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Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Narrator: Alex McKenna Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2019 ISBN: 9781984886231
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In a Philadelphia high school, who doesn’t care about the prom? It’s pretty much the only good thing that happens there, and everyone plans to make the most of it—especially Ash’s best friend, Natalia, who’s the head of the committee and has prom stars in her eyes. Then the faculty advisor is busted for taking the prom money and Ash finds herself roped into putting together a gala dance. But she has plenty of help—from her large and loving (if exasperating!) family, from Nat’s eccentric grandmother, from the principal, from her fellow classmates. And in making the prom happen, Ash learns some surprising things about making her life happen, too. Download and start listening now!

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  • Modern teen life just outside Philadelphia is vividly drawn in Ashley’s first person tale, and it’s both screamingly funny and surprisingly tender. Expect teen readers to be quoting aloud to each other, and giggling. Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tabitha | 2/12/2014

    " What I liked best... it was short. It was bearable enough to get through, but if you've ever read a book where an author is trying too hard, you'll understand why I wouldn't recommend. I think the inner-city stereotyping was just unbearable at times. The book had moments of humor and Ashley's family was quite entertaing... just enough to give 2.5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lillian | 2/11/2014

    " I bought this at the Rochester Teen Book fest a few years ago, and had it signed by the author. It was the first of her books that I read, but she's become a favorite of mine subsequently. I think this may be her best work, though--it creates a realistic, but still entertaining portrait of multiracial urban teens preparing for that classic teen milestone in new and interesting ways. Her style is breezy, but captures the voices of her characters extremely well, and I found the story both compelling and highly enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 2/10/2014

    " No one does attitude like Laurie Halse Anderson. I read this in one sitting, it was gripping, and well-written and fun. And I love, love, love how she describes things. There's this scene where the main character is kicking the washing machine again and again. It totally made the book worth it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorie | 1/28/2014

    " Good book, but I wasn't thrilled with the ending...I don't like when books end unrealistically with all conflicts being perfectly resolved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayla | 1/25/2014

    " this book is not a favorite of mine its kind of a typical "teenage" label book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 1/24/2014

    " very very good! such reality "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lacie | 1/4/2014

    " Well, what do you expect from a review by me for a Laurie Halse Anderson novel? Yes, indeed. It was truly a magical book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 713 | 12/18/2013

    " Spectacular. Rediculous and touching too. OMG read it now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tori | 11/19/2013

    " I loved this book stragnely it was very good but kind of naughty so i don't recomend it to younger children *laughs* =] "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Court | 11/2/2013

    " i did not like this book. I mean, it kept me reading but i didnt like the characters or what really went on in it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 bekah | 9/7/2013

    " I didn't think that this book was as good as the rest of Laurie Halse Anderson's works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jourdan | 8/29/2013

    " I don't know why I don't read more from Laurie Halse Anderson. I probably should because I've loved the books she's written that I've read. I loved this book and the happily ever after ending. I would recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lina | 8/11/2013

    " This was a funny book to me, I liked how it had a happy ending and everything :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/30/2013

    " Fun- not as heavy as her others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maddie | 5/4/2013

    " i didnt really like it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brillare | 1/31/2013

    " I got a few pages in, but I really didn't like it. It had bad language, was kinda suggestive, and was just generally icky. I also didn't like that the MC had such a nasty boyfriend. He was a totally manipulative jerk, and she just went along with it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suey | 9/17/2012

    " Not what I expected after reading some of this author's other stuff. It was kind of obnoxious and crass. I wanted a sweet prom story. Sweet, this was not. Oh, well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Seneca | 6/24/2012

    " a book to make you relax and to make you laugh "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mirela | 5/13/2012

    " I enjoyed this book, it was a quick read and the characters were realistic. I felt like I was pulled along with Ashley trying to deal with the new changes in her life and in herself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kira | 12/16/2011

    " So far I don't really like the way Ashley's boyfriend treats her and how she just puts up with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Honeybee | 5/23/2011

    " A little lighter than the rest of her stuff, but a good read nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Briana | 5/18/2011

    " its about a girl she is going to a pretty prom dance... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Courtney | 5/9/2011

    " Ugh. I love a good cheesy book about high school, but this book was terrible! The main character was not likeable at all and after about 50 pages I just skipped to the end. I really enjoyed reading Speak, so I was excited to read more of Anderson's book. Don't bother with this one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paige | 4/30/2011

    " This was so ghetto and SO annoying "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Savannah | 4/11/2011

    " This book was terrriable. The main charecter is extreamly annoying and spends the entire book complaing. If you are looking for a reason to make Bella from twilight seem like a happy go lucky girl, please, look no furthar. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabiha709 | 4/9/2011

    " I thought that this book wsa really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 4/4/2011

    " i loved this.... even though i usually hate books like this. but it was really relatable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danica | 3/11/2011

    " I read this book a year ago and I don't really remember much about it, but I do know that it was an okay book.

    Nothing really stands out to me looking back on it, but I do remember enjoying this book.

    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 3/10/2011

    " Very real...wakes you up from dreamland...love this author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 3/6/2011

    " I also liked this book because it is by Laurie Halse Anderson. I think she is a very good author. Her books keep you very interested. I rated this book as a three bucause it was good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 3/4/2011

    " This book was kinda dramatic and I thought that if anything else had happend, it might as well have been a soap oprea. Well, it might not have been THAT dramatic, but it was pretty close. "

About the Author

Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling author, writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous American Library Association and state awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists. Chains also made the Carnegie Medal shortlist in the United Kingdom. She lives in northern New York, where she likes to watch the snow fall as she writes. She and her husband, Scot, plus their menagerie of critters, enjoy country living and time in the woods. When not writing or hanging out with her family, you can find her training for marathons or trying to coax tomatoes out of the rocky soil in her backyard.

About the Narrator

Alex McKenna is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator and a television and film actress best known for her role as Abby Macy in the television series Crossing Jordan.