- File Size: 2166 KB
- Print Length: 79 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: July 5, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01I20DOX4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #410,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Prom Queen Perfect Kindle Edition
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Alexandra dela Cruz is our protagonist, and at first she can seem a bit… unlikable. Her personality comes off as self-absorbed or the dreaded mean-girl cliche we see in a lot of movies. However that quickly changes once we get to know her and find out about her personality more. In reality, we see that Alex is more than meets the eye, and seeing her character growth in the short amount of pages was pretty incredible.
The romance here is what makes the book so cute. Like I stated above, I love the enemies to lovers trope, so when you obviously see that Adam and Alex didn’t really get along, I was so excited to read how their romance would develop. Clarisse David seriously knows how to write a romance between these two, because you could see the natural transition where hate was slowly blooming into love. Alex’s character development also played a part in this because as she kept changing, her feelings for Adam were slowly changing as well. Adam as a love interest was so so good. He knew how to challenge Alex, he knew exactly what buttons to push to make her want to do more, and whenever I think of him I actually think of Mr. Darcy; quiet, reserved, but quick-witted. Adam and Alex couldn't have been better suited for each other.
This story wasn’t only about Alex’s romance with Adam. It also included a blooming friendship between Alex and a girl she thought she’d never be friends with: an unpopular girl. I thought it was so nice how her and Christy were so supportive of each other, and knew exactly what to say to lift their spirits up. There’s also a small theme of Alex’s family, and how they interact with each other. While a short part in the book, it was necessary to see why Alex is the way she is, and while I would have liked to see more, I’m glad that it there at all.
Before ending my review I’d like to talk a little bit about the diversity in this book. It’s written by a pinoy author, and set completely in the Philippines. I think it’s great to read non-western books once in a while :)
Everything comes together at prom and to me it felt like a cute high school rom com that would have had me swooning in my seat. Prom Queen Perfect is short and sweet, and honestly one of the cutest books I’ve read.
Alex takes a girl named Christy under her wing and they end up forming a sweet friendship that was everything to me. Too bad we didn't get to see more of them together but what we did get I loved! And this whole makeover/prom queen aspect of the story reminded me a little bit of She's All That which I really enjoyed.
As the story continues, we see more of the "real" Alex as she slowly transforms into the person she's always been too worried about being. Everything in her life helps her see that being her true self is better than constantly wearing a mask - her family, Christy, and Adam.
Alex and Adam were perfection.
I honestly just need more of them together, please and thank you.
It all just wraps up perfect and I couldn't keep the stupid grin off of my face!! I am such a fan of Clarisse David's writing and this quick read was such a delight! I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a YA with a Filipino cast or is in a mood for contemporary/romance! :)
Prom Queen Perfect follows Alexandra dela Cruz (I was so excited to find that we share a first name!!) and she is the most popular girl in her school and is currently in the running to win the coveted title of prom queen. But her once less-than-kind feelings towards her classmate Adam Cordero turn romantic and she finds herself helping out a socially-invisible girl at school who turns out to be her best friend.
I don't read too many novellas, but I loved the pacing and the way that it felt like this was a complete story. Nothing was missing and there was enough drama and romance and teen angst to make the reading worth-while.
Also, the fact that Alex isn't exactly the most sympathetic narrator was one of my favorite parts! I have a soft spot for main characters that are rough around the edges, and she goes through such a nice and realistic character arc, which was certainly refreshing. I also loved Adam and how serious, but funny and witty he was. The characters' romance was completely believable and I was definitely rooting for Alex by the end of the novella.
All in all, I completely recommend this novella for anyone looking for a fun, short, and easy contemporary to dive into and read in one sitting.