wordsbetweenlines's review against another edition

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3.0

3.5 stars. Some stories I loved, some I didn’t really care for and others were just there. But overall I enjoyed the concept and the variety of prom experiences, especially as a non prom goer.

whittneyshea's review against another edition

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1.0

The stories I loved best in this anthology were no surprise to me: the ones written by Libba Bray and John Green. I also really enjoyed Aimee Freedman's story. With a few exceptions that I didn't mention, most of these stories fell flat.

bluesreader's review against another edition

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4.0

After one of the stories, I literally said outloud, "That was the weirdest story I have ever read." Not bad, just different. The book as a whole was okay. Some stories were not so great, some good. John Green's story, the last one, saved the whole book and elevated it from a 3* to a 4*.

kba76's review against another edition

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3.0

Prom is not a ritual I ever had to go through...and I know that I would have been one of those students who came up with every excuse possible to not be involved in it. For that reason, I was intrigued as to how you could offer a collection of stories about a ritual that seems so divisive.
The reality is that the book doesn't even attempt to offer any kind of cohesive arc to events - it really is just a collection of random writings about different characters and their varying experiences of prom. Not a problem as such, but it might have been entertaining to have some kind of linking element to it (having recently read Blackout, it's definitely a good way to offer stories up to readers).
There were one or two stories that stood out - my favourite is definitely the one about the girl dating her brother's friend on the sly, getting drunk and passing out all while determinedly denouncing the experience. However, most seemed to perpetuate the concept and didn't seem too keen to break out of the stereotype.

cheryl6of8's review against another edition

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3.0

My niece brought this book on our cruise and I took the opportunity to read it. I never went to prom or had any interest in that scene. Probably why I found a lot of these stories difficult to relate to. My favorite was entitled Mom called and she says you have to go to the prom. That chick gets it. I also really liked How I Wrote to Toby.

hskurat's review

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fast-paced

1.5

themissyreads's review against another edition

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3.0

although i liked some stories better than others, all in all i enjoyed most of them.at first i thought these were recounts by authors of what really happened at their proms, but that is not the case. Still glad i read it tho.
I would recommend to someone who is a fan of the YA genre.

My favorite story was 'In Vodka Veritas' by Holly Back, although i of course enjoyed John Greens 'The Great American Morp' story as well. My least favorite was 'Primate the Prom'-i couldn't even finish it once i figured out 'Gorilla' was not, in fact, a pet name for a particularly manly date, but a real life member of the primate family. Bestiality is just not something i can tolerate in my YA stories.

laurengraham17's review against another edition

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4.0

It's hard to rate an anthology as a whole, but I felt like most of the stories would receive four stars from me. I would recommend this if you're in high school!

brandinh's review against another edition

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3.0

Most of the stories in this anthology were enjoyable. However, I hated "Primate
the Prom" and initially planned on giving the collection 2 or 3 stars because of that story alone....and then I read John Green's "The Great American Morph." Dang that man can write. Bumped it back up to a 3.5 for me.

thechosenchun's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced

3.25