Prom-ising Reads

Whether you’re going to the prom, or kicking back at home, here are some prom-themed reads from our Young Adult Collection.

Art Geeks and Prom Queens – Alyson Noël. Before Noël wrote the Immortals series, she wrote about ordinary teens in realistic situations! Sixteen-year-old Rio moves to California from New York, and despite being an art geek somehow lands a space in the hip-girl clique, only to discover that popularity doesn’t always lead to happiness.

The Debs – Susan McBride. Alright, technically this is NOT a prom novel, but … debutante balls are a little prom-like.  Best friends Laura, Ginger and Mac hope for invitations to be introduced to Houston society as Glass Slipper Debutantes, while Jo-Lynn plots Laura’s downfall.

Derby Girl – Shauna Cross. And since we’re on the page about debutantes … Bliss Cavendar DEFINITELY does not want to be a pageant contestant (or horror of horrors, Miss Blue Bonnet), so she joins the roller derby scene.

My Boyfriend is a Monster: Made for Each Other – Paul D. Storrie.  High school students Maria and Tom are immediately attracted to each other, but an envious monster named Hedy will stop at nothing to destroy their romance.

Princess in Pink – Meg Cabot. High school freshman (and Genovian Princess) Mia tries to get her reluctant boyfriend to take her to the prom.

Probably Still Nick Swansen – Virginia Euwer Wolff.  Sixteen-year-old learning-disabled Nick struggles to endure a life in which the other kids make fun of him and his date for the prom makes an excuse not to go with him.

Prom Dates from Hell – Rosemary Clement-Moore. And you thought YOUR date was weird. High school senior Maggie would rather die than attend prom, but when a classmate summons a revenge-seeking demon, she has no choice but to get a dress and prepare to face jocks, cheerleaders, and Evil Incarnate itself.

Prom Nights from Hell. Five paranormal prom stories from five young adult authors. All available as an EPUB. Includes stories from Lauren Myracle, Stephenie Meyer, Meg Cabot, Michele Jaffe, and Kim Harrison.

Zombies vs. Unicorns.  Check out Libba Bray’s short story, Prom Night. What happens when zombies are intent on ruining your prom night?