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Blurb (from Goodreads):
Keep calm and make it to prom night—without a legit panic attack.
For seventeen-year-old Bree Hughes, it’s easier said than done when gossip, grief, and the opportunity to fail at love are practically high-fiving her in the hallways of Belmont High.
When Bree’s crush, Sean Mills, gives her his phone number, she can’t even leave a voicemail without sounding like a freak. Then she’s asked to be on Prom Court because Maisey Morgan, the school outcast nominated as a joke, declined. She apologizes to Maisey, but it’s too late. After years of torment and an ugly secret shared with their class’s cruel Pageant Queen, Maisey commits suicide. Bree is left with a lot of regret…and a revealing letter with a final request.
With Sean by her side, Bree navigates through her guilt, her parents’ divorce, and all the Prom Court drama. But when a cheating-love-triangle secret hits the fan after a night of sex, drinks, and video games, she’s left with new information about Sean and the class Pageant Queen. Bree must now speak up or stay silent. If she lets fear be her guide, she’ll lose her first love, and head to prom to avenge the death of the school outcast—as a party of one.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“If anyone would’ve told us last year that we’d be up for prom queen and our dates are the hottest guys in school, we’d have laughed our asses off.”
This was an okay story, but it seemed a bit slow.
Bree was an okay character but I didn’t really love her. It was good of her to apologise to a certain person, but like she admits herself in the book, she did it quite covertly!
The storyline in this was basically about prom and the lead up to it, and the event mentioned in the blurb about one girl committing suicide didn’t happen until nearly half-way through the book, I also didn’t feel like enough was really made of it until the end either.
There was a bit of romance, but unfortunately it didn’t really appeal to me.
The ending to this was okay, but the whole thing just seemed a bit superficial considering that a girl was supposed to have committed suicide!
6 out of 10