Book Reviews of Prom Dates from Hell

Prom Dates from Hell
Prom Dates from Hell
Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore
ISBN-13: 9780385734127
ISBN-10: 0385734123
Publication Date: 3/13/2007
Pages: 320
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
Really enjoyed it,for a YA title. Am getting the next book,HellWeek
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High school senior and aspiring journalist Maggie Quinn just wants to survive the last few weeks of high school without getting sucked into the prom madness. However, there's more on her plate to worry about when strange and horrible things begin to happen to her grade's "elite crowd," lovingly called the Jocks and the Jessicas by Maggie. These boys and girls suffer accidents or lose what is most important to them, and Maggie, with the help of her friends, reluctantly admits that something sinister and distinctly hellish might just be happening, and it might take a trip to the prom for her to come get to the bottom of it.

Oh, Rosemary, how do I love thy writing? Let me count the ways. Maggie is my kind of protagonist: smart, snappy, and always ready with a quip, even at the most inappropriate moments. Here is a girl who's not afraid to bust out SAT words in her narrative, even as she's demeaning her admittedly stereotypical but never uninteresting lower-intelligence classmates, or trying to kick evil's butt. She's a no-nonsense, smart-alecky girl thrown into a situation that's quickly turning unbelievable and distinctly UN-funny, and yet Maggie keeps her cool--and her snarky comments--consistently throughout. The strength of Maggie's character is the thing that carries this book by far.

If you're looking for a paranormal read that puts a smart twist on a familiar setting, look no further than Rosemary Clement-Moore's Maggie Quinn: Girl vs Evil series. I can't wait to read the next books!
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Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

Maggie Quinn is just weeks from graduating and getting away from Avalon High. But as the end of her high school years gets closer, Maggie gets warped into the wrath that is Prom. This only happens because Maggie had to protect the school outcast, Stanley, who was being picked on by the prime jocks and their girlfriends, the Jessicas. Maggie stops this by taking photos of the action, since she is the yearbook photographer, and threatens to use the hideous pictures against them. Maggie believes that she has done the right thing--that is, until Stanley starts yelling at her for helping him out and threatens to make them all pay.

Maggie ignores the threat, that is until she begins to have nightmares, which may seem ordinary, but for Maggie they only predict the future. Soon enough strange things begin to happen at school, all toward the six-pack of Jessicas and an unexpected student. The school's hottie even begins to notice Maggie.

Now Maggie has to put on her girl-sleuth outfit and figure out just what exactly is happening, along with Justin, the student that goes to the college that her father works at (if only he wasn't so cute). Let's just hope that Maggie can actually figure this out before things become permanent forever.

PROM DATES FROM HELL is definitely different, but in a very good way. Rosemary Clement-Moore takes on the Prom like never before. Even though everything may seem weird throughout the story, the ending actually makes it all seem so ordinary. And the relationship that blossoms between Maggie and a certain someone gives the book a little something extra.

Readers will not be disappointed with this great read, and some might even think about the consequences when someone bullies another.
reviewed Prom Dates from Hell on + 962 more book reviews
High school senior and aspiring journalist Maggie Quinn just wants to survive the last few weeks of high school without getting sucked into the prom madness. However, there's more on her plate to worry about when strange and horrible things begin to happen to her grade's "elite crowd," lovingly called the Jocks and the Jessicas by Maggie. These boys and girls suffer accidents or lose what is most important to them, and Maggie, with the help of her friends, reluctantly admits that something sinister and distinctly hellish might just be happening, and it might take a trip to the prom for her to come get to the bottom of it.

Oh, Rosemary, how do I love thy writing? Let me count the ways. Maggie is my kind of protagonist: smart, snappy, and always ready with a quip, even at the most inappropriate moments. Here is a girl who's not afraid to bust out SAT words in her narrative, even as she's demeaning her admittedly stereotypical but never uninteresting lower-intelligence classmates, or trying to kick evil's butt. She's a no-nonsense, smart-alecky girl thrown into a situation that's quickly turning unbelievable and distinctly UN-funny, and yet Maggie keeps her cool--and her snarky comments--consistently throughout. The strength of Maggie's character is the thing that carries this book by far.

