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Book Title: Prom|
Date of issue: June 5th 2014
ISBN: No data
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The author of the book: Laurie Halse Anderson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 36.56 MB
Edition: Scholastic Fiction
Read full description of the books Prom:About 1/5th of the way into this book, I realized that this book was what an upper middle-class, suburban girl would write if she was writing about "normal", lower middle class kids.
Anderson starts referring to the number of kids that are crack-whores, in jail, etc. but none of the characters in the book get into any kind of "serious" trouble. This is simply not the truth for large groups of lower middle class kids. Many lower middle class kids have friends who get into serious trouble. Ashley hangs out with hard partying kids but none of them have consequences. That's an upper middle class reality, not the reality for families that are too cash strapped to get their kids a good lawyer.
The narrator, Ashley, lacks authenticity. She just doesn't feel real. She has a bazillion detentions but doesn't ever earn them during the book. She seems to ditch class regularly but the consequences aren't real (i.e. tickets, contracts, court dates, etc.). The book, on the whole, is sweet, but it lacks truth. Skip Prom and go read My Most Excellent Year, a story about truly "normal" kids.
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For bio stuff: Laurie Halse Anderson is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. Known for tackling tough subjects with humor and sensitivity, her work has earned numerous ALA and state awards. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists.
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