Monday 23 April 2018

Blog Tour & Review: A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall

Love it or hate it, you’ll never forget it. In this heart-warming novel, Swoon Reads star, Sandy Hall, explores a classic high school celebration, capturing every relatable and hilarious teen milestone along the way.

Cora: Dating Perfect Boyfriend Jamie. Has NO IDEA how to break up with him…

Paisley: Anti-prom. Somehow nominated her anxiety-ridden best friend for prom king…

Henry: Hates social situations. Invited to prom by the most popular girl in school. SEND HELP!

Otis: Half of one of the cutest couples in his class. Not quite ready for a post-prom hotel room…

Lizzie: Shy. Excited to go to prom. With a boy. Whose name she doesn’t know.

Cameron: Loner. Over high school. Just wants to meet the mysterious girl who’s been leaving him notes…

Jacinta: Unnamed Nerd Girl #3. Determined to become the star of her own life, starting with prom…

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, A Prom to Remember, from Sandy Hall (author of A Little Something Different), is a funny and cinematic look at the biggest dance of every high schooler’s life.


Full-length novel. 

Multiple, POV. 


This type of book - YA, contemporary - isn't my typical kind of book but I was drawn to it firstly by the cover and then secondly by the awesome blurb so I jumped at the chance to take part in the blog tour, and expand my horizons, and I'm glad that I did!

A Prom to Remember is a light entertaining read all about the life of a group of teenagers on the build-up to their senior prom.
This was cool for me seeing as proms aren't really that big of a deal in the UK - or they weren't ten years ago! - but due to TV and movies, they've always been a fascinating topic.

The story is told from multiple pov which I initially struggled with. Keeping all the names straight and deciphering their connections to one another, was more than my poor brain could handle for when I say multiple pov, I mean a lot of pov! 
We're not talking two or three or even four here!
Thankfully, it got easier as the book went on and I was able to settle into the realistic snapshot of these kids lives and just enjoy the teenage shenanigans, insecurities, and self-discovery. 

This wasn't a book that I'm likely to read again - as I said, it's not my typical read - but I'm so glad that I read it for it made me smile and helped me escape a miserable week.
I'll definitely be recommending it to my teenaged niece.

I enjoyed the cover for this one. It would definitely catch my eye in a bookstore. 

Sandy Hall is a teen librarian from New Jersey where she was born and raised. She has a BA in Communication and a Master of Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. 
When not writing, or teen librarian-ing, she enjoys reading, slot machines, marathoning TV shows, and long scrolls through Tumblr. 
A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT was her first novel. 



  1. Great review! This sounds like a really fun and cute read overall! Glad you liked it! :)

    1. It was! Thanks for stopping by Giselle!

  2. I enjoyed Hall's first book even with the MANY pov's but I didn't' know she had another one coming out.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  3. That sounds like a lot of different POVs! I had trouble with a book recently because there were so many characters, but at least it was all one perspective.

    My small town made prom a BIG DEAL, but I didn't really see the appeal. It's just like any other dance... I don't know. It wasn't my thing. I'm happy I went for the memories and all that jazz, but it wasn't life-changing.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

    1. There was 7 or 8 I think... Really weird but it came together in the end. :)

      We had a leavers dance that we went to and it wasn't bad but it wasn't on the scale of a prom. Although it was in a hotel and we had to dress up fancy etc. :)

  4. Sounds like a fun book! I don't mind multiple POV's all that often, as long as I can keep track. LOl I'm glad you gave this a shot and enjoyed it.


  5. This sounds like an adorable read. It sounds like a very realistic snap shot of high school. I hardly ever read YA books but I might have to grab this one.

  6. Sounds like this was a nice change of pace when you needed it. Glad you enjoyed it, Nicola!
    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

  7. This sounds like such a fun read! Glad you enjoyed it! Have a wonderful week, Nicola!


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