Sunday, April 22, 2012

"Forever Yours...Faithfully" YA Fiction About Prom

Before donning the silk and sparkles, check out some dance-tabulous Prom fiction:

Take A Bow (Elizabeth Eulberg)
With the Senior Showcase recital approaching, Sophie is grateful for the support of her friends and boyfriend, Emme and Ethan wonder whether they could be more than friends and bandmates, and Carter does not know how to admit that he would rather be a painter than a performer.
Tessa Masterson Will Go To Prom (Emily Franklin)
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 in their small Indiana town.
Magic in Manhattan (Sarah Mlynowski)
What if all your wishes could come true? In Bras & Bromsticks,fourteen-year-old Rachel learns the outrageously unfair fact that yes, magic exists, but she's not the one who's a witch: Miri, her younger sister, is! The magic continues in Frogs & French Kisseswhen the teeny-tiny love spell Rachel talks Miri into casting goes horribly wrong. Now the fate of their family, the world, and senior prom is in Rachel's hands...

Kiss, Crush, Collide (Christina Meredith)
Leah's path has been laid out for her by her controlling mother and perfect sisters--prom queen, valedictorian, college, country club wedding--but when Leah meets a boy who is not in her social class, she begins to question what she wants for herself.
It's Our Prom (So Deal With It) (Julie Anne Peters)
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.
Illuminate (Amy Agresti)
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.

21 Proms (David Levithan, ed.)
Contains twenty-one stories of prom by a variety of authors including Cecily von Ziegesar, Melissa de la Cruz, Daniel Ehrenhaft, Billy Merrell, and others.
The Anti-Prom (Abby McDonald)
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.
Cindy Ella (Robin Palmer)
Sophomore iconoclast Cindy Gold publishes an anti-prom letter in her high school newspaper, but when she develops a crush on her SAT tutor, on top of the ones she already has on popular senior Adam Silver as well as a boy she has been exchanging instant messages with, she begins to doubt her own convictions.
Cycler (Lauren McLaughlin)
Seventeen-year-old Jill is a fairly normal high school senior whose focus is on getting a certain boy to ask her to prom, but four days a month she transforms into surly Jack who decides it is time he had his own life and a chance with the girl he wants.
Every Man For Himself
Ten short stories about being a guy. Seriously, how can anyone resist that cover????
Fake Boyfriend (Kate Brian)
When Lane and Vivi's best friend Isabelle has her heart broken by her unreliable boyfriend, they decide to save her by inventing a new boy on the internet to ask Isabelle to the prom, but the scheme quickly becomes complicated, and the results surprise them all.
Fat Hoochie Prom Queen (Nico Medina)
Margarita Diaz's feud with Bridget Benson reaches its boiling point as both girls run for prom queen, but as their campaigns turn dirty, the girls learn some surprising truths about one another and themselves.
Flirting With Disaster (Rhonda Stapleton)
Felicity's tendency to ignore the rules in her job as cupid leads to trouble when she accidently makes the whole school fall in love with Derek right before prom, and she matches her best friend Andy with a new guy only to have Andy become so besotted she has no time for Felicity.
Haunted High (Lawrence Gordon)
Sixteen-year old Eddie is detoured down an old deserted road one evening where he receives a message asking for help, and his research reveals the plea originated from the exact spot where a couple of teenagers were killed on prom night twenty years earlier.

Hex Hall (Rachel Hawkins)
Witch Sophie Mercer, having been sent to a reform school by her father after a prom night spell went horribly wrong, learns her roommate, who is the only vampire on campus, is the suspect in a series of attacks on students and sets out to find the real culprit.
L8R, G8R (Lauren Myracle)
Throughout their senior year in high school, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela continue to share "instant messages" with one another about their day-to-day experiences as they consider college, sex, the importance of prom, and the inevitable end of their inseparable trio.
Perfectly Dateless: A Universally Misunderstood Novel (Kristin Billerbeck)
Entering her senior year at St. James Christian Academy, Daisy has less than two hundred days to look stylish, develop social skills, find the right boy for the prom, and convince her parents to let her date.
Prama (Jamie Ponte) 
Six very different high school students experience prom in their own way--from being a pity date to trying to win the title of prom queen--but they all deal with drama. 

Prom (Laurie Halse Anderson) 
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.
Prom Dates From Hell (Rosemary Clement-Moore) 
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 Nights From Hell (various authors) 
Five long anti-Prom stories from authors Stephenie Meyer, Meg Cabot, Lauren Myracle, Kim Harrison, and Michele Jaffe. Cynical prom horror.
Zombie Queen of Newbury High (Amanda Ashbury)
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.


  1. Wow! That's a lot of books about prom. Wonder if there has been one about bitter high school girl sabotaging entire prom? I would read that! Oh, well, at least my daughter went to prom!

  2. That's not all of them, either! It's just the ones I thought were most interesting. As far as Prom sabotage, Stephen King's Carrie is the only one I can think of right now.

  3. I never went to prom during my high school years because I was homeschooled, but in 2010 and 2011 I did get to go to a special needs prom called Shine with two of my girl friends and my boyfriend. It was fun. We all had a blast! Talk about prom night being the best night of your life!

  4. The Shine prom was awsome! We did all kinds of stuff such as games, dancing, dinner and a red carpet entrance into the church. They really went all out! The Shine proms in 2010 and 2011 were the best nights of mine and my girlfriends' and boyfriend's lives! We hope they'll do it next year. Go Shine!


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