The Chains and Wintergirls maestro shows she can make you laugh too. A gritty, witty tale of a streetwise girl roped onto the prom committee. Laurie Halse Anderson never stops surprising us. She’s written about slavery. And anorexia. And now it’s time for – uh, the prom. Everyone is totally excited about it. We are. Only Ashley couldn’t care less. She’s too busy worrying about her crazy family and her flaky boyfriend, TJ. (Sweet, but a loser with a capital L.) But when disaster strikes her Philly high school, Ashley learns a bit about making a prom happen… and a lot about making life happen. One wry, straight-talking heroine. One heck of a party – and one awesome book, which all you fans of The Spectacular Now will adore.

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  • Laurie Halse Anderson

    Laurie Halse Anderson has been published to huge critical acclaim both in her native US and in the UK. She tackles tough subjects with humour and sensitivity and her work has earned numerous awards. Laurie lives in Northern New York.


    Laurie Halse Anderson has won many awards in her native US, most notably the ALA for Speak and Fever 1793, and the ALA Margaret Edwards award in 2009 for her contribution to Young Adult fiction.

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