Victoria Reynolds is getting ready for prom. She has the dress, the shoes even the beautician. The problem is she has one too many dates.
One second Victoria accepts the invitation from the star basketball player Randy Calhoun. After running into philosophic thinker Scott Feldman on a quick walk, she agrees to be his prom date. Will Victoria be able to make her mind up in time or will she hurt both boys as she struggles with “The Carman Curse?”
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A tale of two proms was exactly what I was looking for at this time a year in a YA read. It poses the situation where a girl is asked to prom by two different guys from her school and she is torn as to who she should go with. There is the popular jock and then there is the lonesome loser. It’s a surprise through the whole read who she will end up going with to the prom.
I really enjoyed the premise of this book and it was a short enough read to get through in one sitting. You don’t really get to know any of the characters too well and it picks up after both guys have asked her out and she is weighing her options. I thought it was a little odd that she was having issues picking out a dress because she didn’t want to try them on, but I guess that is a quirk of the character. I really would have liked to see this book be a little longer. I would have gotten more from this book if I had known the basis in which she was asked by the guys and maybe if there was any known history between her and them. It’s really a mystery if she’d had any kind of interaction between them prior to them asking her out. I think it would have been interesting, and maybe I just imagined it myself, that one of them she actually knew and had some classes with while the other was someone she really didn’t know at all. I know promposals are a thing now, that would have been a fun incorporation to the story and having her used how the boys asked her out as a weighing point of the book too.
I think this is a great read if you’re looking for something short and sweet on a spring afternoon. It gets you in the spirit of prom and brings back the memories you have of preparing for a fun night with friends, boyfriends and schoolmates