Prom-themed books

Wish you could be dancing instead of distancing? Put on some dance tunes and a killer outfit, then check out our list of prom-themed books. If you read one you really like, let us know. You could write a review for the MPL website! And don't miss our list of books about senior year!

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

In this sequel to the acclaimed Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda we follow Simon's BFF Leah as she grapples with changing friendships, first love, and senior year angst.

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Prom Nights from Hell by various authors

In this exciting collection of paranormal tales, best-selling authors Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), Kim Harrison (Once Dead, Twice Shy), Meg Cabot (How to Be Popular), Lauren Myracle (ttyl), and Michele Jaffe (Bad Kitty) take prom mishaps to a whole new level--a truly hellish level. No corsage or limo rental necessary. Just good, creepy fun.

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Art Geeks And Prom Queens by Alyson Noël

Dorks, Dweebs, Debutantes, and Jocks--Where would you fit in? Being the new girl is tough--just ask sixteen-year-old Rio Jones. A New York transplant, Rio has no clue how she's going to fit in at her fancy new private school in Southern California. Plus, being late, overdressed, and named after a Duran Duran song doesn't make the first day any easier for her.

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OCD, The Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn

With frizzy orange hair, a plus-sized body, sarcastic demeanor, and "unique learning profile," Danielle Levine doesn't fit in even at her alternative high school. While navigating her doomed social life, she writes scathing, self-aware, and sometimes downright raunchy essays for English class. But when she meets Daniel, another social misfit who is obsessed with the cult classic film The Big Lebowski, Danielle's resolve to keep everyone at arm's length starts to crumble.

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Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

Heart LaCoeur has zero interest in a messy high-school romance, no matter what her name suggests. That's why she's decided to avoid prom angst by going with a group of single friends. And that's why, when two surprise prom invites derail her brilliant plan, Heart takes the only foolproof, drama-free solution: a coin flip--that somehow gives her the chance to live out both prom nights.

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Awkwardly Ever After by Marni Bates

Melanie Morris knows she shouldn't keep flirting with her best friend's brother, Dylan Wellesley, even though the last thing she feels is "sisterly" around the cute soon-to-be freshman. But attending prom with somebody else might mean losing him for good. . .

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Deacon Locke Went To Prom by Brian Katcher

Promposals are taking over Deacon Locke's high school and there is no place left to hide. But even with graduation looming, shy and unusually tall Deacon doesn't think he can get up the nerve to ask anyone to the dance. Especially given all the theatrics.

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Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson

There's no one at Philadelphia high school who doesn’t care about the prom. It’s pretty much the only good thing that happens there, and everyone plans to make the most of it. Then the faculty advisor is busted for taking the prom money and Ash finds herself roped into putting together a gala dance.

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The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion by Chris McCoy

Just a few days before prom, Bennett pulls off something he never imagined possible: his dream girl, Sophie, agrees to be his date. Moments afterward, however, he watches Sophie get abducted by aliens in the middle of the New Mexico desert.

Bennett does the only thing he can think of: he catches a ride into outer space with a band of extraterrestrial musicians to bring her back.

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When the Truth Unravels by RuthAnne Snow

Last month, Elin tried to kill herself. She knows she's lucky that her parents found her in time. Lucky to be going to prom with her three best friends, like any other teen. Like it never happened.

Jenna, Rosie, and Ket will do anything to keep Elin's secret-and to make sure it never happens again. That's why they're determined to make prom night feel just like it would have if this past spring hadn't been as eventful.

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A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall

Lizzie: Shy. Excited to go to prom. With a boy. Whose name she doesn't know.

Cameron: Loner. Over high school. Just wants to meet the mysterious girl who's been leaving him notes...

Jacinta: Unnamed Nerd Girl #3. Determined to become the star of her own life, starting with prom...

A Prom to Remember is a funny and cinematic look at the biggest dance of every high schooler's life.

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Promposal by Rhonda Helms

Prom should be one of the most memorable nights of your life. But for Camilla and Joshua, some elaborate promposals are getting in the way. Will they be able to land their dream dates in time for the dance?

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Prom by Jill S. Zimmerman Rutledge

Prom is about more than corsages and boutonnieres-it's an event that teens are claiming as a way to express their identities. See how prom has changed throughout the years and get tips on dealing with prom pressures.

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The Prom by Saundra Mitchell

An honest, laugh-out-loud, feel-good novel inspired by the hit Broadway musical The Prom—a New York Times Critic's Pick!

Seventeen-year-old Emma Nolan wants only one thing before she graduates: to dance with her girlfriend at the senior prom. But in her small town of Edgewater, Indiana, that's like asking for the moon.

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How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S. J. Goslee

Nolan Grant is sixteen, gay, and very, very single.

He's never had a boyfriend, or even been kissed. It's not like Penn Valley is exactly brimming with prospects. Nolan plans to ride out the rest of his junior year drawing narwhals, working at the greenhouse, and avoiding anything that involves an ounce of school spirit.

Unfortunately for him, his adoptive big sister has other ideas. Ideas that involve too-tight pants, a baggie full of purple glitter, and worst of all: a Junior-Senior prom ticket.

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Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me by Carrie DiRisio

Have you ever wished you could receive a little guidance from your favorite book boyfriend? Ever dreamed of being the Chosen One in a YA novel?

Or maybe you're just really confused about what "opal-tinted, luminous cerulean orbs" actually are?

Well, popular Twitter personality @broodingYAhero is here to help as he tackles the final frontier in his media dominance: writing a book.

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