(PDF) Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson


Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson

Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson summary Ä 108 Ashley Hannigan is one of the few people in her urban Philadelphia high school who doesn't care about the prom It's pretty much the only good thing that happens there and everyone plans to make the most of it especially Ash's be. I ve mentioned this before but Halse Anderson s Speak is one of my all time favorite books YA or otherwise I recently discovered that she s written a handful of other books so I ve been chugging through them So far none has been anywhere near as well written as Speak but Twisted and Catalyst were competent and better than most of that YA drivel that is out thereProm however is a complete turd Total dud Halse Anderson generally gives her characters a fantastic voice Her narrators sound like actual teenagers for the most part But not Ashley the narrator of Prom Whereas in her other books the narrators are upper middle class kids attending suburban high schools with realistic fucked up families and problems in this book Halse Anderson attempts to write from the point of view of a normal kid her choice of word not mine Her vision of normal is set in an inner city high school in Philadelphia and instead of seeming realistic it reads how an upper middle class suburban kid would picture students attending an inner city school Maybe they aren t going to college but they sure will graduate from high school And their families are just large and poor but they re poor because their parents have working class jobs No one does drugs or anything worse than drinking And of course prom is like the most important thing ever and everyone has gobs of money to spend on the dance It s ridiculous and patronizing And I realize I m not exactly one to talk being an upper middle class suburban kid myself but Christ Laurie put The Wire on your Netflix ueue and realize you know nothing about the world you tried to present in this book

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Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson summary Ä 108 Elp from her large and loving if exasperating family from Nat's eccentric grandmother from the principal from her fellow classmates And in making the prom happen Ash learns some surprising things about making her life happen too. I had high hopes for this book since I like most everything Laurie Halse Anderson does but this book was a bit of a disappointment I like to read young adult literature to put in my classroom and to suggest to my children but this one will not be high on my recommendation list It tells the story of Ashley who is a senior in high school and is seriously dating her boyfriend TJ and they are discussing moving into and apartment He has dropped out of school and Ashley is barely hanging on Her family is poor but her mother in expecting child number 5 as Ashley has 3 younger brothers Her father says he is making her a room in the basement so she will no longer have to share with her brother but she has little faith in him Her best friend Natalia who lives next door is helping to organize the prom But the young female math teacher has been arrested for stealing the prom money so the students are told there will be no prom For reasons unbeknownst to Ashley she volunteers to assist her friend Nat in finding ways to make the prom happen Nat s grandmother who is Russian also lives with them and seems a bit senile only speaking in Russian and eating ravioli out of the can Ashley works in a place very similar to Chuck E Cheese which she hates and her boyfriend talks about working but never seems to have a job The girls find a way to have the prom in the gym Ashley finds a way to get a new dress which her mom proceeds to destroy in the wash but Ashley doesn t care she does not see any value in the prom But in the end she decides she wants to go as she has been a vital part of the prom planning committee But the vice principal tells her she cannot attend since she owes too many detentions When grandma goes missing Ashley decides that she must find her since Nat is at the prom with her father since she broke her leg trying t climb the stairs in high heels and grandma had made Ashley a beautiful dress after her mother had ruined hers They end up at the high school where Ashley decides to dump her loser boyfriend TJ who had found a disgusting apartment for them and only cared about getting her clothes off to use the condoms she had gotten for the prom and getting high With a diversion from her mother Ashley is able to go and enjoy the prom with her friends until she is arrested for trespassing What I did not like about this book was that I never really felt anything for the characters they were not fully developed and you never bought into their troubles or their victories While Ashley has some very admirable ualities you just never seemed to like her enough to care

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Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson summary Ä 108 St friend Natalia who's the head of the committee and has prom stars in her eyes Then the faculty advisor is busted for taking the prom money and Ash finds herself roped into putting together a gala dance But she has plenty of h. My first modern YA book that I ve read for my class this semester First of all I forgot how awesomely easy it is to read at a lower reading level these books are going to go fast I thought this book would be kind of cheesy girly story about prom that would have existed in my day a Sweet Valley High like story but I was pleasantly surprised The story is about a girl who lives a low income life in Philly and ends up getting involved with prom after a teacher steals all the prom funds I really liked the main character and that the author did a good job of showing low income life without being cynical preachy or looking down for the characters You don t often see stories written from the point of view of the kids not bound for college or parents who can t afford to buy prom dresses and you especially don t see them without any hint of let s collectively pity these kids and make an ending that will show us they can become like us if they really try Reading this book made me realize how many other stories take this attitude One shock I had is that the author allows the character to cuss and that the character also is sexually active But I liked that the author approached both things like they were just part of her world and not overly discussed or infected with drama I really liked this book

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  • Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Laurie Halse Anderson
  • English
  • 14 January 2019
  • 9780142405703

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    (PDF) Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson About 15th of the way into this book I realized that this book was what an upper middle class suburban girl would write if she was writing about normal lower middle class kidsAnderson starts referring to the number of kids

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    read & download Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson (PDF) Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson Laurie Halse Anderson ☆ 8 download Re read in May 2019I cannot believe I went for only four stars back in 2009 When I reread the book in 2015 I added the missing one with an irritated tsk of my tongue and gushed together a review And now I have t

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    characters â eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Laurie Halse Anderson (PDF) Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson Laurie Halse Anderson ☆ 8 download I've mentioned this before but Halse Anderson's Speak is one of my all time favorite books YA or otherwise I recently discovered that she's written a handful of other books so I've been chugging through them So far none has been anywhere near as well written as Speak but Twisted and Catalyst were competent and be

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    Laurie Halse Anderson ☆ 8 download (PDF) Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson So I haven't uite finished this book but I'll get there today and I decided to just write my review now since I have a pretty good grasp on this book over halfway through and the plot hasn't changed much from wha

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    read & download Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson (PDF) Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson So the front cover has that 'last thing she ever wanted' tagline and the word prom written in red with a knife or something so i guess i was expecting a teen slasher type affair here maybe So i kept expecting people to get stabbed and then about 100 pages in still no one was dead not even the senile russian grandma and i was like huh maybe this is just a whole book about some girl helping to plan a prom and possibly i'm cool with that I tho

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    (PDF) Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson My first modern YA book that I've read for my class this semester First of all I forgot how awesomely easy it is to read at a lower reading level these books are going to go fast I thought this book would be kind of cheesy girly story about prom that would have existed in my day a Sweet Valley High like story but I was pleasantly surprised The story is about a girl who lives a low income life in Philly and ends up getting invol

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    (PDF) Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson This book prom is about a tradgedy that happend at school like a crime and prom might be called off Everyone now has to save the prom on time and forget all about there lives its a good book It had me sucked in on some parts and bored on others but in all it had a lot of action and things to look foward to reading The characters are interesting and the drama is fantastic i enjoyed reading this book its given m

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