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21 proms Teen Book 21 proms


Authors include: Libba Bray, Jacqueline Woodson, Ned Vizzini, John Green, Sarah Mylnowski, Melissa de la Cruz, Holly Black, Brent Hartinger, Lisa Sandell, Will Leitch, Leslie Margolis, Cecily von Ziegessar, E. Lockhart, Jodi Anderson, David Levithan, Dan Ehrenhaft, Liz Craft, Aimee Friedman, and Adrienne Vrettos

Prom nights from hell Teen Book Prom nights from hell


Illuminate Teen Book Illuminate

Agresti, Aimee.

A brainy, shy high school outcast interning at a Chicago hotel discovers that the hotel staff has an evil agenda planned for her classmates on prom night.

Prom Teen Book Prom

Anderson, Laurie Halse.

Eighteen-year-old Ash wants nothing to do with the 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.

Zombie queen of Newbury High Teen Book Zombie queen of Newbury High

Ashby, Amanda.

While trying to cast a love spell on her date on the eve of the senior prom, Mia inadvertently infects her entire high school class with a virus that will turn them all into zombies.

Perfectly dateless : a universally misunderstood novel Teen Book Perfectly dateless : a universally misunderstood novel

Billerbeck, Kristin.

Entering her senior year at St. James Christian Academy, Daisy has less than 200 days to look stylish, develop social skills, find the right boy for the prom, and convince her parents to let her date.

24 girls in 7 days Teen Book 24 girls in 7 days

Bradley, Alex.

Jack Grammar, average American senior, has no date to the prom. Or so he thinks. Percy and Natalie, Jack's so-called best friends, post an ad in the classified section of the online version of the school newspaper. They figure it couldn't hurt. After all, there's not much in this world sadder than Jack's love life. Soon Percy and Natalie have assembled a list of girls eager to go to the prom with Jack, including one mysterious girl known only as FancyPants. He has just seven days to meet and date them before he will ask one special girl to the prom.

Princess in pink Teen Book Princess in pink

Cabot, Meg.

In a series of humorous entries, high school freshman (and Genovian Princess) Mia tries to get her reluctant boyfriend to take her to the prom.

Prom dates from Hell Teen Book Prom dates from Hell

Clement-Moore, Rosemary.

High school senior and yearbook photographer Maggie thought she would rather die than go to prom, but when a classmate summons a revenge-seeking demon, she has no choice but to buy herself a dress and prepare to face jocks, cheerleaders, and Evil Incarnate.

Prom crashers Teen Book Prom crashers

Downing, Erin.

It was love at first sight for Emily and Ethan. But then Em lost his number and , with it, all hope of finding a real boyfriend before the end of senior year. All she knows about Ethan is his first name, that he has a supercute smile, and that he's going to a prom this month. Which high school? That's anyone's guess.

Prom & prejudice Teen Book Prom & prejudice

Eulberg, Elizabeth.

For Lizzie Bennett, a music scholarship student at Connecticut's exclusive, girls-only Longbourn Academy, the furor over prom is senseless, but even more puzzling is her attraction to the pompous Will Darcy, best friend of her roommate's boyfriend.

Jessica's guide to dating on the dark side Teen Book Jessica's guide to dating on the dark side

Fantaskey, Beth.

Seventeen-year-old Jessica, adopted and raised in Pennsylvania, learns that she is descended from a royal line of Romanian vampires and that she is betrothed to a vampire prince, who poses as a foreign exchange student while courting her.

Will work for prom dress Teen Book Will work for prom dress

Ferris, Aimee.

Seventeen-year-old Quigley and her best friend Anne have big plans to prepare for prom, including working to earn money for dresses, but both girls seem to have chosen their prospective dates badly as Anne's family crisis affects them all.

Tessa Masterson will go to prom : a novel Tessa Masterson will go to prom : a novel

Franklin, Emily.

Feeling humiliated and confused when his best friend Tessa rejects his love and reveals a long-held secret, high school senior Luke must decide if he should stand by Tessa when she invites a female date to the prom, sparking a firestorm of controversy intheir small Indiana town.

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Two parties, one tux, and a very short film about the Grapes of wrath Teen Book Two parties, one tux, and a very short film about the Grapes of wrath

Goldman, Steven, 1964-

Mitch, a shy and awkward high school junior, negotiates the difficult social situations he encounters, both with girls and with his best friend David, after David reveals to him that he is gay.

Suzi Clue :   the prom queen curse Teen Book Suzi Clue : the prom queen curse

Kehm, Michelle.

Suzi Clue, a mystery-obsessed freshman with her own sense of style, investigates "the curse of the prom queen" at Seattle's Mountain High School.

The anti-prom Teen CD Book The anti-prom

McDonald, Abby.

On prom night, Bliss, Jolene, and Meg, students from the same high school who barely know one another, band together to get revenge against Bliss's boyfriend and her best friend, whom she caught together in the limousine they rented.

Ditched : a love story Teen Book Ditched : a love story

Mellom, Robin.

When high school student Justina ends up in a ditch in the middle of the night after prom, she stumbles to a nearby 7-Eleven where she tries to recall exactly how she got there.

October mourning : a song for Matthew Shepard Teen Book October mourning : a song for Matthew Shepard

Newman, Lesléa.

Relates, from various points of view, events from the night of October 6, 1998, when twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was lured out of a Wyoming bar, savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die.

Prom : a novel based on the major motion picture Teen Book Prom : a novel based on the major motion picture

O'Ryan, Ellie.

Nova Prescott is the president of this year's Prom Committee at Brookside High. After an accidental fire causes the prom decorations to go up in smoke, Jesse Richter is enlisted by the principal to do so community service and help Nova repair the damage. Will Nova go to the dance with Jesse (to whom she is attracted), or with Brandon Roberts (with whom Nova had wanted for ages to go to the prom)?

It's our prom (so deal with it) : a novel Teen Book It's our prom (so deal with it) : a novel

Peters, Julie Anne.

Told in separate voices, Azure, who is a lesbian, and Luke, who is bisexual, help plan an inclusive senior prom while Luke is writing and producing a musical about his life, both are working through the crush they have on their friend Radhika, and all three are dealing with problems at home.

My fair godmother Teen Book My fair godmother

Rallison, Janette, 1966-

High school sophomore Savannah wants to find the perfect prom date after her boyfriend breaks up with her to date her older sister, but when a godmother who is only fair becomes involved, Savannah finds herself in trouble in the Middle Ages, along with a boy who would like to be her charming prince.

Limos, lattes & my life on the fringe Teen Book Limos, lattes & my life on the fringe

Rue, Nancy N.

When she is nominated for prom queen as a joke, African-American high school junior Tyler Bonning starts a campaign for an alternative prom and finds support in the pages of an old book labeled "RL."

A really nice prom mess Teen Book A really nice prom mess

Sloan, Brian.

Gay high school senior Cameron Hayes endures a disastrous prom night when forced to take a girl as his date, and after fleeing the dance in disguise, he finds himself involved in a surprising on-stage performance, a high-speed police chase, and unexpected revelations.

Anatomy of a boyfriend :   a novel Teen Book Anatomy of a boyfriend : a novel

Snadowsky, Daria.

In her last semester at a private school in Fort Myers, Florida, seventeen-year-old Dom finds her life transformed by her first boyfriend, Wes, a track star at the public school her best friend attends.

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