Sam is not exactly what you'd call a regular guy: while his IQ is stratospheric, his social skills don't quite rank as high, and his dating history: well, there's no history to speak of . . . yet. But Sam has set out to finally fit in. He's resolved to get some answers wrong in class; to stop getting perfect marks on his assignments; to get to know some people other than Ian and Brooke, his two closest (okay, only) friends--and find himself a prom date.
And the prom is on everyone's mind: Sam's school has become swept up by promposals--in other words, very elaborate, very public scenes in which someone is asked to the prom. Sam thinks he might have found the inspiration he needs to ask the girl dreams out for a perfect night at the prom--as well as the unforgettable way to do it.
Synopsis from Chapters.Indigo.ca
This was a fun book for a Sunday afternoon when you just want something light. I really wasn’t sure how an entire book could be about a promposal but I thought I’d give it a try anyways. Plus, the author is Canadian and I love being able to support Canadians!
All three characters are quirky and easy to love:
“I started to feel a rush of embarrassment and then stopped myself. There was nothing wrong with a guy hugging his best friend. I hugged him back” – this is one of my favourite moments in the book. I love it. We need more male characters that aren’t afraid to show their emotions; guys have feelings too and it’s ok to show them!
This ended up being a very easy read and it made me really grateful that promposals were not a thing when I was in high school!
FINAL RATING: 3.5/5
Hi, I'm Alexandra! I love reading (largely YA fiction, but sometimes I'll read "adult" books), playing board games, Nutella, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix with my husband.
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