Prom Impossible by Laura Pauling (2.5 stars)
Xpresso Book Tours for the copy of this book. My receiving a copy does not affect my review and opinion, in any way.
1 girl + 1 prom + 3 guys = Prom Impossible!
Cassidy decides her senior year, including prom, will be about Michael Greenwood, the boy destined to be her soul mate. One problem. He hasn’t figured that out yet.
But certain events meant as innocent pranks—that weren’t completely her fault—introduce her to Zeke, the reformed bad boy. And cutting deals in the boys’ bathroom with Jasper, the hottest guy in school, lands her in a complicated web of half-truths that spirals out of control.
At the end of the year, she’s dateless the day before the big night but risks a lot more than her pride if she can’t find a way to fix her mistakes.
PROM IMPOSSIBLE is a modern-day Shakespearean romantic comedy in the world of teens, true love, and life.
I don’t even know how to comprehend my experience of reading this book. It kinda made me feel bipolar, ‘cuz one moment, I was smiling, and then the next I’m having face slap moment. *sigh*
I can’t say that the plot of the book is good, for me, I kinda expected what would happen, but sometimes Cassidy(the main character) is just plain crazy that what she does is completely different to what the right thing to do, pacing was pretty long for me, there were times where I skimmed, just a few pages, because Cassidy tends to blabber out long sentences when she’s nervous. Which happens a lot. I don’t really have a problem with the technicalities of this book. I just have a major problem about one particular character. Which is Cassidy.
I don’t know why she thinks this way, and why she seems to have different way of handling problems. She had the most unreasonable plans ever, it was so insensitive that even I felt bad for the people around her. She’s funny as a character, but sometimes, she’s selfish and is a really big brat. Its kinda weird ‘cuz Jules, her friend, who is much more rich/popular than her, is much more mature and sensitive towards other people’s feelings.
What I hated most about what Cassidy did was [Big Spoiler: when she used Jasper to make Michael jealous] I know that its consensual but still, she’s still inconsiderate of what would Jasper feel. Granted Jasper isn’t really THE BEST guy around (tho he is popular and famous with the ladies) he still doesn’t deserve what Cassidy did. There was another thing I noticed about Cassidy, and that’s her lack of contentment towards life, sure she has a lot of friends in the higher circle, but I don’t get why she would go to extreme things to go there. Trying to climb the social ladder is okay, but it gets bad when you’re hurting and stepping on other people
There could have been a million other ways for her to solve her problems, all without risk and to at least not LIE. But she chose to lie anyway, and to hide from all the consequences from her actions. As I continued reading about her struggle to be with Michael for Prom, all I see is how it destroyed her relationship with her friends, and doing things that I think was illegal? :/
And all this because she wanted a boy to notice her. I don’t want to be mean about it, but I don’t understand why she thought Michael was her soulmate. Michael was cute, yes, but I’m enamored with him much. Jasper was pretty douchey and stand-offish, Zeke, of course I loved Zeke from the start, because he seemed to really care for Cassidy despite her crazy antics, but Cassidy never noticed until its too late. Typical *face slap*
But even if this book confused my aching brain, its not THAT bad for me to hate it, in fact, I like it half of the time, (that's why my rating is a 2.5). It amused me, and it has situations where teen could relate. So overall, its not really that bad of a novel.
MY FINAL NOTE
Reading this book was pretty much an okay experience for me, I don’t have any real problems with anyone beside Cassidy and the things that she did. But who knows, maybe others will like this better than I did.