Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress by Tina Ferraro

Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress

byTina Ferraro

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2008

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Sophomore year, Nicolette Antonovich was dumped two days before prom by the hottest guy at school. As a result, she became the proud owner of one unworn, perfectly magical pink vintage dress. But Nic is determined to put that night behind her for good. She's a junior now— older, wiser, and completely overwhelmed by a new set of problems: (1) The bank's ready to foreclose on her childhood home. (2) Her father's too busy with his "replacement" daughter to care. (3) Her best friend's brother is an eternal thorn in her side. (4) Her best friend isn't exactly the rose attached to that thorn. (5) Rumors are flying around school that could get her kicked off the volleyball team, which would (6) ruin all chances of a college scholarship. (7) She still likes the boy who dumped her in the first place. (8) And what in the world do you do with an unworn prom dress, anyway? Strangely, it's getting to the bottom of this last dilemma that just might hold the answer to all Nic's problems.

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Title:Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom DressFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2008Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307492036

ISBN - 13:9780307492036

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from cute This book would work best for fans of Meg Cabot and younger teens, in my opinion. It was short and sweet, and I liked it well enough. The main character, Nic, is quite funny, but her internal logic does not always make sense, as it is contradictory at times. She has her whiny moments, moments when she thinks her dilemmas are the worst in the world when, actually, she just needs to breathe and think things through a bit. She is not too irritating overall, though. Her best friend ss disappointingly underdeveloped, considering how much Nic loves her. Jared, the best friend’s brother, on the other hand, is an HFC (hot fictional character). He is far from perfect, and he gets moody, but he’s a fairly realistic and good guy. The romance between him and Nic is adorable, built out of a collection of sweet moments. Sure there’s cheese, but this is chick lit; we all like a little bit of cheese with our romance once in a while don’t we? (Everything in moderation!) The plot isn’t quite as interesting as it sounds from the back of the book, apart from the love story. Nic actually isn’t going around trying to find out what to do with the dress, so I was disappointed that this wasn’t as quirky as I thought it was going to be. Nic deals with some family and school issues, but they’re pretty minor. This is mostly just a love story, but oh well. Yes, this book is predictable, but I think we need some happy-ending cutesy stories that don’t really happen in real life. We need the Cinderella tales. We need this junk food escapism every now and again. This short read is perfect for that. P.S. Sometimes, I actually go back and read the cute scenes from the story. What does that tell you?
Date published: 2017-03-23