If you're looking for a paranormal read that puts a smart twist on a familiar setting, look no further than Rosemary Clement-Moore's Maggie Quinn: Girl vs Evil series. I can't wait to read the next books!
reviewed Prom Dates from Hell on + 962 more book reviews
High school senior and aspiring journalist Maggie Quinn just wants to survive the last few weeks of high school without getting sucked into the prom madness. However, there's more on her plate to worry about when strange and horrible things begin to happen to her grade's "elite crowd," lovingly called the Jocks and the Jessicas by Maggie. These boys and girls suffer accidents or lose what is most important to them, and Maggie, with the help of her friends, reluctantly admits that something sinister and distinctly hellish might just be happening, and it might take a trip to the prom for her to come get to the bottom of it.

Oh, Rosemary, how do I love thy writing? Let me count the ways. Maggie is my kind of protagonist: smart, snappy, and always ready with a quip, even at the most inappropriate moments. Here is a girl who's not afraid to bust out SAT words in her narrative, even as she's demeaning her admittedly stereotypical but never uninteresting lower-intelligence classmates, or trying to kick evil's butt. She's a no-nonsense, smart-alecky girl thrown into a situation that's quickly turning unbelievable and distinctly UN-funny, and yet Maggie keeps her cool--and her snarky comments--consistently throughout. The strength of Maggie's character is the thing that carries this book by far.

If you're looking for a paranormal read that puts a smart twist on a familiar setting, look no further than Rosemary Clement-Moore's Maggie Quinn: Girl vs Evil series. I can't wait to read the next books!
reviewed Prom Dates from Hell on + 962 more book reviews
High school senior and aspiring journalist Maggie Quinn just wants to survive the last few weeks of high school without getting sucked into the prom madness. However, there's more on her plate to worry about when strange and horrible things begin to happen to her grade's "elite crowd," lovingly called the Jocks and the Jessicas by Maggie. These boys and girls suffer accidents or lose what is most important to them, and Maggie, with the help of her friends, reluctantly admits that something sinister and distinctly hellish might just be happening, and it might take a trip to the prom for her to come get to the bottom of it.

Oh, Rosemary, how do I love thy writing? Let me count the ways. Maggie is my kind of protagonist: smart, snappy, and always ready with a quip, even at the most inappropriate moments. Here is a girl who's not afraid to bust out SAT words in her narrative, even as she's demeaning her admittedly stereotypical but never uninteresting lower-intelligence classmates, or trying to kick evil's butt. She's a no-nonsense, smart-alecky girl thrown into a situation that's quickly turning unbelievable and distinctly UN-funny, and yet Maggie keeps her cool--and her snarky comments--consistently throughout. The strength of Maggie's character is the thing that carries this book by far.

If you're looking for a paranormal read that puts a smart twist on a familiar setting, look no further than Rosemary Clement-Moore's Maggie Quinn: Girl vs Evil series. I can't wait to read the next books!
reviewed Prom Dates from Hell on + 7145 more book reviews
Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

Maggie Quinn is just weeks from graduating and getting away from Avalon High. But as the end of her high school years gets closer, Maggie gets warped into the wrath that is Prom. This only happens because Maggie had to protect the school outcast, Stanley, who was being picked on by the prime jocks and their girlfriends, the Jessicas. Maggie stops this by taking photos of the action, since she is the yearbook photographer, and threatens to use the hideous pictures against them. Maggie believes that she has done the right thing--that is, until Stanley starts yelling at her for helping him out and threatens to make them all pay.

Maggie ignores the threat, that is until she begins to have nightmares, which may seem ordinary, but for Maggie they only predict the future. Soon enough strange things begin to happen at school, all toward the six-pack of Jessicas and an unexpected student. The school's hottie even begins to notice Maggie.

Now Maggie has to put on her girl-sleuth outfit and figure out just what exactly is happening, along with Justin, the student that goes to the college that her father works at (if only he wasn't so cute). Let's just hope that Maggie can actually figure this out before things become permanent forever.

PROM DATES FROM HELL is definitely different, but in a very good way. Rosemary Clement-Moore takes on the Prom like never before. Even though everything may seem weird throughout the story, the ending actually makes it all seem so ordinary. And the relationship that blossoms between Maggie and a certain someone gives the book a little something extra.

Readers will not be disappointed with this great read, and some might even think about the consequences when someone bullies another.