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Once Upon a Prom #1: Dream Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 2008


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  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Series: Once Upon A Prom (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Point (February 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545028159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545028158
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 4.2 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TeensReadToo on January 16, 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Meet Jordan, Tara, and Nisha. These three girls are best friends and seniors in their final few months of high school. Like most senior girls, before graduation, attentions turn to the Prom. Yes, Prom with a capital "P." By now, they have college sorted, and are waiting for graduation. So Prom is the last big event until then.

DREAM is the first book in a series of three chronicling their journey to get to the prom.

The story is fairly straightforward. First, you have Jordan. Jordan is the shining star of the three - cheerleader, dating the star quarterback, pretty, smart, and nice. However, after getting a less than satisfactory grade on a photography class assignment, Jordan begins to look at herself a bit more closely. A chance encounter in a movie queue line with a strange boy opens Jordan's eyes to things she took for granted or ignored.

Next you have Nisha. Nisha is the Indian girl hiding her American boyfriend from her old-school parents. Nisha wants to go to the prom with Brian, but after six months of dating, she hasn't let him meet her family yet. Nisha tries to formulate a plan that will allow her to go to Prom with Brian, without her parents finding out that the prom is a dating function.

And last you have Tara. Tara is the 5th-wheel, without a boyfriend and the chairperson of the Prom Committee. Tara starts receiving text messages from a secret admirer. The three girls try to figure out who the mysterious "K" is. Only after agreeing to meet with "K" does Tara start to put her plan to get a date for the prom into action.

The girls are in the beginning stages of getting set to go to the prom. So far, only one of them has bought a dress. Jordan is fighting attraction for her new friend.
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It's senior year and prom is coming up - in a mere four months! There are plans and preparations to be made regarding dates, dresses, and getting permission to attend. Best friends Jordan, Tara, and Nisha are caught up on the pre-prom mood; all are thrilled to go. Jordan has the perfect dress and date and, being a gorgeous blonde cheerleader, will probably be prom queen; but lately, after having met a different guy, she's having doubts if prom queen is really what she wants. Tara is the head of the prom committee, but her other prom plans aren't turning out so nicely; she can't even find a decent dress or date - until a secret admirer starts texting her. Nisha's afraid her strict Indian parents won't let her go to the dance, seeing they forbid her to date, but Nisha's determined to go with her boyfriend (the one her parents don't know about). As prom date looms ever closer, these girls' lives will change as well.

Once Upon a Prom: Dream was overall a very cute book, but very average. There wasn't really anything that made this novel stand out from other girly books I've read. There are the boy drama and fashion dilemmas classic to chick lit. The only thing that was missing was the friendship spats, and I hate to say this, but I actually think that a fight amongst the friends would've made the story more realistic because these three friends seemed really different from each other. I wasn't always rooting for the characters either: Tara came off as a shallow girl, Jordan seemed very confused, and Nisha couldn't get her priorities straight. If there's one thing in the characters I could admire, it was their persistence in what they believed in.

This novel is good if you're only looking for a short and light read, because the story isn't particularly meaningful. Once Upon a Prom: Dream was not one of my favorite novels and not one that I'd recommend unless you are a devotee to all things chick lit.
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By Ashley on March 21, 2008
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I so loved this book, but it was too short! And now I have to buy the n ext one cause the author left me hanging. i can't wait to find out what happens! Jordan better not cheat on nate. He is a cutie!!!
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By Book Lady on March 17, 2008
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This book appeals to some of the middle school students who I read with. This type of realistic fiction interests them, since they have similar aspirations and dreams.
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