades Ashley to help save their suddenly cash-poor senior prom--the funds danced away with the math teacher--the tide turns. The more involved she gets, the more Ashley realizes that she has the power to change her future, if she wants to. Laurie Halse Anderson is also the author of the best-selling book, SPEAK.
Editors Note When the faculty advisor is arrested for stealing the funds for the prom and the event is cancelled, Ashley Hannigan feels terrible for her best friend and prom-enthusiast Natalia and so comes up with a plan to get the prom back on track with the assistance of her family, classmates, and Natalia's creative grandmother. Reprint.
Editors Note 2 Eighteen-year-old Ash wants nothing to do with senior prom, but when disaster strikes and her desperate friend, Nat, needs her help to get it back on track, Ash's involvement transforms her life.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 0216
Publisher Puffin Books

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